COEGA/Go Sport Mina Mile Swim Series: 1
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“I thoroughly enjoyed the event, good to see so many people participate with all ages and abilities. I will be competing again for sure. My only critism was the start of the 1600m, very dangerous with so many people. I was kicked so many times and unable to avoid it due to the lack of space. Someone could have been badly injured and I would suggest a staggered start (males and females separately) like at a previous swim I did in Abu Dhabi. ”
“The formula works so why change it, right? But perhaps a couple of subtle changes will keep us from losing interest in future.”
“All in all good family event with different distances to choose from. Small room for improvement: start in multiple waves for the same distances as it is quite dangerous for kids and adults to start off at the same time for example the 1 mile swim, start could be in 2 min intervals.. Great medal, goody bag, photo service (800m album missing on facebook site) and good job to all the volunteers handing out drinks and giveaways.”
“I think the event was more aimed at the shorter distances. In my opinion it is dangerous to mix kids and adults on a 1 mile swim, the aggression and strength isn't a good mix.
The start bunched the swimmers into the first turn, with adults this is acceptable, with kids this is asking for an incident.
It is a shame as there are so few open water swims in the UAE but I will not be doing this event again. From Abu Dhabi it is a long way to travel for a lack luster event.”
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