Santa Cruz bids for prestigious swimming event
Santa Cruz is bidding to become the seat of the Absolute and Junior Swimming Championship in 2018.
This event, traditionally held in summer over a long swimming pool, is one of the biggest events of this sport at national level and would be carried out in the capital of Tenerife with the consequent benefits for the hotel and restaurant sector.
The Mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, received the president of the Canary Swimming Federation, José Maroto, who travelled from Gran Canaria to exhibit this project. The meeting was also attended by sports councillor for Santa Cruz, Veronica Meseguer, and the president of the Association of Swimming Clubs of Tenerife, Pedro Albericio.
It was agreed to request the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN) to hold this championship in Santa Cruz. To this end, reports will soon be sent to this body containing the improvements carried out in the Municipal Swimming Pool Acidalio Lorenzo after its reopening last January and also the disposition that the capital has to respond to the hotel demand that an appointment of this magnitude demands.
Sr. Bermúdez said that holding this event “will consolidate our intention to bet on being the venue for championships that, in addition to attracting the interest of all athletes and fans of a particular discipline, also provide a benefit to the city in terms of Its dynamisation. Santa Cruz has already proven, with remarkable success, its capacity to host tourism congresses and other sporting events of the first magnitude.”