La Mer Open Water Swim Series

1600m (1 Mile)  |  800m  |  400m  |  200m
Start Time: 7.30am

About the Race

La Mer in Jumeirah 1 is the place to be for some challenging fun in the sea and for this season’s La Mer Open Water Swim Series. Join Super Sports for the 200m, 400m, 800m and The Mile (1600m). Enter once and swim in as many races as you want. Plenty of lifeguards out on the water, music on land to keep you moving and lots of action in the water.
La Mer’s South Beach offers you a 5 star experience from its pristine beach with calm, clean flat waters to the open aired café and shops for some post-race recovery indulgences. Make it a family and friends affair and enjoy a day out in the water and on the beach.

Event Co Sponsors

Covid Procedures

COVID-19 Precautions

  • Keep a 2m social distance at all times.
  • Wear a disposable mask till just before you start and once you finished.
  • Stay in the Race Village area till your distance is called to the start area.
  • No gatherings / hugging / touching / group photos etc.
  • Any participants not observing any of the above rules will be disqualified without a warning!
Where to enter
  • Premier Online is Super Sports’ preferred registration partner. We always recommend purchasing the Protect Your Fee option when registering for any event through Premier Online.
  • Protect Your Fee ensures you receive a full refund no matter what the reason for cancelation, refunds are processed as per the terms and conditions stated on PremierOnline.com
Entry Fee & Refund Policy

Entry Fee

  • Adults (19yrs & over): AED175
  • Juniors (18yrs & under): AED125
  • Discounts are offered for families of 3 or more consisting of parents and children – aged 18 years and under. Email events@supersportsuae.com for the family discount code.
  • There is NO on the day registration.

Please note:

Swimmers may swim in as many races as they wish on the day for the same entry fee – except if doing the 3.2km as you can only do this one race.

Credit/Refund Policy

  • Any participants canceling their participation after the closing date or if the race sells out or who is a “no-show” on the day of the race will not receive a refund.
  • In the unfortunate event of the race having to have to be postponed/canceled due to COVID restrictions/weather/venue issues, the credit/refund policy of online entries through online entry providers will apply or you can have your entry carried over to any other Super Sports organized race.

    Entry Fee Includes

    • Electronic Timing
    • Swim Cap
    • Finishers Medal
    • Downloadable Certificate
    • Fruits and Refreshments
    Timing Chip Collection
    • Your Timing Chip collection is on the morning of the race at Race Check-In which opens at 6.30am.
    • Be checked in at least 30 minutes before the start of your respective race.
    • No need to be there from the beginning when Race Check-In opens.
    Race Day Program
    • Be checked in at least 30 minutes before the start of your respective race.
    • No need to be there from the beginning when Race Check-In opens.
    • Once entered, you can swim in as many races as you choose to on the day except for 3.2km distance.

    Individual Races
    06h30:  Race Check-In Opens for All Events

    07h30:  800 meters – All Ages
    07h35:  3.2km – 14 to 99 years
    08h00:  200 meters – 4 to 12 years only
    08h30:  400 meters – All Ages

    09h00:  Race Check-In for ALL races CLOSES

    09h00:  Mile 1600 meters: All Ages
    10h00:  Event Ends

    Prize Giving
    11h00: Prize Giving

    THERE IS NO BAG DROP!

    Race Distances & Age Groups

    Age Groups are calculated as per your age on race day.
    Male and Female categories for all age groups.

    200m  |  0 – 8 years, 9 12 years (separate races for boy’s and girls)

