The MOROCCO SWIM TREK « Sahara Edition » is the first high-level open-water event in Morocco.
A new international event for amateurs and for professional swimmers wishing to push their limits.
It will take place in the lagoon of the city of Dakhla in Morocco, from 1st to 6th December 2015.
The event consist of a 6 days immersion in the desert, between ocean and sand dunes, with 4 heats of swimming.
This crazy and roving race totalise a distance of 25 kilometers .
Each day participants will have to swim a different distance over a different stretch of water, from a new starting line.
The swimmers will wear wetsuits and may use goggles and swim caps. Participants may rub grease on their bodies (Vaseline, lanoline or milking grease) in order to protect themselves from the cold and irritation due to the salt.
During the competition the swimmers will have to face the elements and will be confronted by natural forces: wind, currents and tides.
Differs from any other swimming pool centest and it’s success not only the fact of swimming against another competitor but also and mainly by completing a course and surpassing one’s own performance.
The real feat is to complete the course, even if that means taking twice as long as another competitor.
Regulations and aim of the competition: the swimmers will start at the same time and will complete the same course. This kind of event is organized on the basis of regulations, mainly governed by the rules of the International Amateur Swimming Federation.
The course will mainly follow a straight line: the swimmers will depart from one point and arrive at another.
During the longest heat, they will keep close to the shore over the entire length of the course. The advantage of this kind of course is that it enables spectators to follow and encourage the swimmers throughout the heat.
In the heat 3, the swimmers will have to swim the distance of a swimming marathon.