On October 15, 2016“Haosha Cup” National Swimming Competitions (Dalian Station) as well as the 15th Dalian International Winter Swimming Festival of China, hosted by Chinese Swimming Association, Management Committee of Jinpu New District and Dalian Bureau of Sports, and co-organized by Dalian Pebble Beach Resort, Jinshitan Tourism Group and Dalian Winter Swimming Association, was kicked off at Gold Coast of Dalian Pebble Beach Resort.
In spite of cold wind, the Gold Coast was still full of colorful flags and crowded with tourists. More than 1000 swimming enthusiasts from Russia, America, Hong Kong and other places enjoyed themselves in the sea with passionate cheering from tourists on the coast.
The competition involved such items as men’s and women’s 1000-meter open water swimming, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, etc. Besides, other performance programs like 200-meter swimming and 50-meter life-saving will also be presented. The age of participants ranged largely from 7 to 78.
Dalian International Winter Swimming Festival has been held for 14 years since 2002. The yearly Festival has become a tourism brand in winter and also a sports event of Dalian, which plays an active role in promoting the public fitness and winter swimming.