FINA Open Water Swim World Event: Abu Dhabi

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Average Rating: 8.0
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8.0
I would take part again
9.8 Great experience · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Great event! Great support from the lifeguards. Well done!”

7.5 It's agood personal performance gauge. · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“The course and safety were top notch. More should be included on the participants pack. Like t-shirts. Etc I enjoyed the swim. Thank you. ”

6.3 Huge bright color first buoy...tiny, last buoy ! Abdellah Sbai · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“All the focus is on the beginning of the race and on the guys at the front of the race. Back of the race, no one interested, very little guidance from the one canoe guy who is trying to cope with the tired, not top of the form lost racers at the tail of the race...Sad ! Also the first buoy is a tall bright color one...towards the end the last buoy was a tiny triangular buoy that the average tried guy cannot see after half an hour swimming... Wrong approach. Jetski in the front, nothing in back”

6.0 Great job all round · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I was a little disappointed with the organisation at the finish. When i finished i got out of the water a swarm of people pushed past me, thus my time was not registered correctly. These things happen, and it is probably more of a reflection of the impatient participants who's nationality i need not reveal. In addition, it would be great if there was a little more advertising. Great job and i hope there is another race next year.”

8.8 Good Event · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“This event will only get better year to year, great event for the first time. Please introduce a 5km swim next year.”

9.0 Nice try. Federico Tata Nardini · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Nice as first time. not good performance but I reached finish line. next time I will bring wet suit (!!!). It was still cold.. well done organizers !!”

9.3 Was a great Trial swim for next weeks ITU Arnold Maas · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Well Organised !”

5.8 Averagely organized Event · Participation 1 time I would take part again No

“Being the first time I guess it needed more attention to detail and broadcasting specifics to participants. being from Dubai, it was a little difficult to find the exact location of the event, signage was almost non existent, timing chips were not given! The course was quite awkward to swim around too. But whatever, at least the effort was made by the organisers which is appreciated. Thanks.”

8.0 Nice · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
8.5 Great open water swim in a world champion setting! · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Just one comment - about half way through the mile swim, the exhaust from one of the jet skis was pretty intense. For about three or four minutes, I felt like I was inhaling the fumes from the craft. The lifeguards in the kayaks were fantastic help to keep us on course! Great event - thank you!”

7.8 Good Job · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
7.5 Poor organization at the end, overall good Ivan Kopcanski · Participation 2 times I would take part again Maybe
9.0 Excellent swim, well organised · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Just a pity so many other events were on the same day so not a huge crowd. Good safety, good organisation. Maybe a dedicated changing area next time please?”

7.5 Nice event, not oriented to family Bernardo Franco · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“Nice event but not oriented to family , there was only competitive swimers, next time this should be informed in advance or be more open to people who likes to participate not as big swimmers”

7.3 All good except no price money · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes
10.0 This was perfect Laurence Clement · Participation 1 time I would take part again Yes

“I will come back to the next open sea competition. Organization, registration, race are perfect.”

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