Benidorm enables access to Mal Pas beach for federated swimmers, from 06:00 to 10:00

Athletes must prove their federation status and notify the City Council in advance the days they are going to swim
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Benidorm enables access to Mal Pas beach for federated swimmers, from 06:00 to 10:00.
Benidorm enables access to Mal Pas beach for federated swimmers, from 06:00 to 10:00.

Lifeguard service is brought forward at 06.00 to manage and control access to Mal Pas

Benidorm City Council is going to enable accesses on Mal Pas beach so that federated swimmers can train in open water from 06:00 to 10:00, based on the decree published yesterday by the Ministry of Health in which it is established, among other issues, the conditions for practicing professional and federated sport in outdoor spaces, including the sea.

The mayor, Toni Pérez, has indicated that “starting tomorrow, Tuesday, federated swimmers residing in Benidorm will be able to train in the city's waters, although access to the sea will be centralized in Mal Pas beach in order to ensure the correct compliance with the conditions established by the Ministry of Health ”.

Toni Pérez explained that "to swim in open water athletes must communicate it in advance to the Beaches department" by email, playaymedioambiente@benidorm.org. In this communication, athletes must provide documentation that proves their federation status in this discipline.

To manage and control access of federated swimmers to Mal Pas beach, the lifeguard service is brought forward at 06.00.

The mayor recalled that "as established by the Ministry of Health, athletes must maintain an interpersonal safety distance of two meters." In addition, "training sessions will be individual, the presence of coaches or other auxiliary personnel is not allowed, except in the case of those who practice adapted sports who may practice the activity together with another athlete.