The I crossing ‘Anfi Challange Open Water’ It will take place on October 17 in Gran Canaria and will have a maximum of 200 swimmers.
This event will have two main tests: one of 2,000 meters with departure in Arguineguín and arrival in Anfi del Mar and another beam of 4,000 meters round trip from Anfi del Mar. Registrations can be made until the end of August in a first round and the cost of participating will be 20 euros in the short test and 30 euros in the longest.
This open water competition is one of the few that will be held throughout the Canary Islands this year and will include an exhaustive sanitary protocol to offer the maximum guarantees of safety to all participants. “We have a very rigorous device to avoid the minimum contact of the swimmers and safeguard the health of the competitors”, they assure from the organization.
The start of this sporting event will take place in shifts of four swimmers who will jump into the water every ten seconds to avoid possible infections among the participants. All aimed at stopping crowds on a journey that is included within the events that Challange supervises in the Canary Islands.
The organization trusts that this fledgling competition will be a “complete participation success” as more massive crossings such as La Graciosa or the Sea of Calms in El Hierro have been suspended on those same dates. “We are sure that the first ‘Anfi Challange Open Water’ will arouse much expectation among lovers of this sport, who are eager to jump into the water,” they point out from the organization.
The event will have the support of the Mogán City Council, Local Police, Civil Protection and Luis Molina Sport to support an international test that will serve as a promotional escape for the destination. A journey that will be the first of many other editions and whose objective is to consolidate itself over time within the regional open water competition circuit.