The final of the Oceanman European Championship is in Benidorm next October 25.
- The championship is taking place at the bay of the city and it has 3 races: a competition of 10km, a “Half” of 5.5km and a popular swimming crossing of 1,5 km.
- The organization estimates more than 500 swimmers from around the world.
- The date take place on the 25th October and will be end the circuit 2015 what has been located in 4 places.
The next 25th october, the beaches and the Benidorm´s island take place the Oceanman show, an international circuit of open water swimming that meet the best swimmer of the world in each distances. Benidorm is the fourth race of the circuit; previously were Altea, Palamos and the Lago d´Orta in Italy and it will be the site of European Championship open water swimming for Oceanman and Half Oceanman so all the favourites will assist, fighting for the championship in those two categories.
Evidences of the international prestige is that the 40% joined are foreign people . At the moment there are 11 nationalities joined. Spain, with 120 competitors, leaders this ranking and it´s followed by Italy 33 competitors, Russia 23, United Kingdom 14, Poland 4. In addition, other nations like France, Holland, United States, Peru, Slovenia have swimmers in Benidorm as well.
There are already joined famous Spanish and international swimmers like Hector Ruiz, the current Spanish champion in open water and participating in World Championship in Kazan; Adrian Gonzalez, the current runner-up in this discipline; the triathlete Victor Benagues; the Elche (Alicante) citizen Jose Luis Larrosa; Paco Garcia, Andalucian champion in open water; the Polish Sebastian Karas; the Russian Evgeny Nikitin, winner of Palamos´ Oceanman; the British Georgia Amison, winner in Altea in the 10km or the catalonian Nuria Ciuro, winner in long distance in Palamos.
The central race starts at 8.30 am: Oceanman 10 km. The start sets on the Mal Pas beach. The swimmers will be back when they go around Benidorm island, a tourist sign of Alicante province.
Later, the “Half” Oceanman 5.5km will concentrate, at 9:30 am, up to 300 participants in a very atractive race because they will swim from the beautiful Benidorm´s island to, after going around it,
the line sited in Mal Pas beach.
Oceanman also has a popular race of 1.5 km for everybody who desire beginning in open water swimming. This race, whose the start and the line is in Mal Pas beach, will end the competition and meet around 300 swimmers.
The swimming and wildlife lovers have a date due to the high level of competitors, moreover the natural life of landscapes where they go on each race.
The swimmers Oceanman and Oceanwoman aim for European Championship are been qualified for the Benidorm race, results got in the races celebrated previously. The races will be open for swimmers no qualifies who do the same circuit but they won´t aim for the final victory in the European Championship.
Oceanman and Half Oceanman races will have two different classifications . The first one, show the results obtained by the swimmers in the European championship and the second one swimmers who aren´t qualified previously.