Somabay hosts Oceanman’s international open-water swimming championship the grand finale by the Red Sea

El-Missiri: “Somabay is among the top-rated tourist attractions that endorse sports tourism. We passionately contribute to the government’s endeavors to turn the Red Sea region into a destination of choice for sports travel enthusiasts”

Cherif Fathy: “Deep gratitude to the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Egyptian Swimming Federation, and team Oceanman for making this event happen.”

Somabay, owned & operated by the Red Sea’s prominent real estate developer “Abu Soma Touristic Development Company” (ASDC), is hosting the ‘Oceanman’ World Open-water Swimming Championship Finale, from the 2nd to the 4th of Dec 2021. Sheraton Somabay, the official hotel partner, will be offering all the attendees splendid experiences.

The overall championship accounts for a total of 3,000 attendees, including 1500-2000 swimmers between professionals & amateurs; from 45 different countries. The top winners are to receive generous money prizes ranging from 10,000-15,000 Euros.

“We are thrilled to host the final round of the biggest and most prestigious swimming event worldwide, in cooperation with Oceanman. Seeing how Somabay is a sensational holiday getaway that overlooks the most exquisite deep turquoise waters and enjoys the finest sandy beaches, this event promises to be a bountiful all-around travel experience.” Stated Ibrahim El-Missiri, CEO of ASDC.

“Somabay happens to be among the top-rated tourist attractions that endorse sports tourism; be it athletic-leisure events or outdoor adventures. Not only do we make available an extraordinary locale, luxurious facilities, and prime hospitality & accommodation to our guests but we also promote healthy invigorating lifestyles. We are particularly passionate about contributing to the Egyptian government’s directives and endeavors to turn the Red Sea region into a world-class hotspot & destination of choice for sports travel enthusiasts.” El-Missiri reiterated.

Cherif Fathy – CEO of Boost Egypt, the organizing committee of the Championship in Egypt, also gave comment: “I would like to express our deep gratitude to the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports for supporting the Oceanman competition; allowing Egypt to host the event for the second time in a row, despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. I would also like to thank the Egyptian Swimming Federation as well as team Oceanman for their perseverance and valuable efforts in making the event happen.”

The championship’s finalists and qualifiers (age brackets ranging from eight years old to 70 years old) will gather in Somabay for the 2-in-1 grand finale. This exceptional arrangement allows amateur contestants the opportunity to compete alongside elite professional swimmers from around the world. Amateur participants get to compete in the open category (without prior qualifications).

It is worth mentioning, this is the second year for the Oceanman Championship in Egypt, and the first year for Somabay to host this prestigious event. Somabay’s Oceanman Championship also has the pleasure of welcoming to its festivities: Ferry Weertman – 2016 Swimming Gold medalist Olympian.

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.

About Oceanman

Oceanman the first and biggest open water swimming franchise in the world, it provides both professional and amateur swimmers the opportunity to achieve their goals in unique locations. It has 20 races in several different countries around the world: Malaysia, Mexico, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Dubai, France, Colombia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Thailand, and Cyprus, etc. Each race will qualify the swimmers got qualified to take part of the Final World Championship event at the end of each year. Website:

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