Another exciting event was revived to further promote and add in to the existing sports tourism in Penang, Malaysia – the Penang International Cross Channel Swim. The last Penang Cross Channel Swim was held in 1988, and after almost three decades, the event is live again.
Held last March 19, the 2nd Penang Cross Channel Swim is a unique & challenging sports event and many open water swimmers will want to add this event to their achievements but not all who attempt it will succeed.
The event also served as an opportunity for individuals to swim across the channels – as this event is pre-arranged and is done only with proper permissions and other necessary permits and logistics.
Safe Sea at the 2nd Penang International Cross Channel Swim
This rare event called for protection beyond the safety standards and legal arrangements. Swimming across channels also called for personal protection for the challengers against the harsh sun rays and the alarming jellyfish stings.
The Safe Sea Jellyfish Protection Sunscreen with SPF 95 did the magic to make the swimmers at ease.
Safe Sea Jellyfish Protection Sunscreen an organic sunscreen offering double protection from the sun and jellyfish stings. It is a very water resistant sunblock, with higher UV protection, which can last up to 80 minutes of aquatic activities. This sunscreen is a research-proven product to
prevent jellyfish stings by deactivating the stinging mechanism of various marine stingers.
Safe Sea has a waterproof, slippery texture that makes it difficult for the stinging tentacles to attach to the skin. absorbs secretions from the skin that would otherwise tell the jellyfish that its in contact with prey or predator. Chemical stoppers in Safe Sea block the chemical pathways where the stinging process is activated.
The race has flagged off at a starting point in Gurney Drive and ended at Pantai Bersih, Mainland Butterworth, totaling to about 6.5 km in distance.
“Last year we had 169 participants but the number dropped this year. Now that we have more experience in organising the event, we hope to get more participants next year, hopefully up to 500.”
The event was organised by state Youth and Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee, Penang Sports Council, Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and MPSP in collaboration with the Penang Amateur Swimming Association.
And again, Safe Sea has done a good part of it!
*Photo credits to The Star Malaysia or to due owners