Internatıonal Arena Aquamasters Swımmıng Champıonshıp In Istanbul

International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship, the most extensive
swimming festival of our country and of the Mediterranean region, hosted a thousand
swimmers in August 4-5, 2018.

Under auspices of the Governorship of Istanbul, in coordination and cooperation with
Turkish Swimming Federation, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Municipality of
Prince’s Islands and Istanbul Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, we organized the
8th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship in August 4-5, 2018,
hosted by Heybeliada Water Sports Club. 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. We have been trying to organize innovative, special, joyous,
and most importantly, secure championships for our swimmers and their families since
the very first one. Ten thousand swimmers from 35 countries participated the eight
championships we have organized in every May and October since 2015. With the
support of sponsoring companies, institutions and all the participants, this year’s
organization completed successfully.

Mustafa Ayhan, the District Governor of Prince’s Islands and Atilla Aytaç, the Mayor of
Prince’s Islands started the opening ceremony, and stated that they supported the
International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships from the very first day on,
and that the championship contributed to sports and sports tourism in collaboration
with state institutions, local governments, and the private sector.

The championship began with Setur Marinas 4x500 m Relay Race with 300 swimmers
in 75 teams on Saturday, August 4 th , 2018.

In the morning of Sunday, August 5 th , at 9:30 am, 650 swimmers participated Peugeot
Open Water Swimming Championship, and swam from Adalar Water Sports Club in
Burgaz Island to Heybeliada Water Sports Club.

We would like to express our warm thanks to all supporting institutions, swimmers,
participants, vision partners and sponsors.


Aquamasters Board of Directors