Dalyan hosted the International Likya Dalyan Open Waters Swimming Competition. More than 100 swimmers had enrolled for the competitionstarted in February 1st.
Organised by Likya Dalyan Sports Club and supported by Ortaca Municipality, the competitions was organised under the slogan “We are Swimming With the Turtles”. Both licensed and non-licenced swimmers were able to register to compete in the organisation. The competition was held on Sunday April 17th as part of the ‘Tourism Week Activities’ and aims to be held every year from now on.
Competitors started from Iztuzu Beach and completed a 2140 metres course by going around the Hole Island near the shore of Iztuzu Beach. During the week other activities as concerts, fashion shows, art exhibitions were held and activities ended with spring celebrations.
First was Barıș Ahmet Yosmaoğlu in 27:53 minutes, well 2 minutes before the rest of the 271 male participants. Best female among 90 swimmers was Nilay Erkal, finished in 29:17 .
A very successful and professionally organized event. We congratulated the organizers not without proposing a date later in the year for future events, when our Turtles are not so active at Iztuzu Beach.