Meet Us In Bodrum Once Again For The 9th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship!

Dear Aquamasters Family,

Under auspices of the Governorship of Muğla, in coordination and cooperation with Turkish Swimming Federation, and Istanbul Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, we have been organizing the International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships, and trying to organize innovative, special, joyous, and most importantly, secure championships for our swimmers and their families since the very first one.
The 9th  International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship will be held in September 27th-30th, 2018, in the pearl of Southern Aegean Region of our country, Bodrum. We would like to express our gratitude to The Municipality of Bodrum and Hapimag Sea Garden Resort, which will be hosting the championship once again. This year’s championship is dedicated to the late İsmail Altındağ, the former Deputy Mayor of Bodrum, whom we ost in a tragic accident last year. We would like to share the details of the championship with you below. 
As is well known, the event is a combination of championships, and includes various activities. This makes the International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship the most comprehensive swimming event not only in Turkey, but also in the entire Mediterranean region. The program of the championship prepared with the innovative approach Arena Aquamasters team is proud to have includes the following: 
On September 28th, 2018, the first day of the championship, three separate open water events will take place:
•    In the morning of Friday, September 28th, Profilo Open Water Endurance Half Marathon 5 K will be held. World-famous South African s ultra-marathon and open water swimmer CARINA BRUWER will swim with you in this race. CARINA BRUWER and her band STERLING EQ will be hosted by our vision partner PROFILO, TURKISH AIRLINES, and Hapimag Sea Garden Hotel, and will make you have your moments with their music in the evenings of Friday and Saturday, September 28th and 29th.  
•    We will introduce open water swimming experience to our kids in ARENA AQUAKIDS SWIMMING EVENT on the same day. 
•    The last event of Friday, September 28th will be the PROFILO FULL MOON OPEN WATER RACE 500 m, which was held for the first time last year. This event is limited to 300 early registered swimmers. The race, which we hope to be very special, will be dedicated to CANAN ATEŞ, who served a lot to the swimming sport in Turkey as a swimmer and as a trainer.

On the second day of the championship, two events will take place: 
•    For the first time in Turkey, HAPIMAG MARATHON 10 K will be held in the morning of Saturday, September 29th. 70 Aqumasters and 30 Aquayouth swimmers will participate this utterly competitive race. 
•    In the afternoon, SETUR MARINAS 4 x 500 m Relay Race will start. Teams of four will swim for 2000 meters in this opening event, which will be so competitive, dynamic and exciting. The relay race is not limited to club member swimmers. 100 teams (400 swimmers) will be competing in cooperation with each other in this exciting and joyous event. The honored guest of this event will be FARUK MORKAL, the unforgettable record holder Turkish swimmer. 

On the last day of the championship, Sunday, September 30th, our traditional event with the broadest participation will take place:   
•    Peugeot Open Water Swimming Championship will include two racetracks, i.e. 1,5 K and 3 K, and host HAKAN ESKİOĞLU, the record holder swimmer and trainer, as the honored guest, 

Aquamasters’ vision and mission consists of contributing the awareness on swimming, and promoting it as a very special sport that can be experienced by anyone at any age, introducing it with a love for the sea to as many people as possible. In accord with these principles, we will very soon be pleased to announce the special events and activities that will constitute the 9th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship. You can find detailed information on all events and organizations that will be held in the scope of International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship in 2018 on our updated website (, on Aquamasters Sports Organization’s Facebook account, and on our Instagram account (@aquamastersswimming). 
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all individuals and institutions for their tremendous support, and specially to Mehmet Kocadon, the Mayor of Bodrum, and his team. 
We are looking forward to meeting you all in Istanbul and in Bodrum to have excited and joyous days during which we will swim in a secure, competitive and friendly environment. 


Aquamasters Board of Directors