    400m  |  0 – 12 years, 13 18 years, 19 years+

    800m  |  0 – 12 years, 13 18 years, 19 years+

    1.6km  |  0 18 years, 19 – 39 years, 40 49 years, 50 years+ 

    3.2km  |  14 – 18 years, 19 – 39 years, 40 – 49 years, 50 years+ 

    Race Rules
    • All participants must be medically fit and compete at their own risk.
    • All events will take place irrespective of the weather conditions,unless organizers deem conditions to be unsafe.
    • No wetsuits or swimming aids will be allowed in any events unless otherwise informed
    • Swimmers will be disqualified for any of the following reasons:
      • Failing to obey organizers / officials / lifeguard instructions
      • Receiving external assistance during the course of the race
      • Unofficial substituting during relay events
      • Swimming the wrong course / laps
      • Any action that brings the event into disrepute
    • If your course involves 1 or more laps, you will need to passthrough the “GATE” in order to finish a lap and also for your last lap when exiting the water.
    • Swimmers may use any stroke to propel themselves through the water, and may tread water or float.
    • A participant may stand on the bottom or rest by holding an inanimate object such as a buoy, boat, rope or floating object.
    • A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance must raise an arm overhead, pump it up and down, and call or seek assistance.
    • Swimmers, who have received assistance, whether voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race, unless such assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress.
    • No swimmer shall return to the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraws from the race or receive medical assistance.
    Start Procedures
    • Please wait in the open beach area till your distance is called to the Start Area and keep your mask on at all times till you get to the start line.
    • The Start Area will be a social distanced grid of rows with 3 cones per row spaced 2m apart.
    • Swimmers to self-seed themselves with the first 5 rows only for recognized faster swimmers.
    • Once the start siren goes, all rows will slowly walk toward the start line, remove your mask and throw them in designated bins close to the start mats, and only when you cross the start line will you be allowed to start running toward the water.
    • Once you cross over the start mats your race and time will start.
    • Chip times will be used for this race so that means your time will only start being recorded once you cross the timing mats so it does not matter how far back you start.
    End Of Race Procedures
    • When crossing the finish line, please keep moving through the finish chute.
    • A new disposable mask will be given to you and please wear this immediately.
    • If you are participating in another swim then please wait to be called to the Start Area and if you have finished swimming for the day, return your timing chip and you will be presented with your Finishers Medal.
    Relays
    • Unfortunately, these can not take place at this swim due to social distancing restrictions but we will definitely bring them back as soon as restrictions are lifted.
    Swim Cap / Body Markings

    SWIM CAP

    All swimmers to wear the swim caps supplied by sponsor on the morning at Race Check In for identification and safety purposes when in the water.

    BODY MARKINGS

    Your respective race number will be marked on your LEFT upper arm and must correspond with your timing chip number.

    Timing Chip
    • This will be handed out to you on the morning of the race at Race Check In and needs to be handed back once finished racing so that you can receive your finishers medal.
    • Chips to be worn on your LEFT ankle with the chip number facing outward.
    • Make sure the chip is fastened tightly so that it does not move or change position during the race.
    • TIP: If the velcro strap is not long / tight enough, use a safety pin to adjust the length to keep the strap / chip in place and tight on your leg.
    Athlete Refreshments

    There will be a self-service water and fruit station close to the exit of the finish area sponsored by Emirates Water and Sharbatly Fruit respectively.

    General Information

    FINISHERS MEDALS will be presented to you once you return your timing chip after your last swim.

    WATER STATIONS can be found at the finish area along with fruits sponsored by Sharbatly Fruit.

    REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL These will be on sale on the morning at respective restaurants in the area.

    TOILETS can be found in and around the area.

    AMBULANCE Rescue boats, lifeguards, paramedics and an ambulance will all be present on the day for safety and support services. In the event of you needing assistance, please wave your hands in the air and rescue and medical staff will be there to assist you.

     

    Race Results
    • Please scan the QR codes in the Race Village to view your result once you have finished.
    • Full results will be on the Super Sports website as soon as possible at www.supersportsuae.com – top right-hand corner – Race Results.
    • You will find overall placings, age category results, and a downloadable certificate.
    Prize Giving

    11h00: Prize Giving

    • If you did not collect your trophy or medal from us on Race Day, it will be available 5 days later for you to collect from Dawson Sports in Mercato Mall.
    • Trophies and vouchers will be awarded to the top 3 male and females for the respective distances.
    • Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and females for the respective distance age groups.
    • Overall winners will not be included in age group prizes so we can spread the prizes out amongst more people.
    Photos
    • When you see the cameramen, remember to give them a smile or a thumbs up, especially when you cross the finish line.
    • Photos can be found on your results page by clicking on the CAMERA icon and then doing a selfie search.
    • Photos will be available 24 hours after the race has finished.
    Event Photo Albums
    Event Videos

    SEASON 2020-21

    Swim Course

    Registration & Parking

    Venue Location

    Directions to La Mer

    La Mer South Beach, Dubai, UAE

    Parking

    Refer to race maps for parking.
    Otherwise
    there’s plenty of parking in La Mer area.

    BIB#

    Race Numbers will be available 36 hours before Race Day so please check back then!