Presidential Support Of Open Water Swimming

Presidential Support Of Open Water Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

At the Presidential Palace in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, President Danilo Medina talked swimming with Juan Carlos Morales, President of the Puerto Plata Swimming Club, and his son Juan Carlos Jr.

Juan Carlos Morales Jr. said afterwards that they had discussed the growth of sports tourism, specifically open water swimming, in Puerto Plata.

Dominican Republic’s Deputy Sports Minister Marcos Díaz, an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, will be honored as an ‘adopted son’ of the club during the next open water event held in Sosúa Beach on July 6th.

The inaugural Primer Nado En Aguas Abiertas (Puerto Plata 2014 event) will be held in Riviera Blue Playa Dorada, hosted by the Puerto Plata Swimming Club. The distances include 250m, 750m, 1500m, 3km and 5 km for age group and masters swimming divisions.

For more information, contact Pablo Etchel, Director Técnico, at

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Steven Munatones