Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana hosted another swimming competition on its private swimming pool by the seawaters of the Arabian Gulf on Friday, May 20th, 2016. This race was designed to allow all young people to take part in aquatic competition and have some swimming fun. It was a thrilling few hours for all the spectators and especially the children as they had the chance to compete and showcase their swimming skills that they learned during months of hard practice through the supervision of striving instructors.


This swimming competition raises awareness and generates attention about the vital importance of teaching kids to swim. It welcomed almost 50 motivated participants, impatient to compete between each other with the possibility of winning gold and silver medals. The contestants tested their skills against each other and had, in the same time, the opportunity to improve their swimming techniques with our high-qualified coaches. The competition showcased a lot of great swimmers who impressed all the spectators. The children showed super performances and It was great to see them competing and enjoying at the same time.


“We were glad to invite all parents and children and share with them a good time under the bright sun. It is always a pleasure for us to share such moments with our guests” said Eleni Tsolakou, General Manager at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana. “It was the perfect moment for every participant to improve their swimming techniques and learn about this sport while enjoying a diverting day”.


In this yearly event, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills. The competition featured many styles – freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly – and participants swam 30 or 60 m in each race, or the additional 120 m butterfly and 300 m freestyle. After their super performances, the swimming fans took time to relax at the pool’s edge and enjoy cool and exotic refreshments at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana’s pool.