6th Arab Swimming Championships get underway in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, 27th October, 2023 (WAM) -- The 6th Arab Swimming Championships commenced today in Abu Dhabi, with the participation of 140 male and female swimmers from 16 Arab countries, at the Mohamed Bin Zayed City Swimming Pool. The competition will continue until 30th October, and is sponsored and organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council in cooperation with the UAE Swimming Federation and Abu Dhabi Aquatics Sports Club.

Teams from Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Yemen and the UAE are participating.

Abdullah Salem Al Wahaibi, Championship Director and Secretary-General of UAE Swimming Federation, confirmed that the organising committee is ready to launch the Arab event before a large gathering of spectators, following the success of the 2021 Arab Swimming Championships previously held in Abu Dhabi.

Abdullah Salem Al Wahaibi said, “The championship will be an opportunity for the member Arab federations to prepare swimmers for upcoming global competitions, including the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.”

Abdullah Salem Al Wahaibi also praised the great support provided by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council for the tournament’s success, which is scheduled over 4 days at the 50-metre Mohamed Bin Zayed City Swimming Pool. It is the site where all committees worked alongside the Arab Swimming Confederation to receive delegations and facilitate their tasks in training, ensuring that any difficulties were overcome before the start of the tournament.