International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships in Istanbul


International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships in Istanbul


Dear Aquamasters Family,

After Marmaris and Bodrum, the 8th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championships will host dear swimmers and sport lovers in the Prince’s Islands in Istanbul on August 4th and 5th, 2018, under auspices of the Governorship of Istanbul, in coordination and cooperation with Turkish Swimming Federation, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, Heybeliada Water Sports Club and Adalar Water Sports Clubs.  

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. Istanbul, the pearl of our country, will host the 8th International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship for the very first time on August 4th and 5th, this year. As is well known, the event is a combination of championships, and includes various activities. This makes International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship the most comprehensive swimming event not only in Turkey, but also in the entire Mediterranean region.

This year, International Arena Aquamasters Swimming Championship includes the following:

On Saturday, August 4th, 2018, at 16.00, International Arena Aquamasters Setur Marinas 4 x 500 m Relay Race will start from the platform of Heybeliada Water Sports Club. 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. You can find the detailed information in race reglements.

On Monday, August 5th, 2018, at 09.30 in the morning, traditional International Arena Aquamasters Peugeot Open Water Swimming Championship will start from the platform of Burgaz Island Water Sports Club, and end at Heybeliada Water Sports Club. This race will include two racetracks, i.e. 1,5 K and 3 K.

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 Championships, which will take place in Bodrum in September 27th-30th, 2018. 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.


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