Set to showcase global talentSomabay welcomes OCEANMAN championships for the third year in a row

Cairo, October 2023 – Somabay hosted the prestigious Oceanman Somabay Championship for the third year in a row, that took place recently . This esteemed global open-water swimming competition welcomed around 417 swimmers from different countries worldwide, bringing together both professional and amateur open-water swimmers on a single, competitive platform.

The Oceanman Somabay Championship featured a diverse array of races designed to cater to swimmers of all levels of expertise. Participants had the opportunity to showcase their skills in six exciting races, including the 1 KM open water “OceanFins” race, the challenging 10km race, the 5km race, the 1.5km sprint, the OceanKids Race, specially crafted for young swimming enthusiasts, and the OceanTeams Race, where groups of three swimmers competed in a series of three 500m open-water swimming rounds.

“The resonance of this year’s Oceanman Somabay Championship has been exceptionally positive,” stated Ashraf El Siessy, Chief Hospitality Officer at Somabay. “Uniting swimmers from 42 different nations, with merely 30% local participants, serves as a testament to Somabay’s unwavering dedication to fostering international sports engagement and advancing sports tourism in Egypt.”

In a significant move this year, the event’s venue was relocated to the picturesque Somabay Marina, providing participants and spectators with a stunning backdrop for this thrilling competition.

The event schedule started on October 20 with the registration and kit collection for participants, to be followed by a race briefing for all participants. On the following day, the action began with the Oceanman Race, followed by the Half Oceanman Race, then The Sprint Race, the OceanKids Race, and the OceanTeams Race.

Throughout the championship, the safety and well-being of all participants are of utmost importance. The event provided essential services, including accident insurance for all swimmers, in-water safety measures, and medical assistance with an ambulance and first aid support readily available. All participants received a finisher medal, a race bag containing a swim cap, a race t-shirt, sponsor gifts, and a timing chip.

To recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the swimmers, trophies, and medals were awarded to the first, second, and third-place winners in various categories.

The event promised to be an exhilarating experience for both participants and spectators, offering a merchandising shop on-site, hydration and feeding stations both in the water and on the ground, and a range of additional amenities.


About Somabay:

Somabay is a prime touristic destination in Egypt, idyllically situated on the Red Sea’s coast (just a 20-minute drive from Hurghada International Airport and only a 4-hour flight from Central Europe). Nestled on 10 million square meters of landmass, the self-contained community of Somabay is surrounded by sea on three sides. The resort site boasts some of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea and panoramic views of desert mountains.

Life at Somabay is where fantasy scapes follow you wherever you go, and sun-drenched activities take infinite elevating forms. Home to 5 luxury resort hotels and a signature portfolio of residential properties, Somabay’s one-of-a-kind settings with its full complement of premium amenities are the stage for incomparable experiences alongside friends and family. Somabay successfully developed a wide array of residential services, catering to different market needs and a range of target segments. The real-estate division has earned an unparalleled reputation for excellence with high-end projects; 11 existing ones, with targets to launch more in the near future.