12 Feb 2018 - 2:14
Sharq Village and Spa to host ‘Swim for a Cause’
Doha: Sharq Village and Spa will host its open water swimming challenge for a cause February 16, an official associated with the event said yesterday.
‘Swim for a Cause’ event will be held in collaboration with Qatar Charity, while H2O swim club, MAD triathlon and Tri Club Doha at the Sharq Village & Spa beach are the other partners of the event.
“By hosting such events we hope to raise awareness of providing safe and clean drinking water for the needy in developing countries,” said Sharq Village & Spa Recreation Manager Asela Jayaweera.
The event, which is expected to attract a large number of swimming enthusiasts, hopes to impart valuable water safety education tips to both children and parents. “Our aim is also to promote a healthy life style among the residents of Qatar. Sharq Village & Spa takes part also in water safety program for kids in order to minimize drowning incidents in Qatar. The program involves water safety education, how to react for emergency and to raise awareness with the parents for water safety as well,” said Jayaweera.
Jayaweera informed that Sharq Village & Spa is offering Kids Water Open Water Safety training to schools in Doha. This program is launched to minimized the water related accidents in Qatar.
Swimming experts also will explain ways on how to react during an emergency and to raise awareness among parents about safe swimming. There will be three contests – one for children and the remaining two contests, for both men and women, in open category. Participants may choose to swim a distance of 250m, 500m or 1000m. The first contest is for between the age of 8 to 11.
Parents and swim trainers also took part in the race while others came to support their children, who were contesting in the races. The age of the participants varied and we’re delighted to say the youngest participant was aged seven,” commented Jayaweera.
Those interested may contact Jayaweera for more information at 4425 6185. It can also be done online at www.sixsenses.com/spas/doha/welcome.