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OCEANMAN, the biggest global open-water swimming competition organizer today, returns to Soma Bay for the African & Middle East Championships – Egypt 2022 in October. OCEANMAN will make use of the same location from the Final World Championship last year.

By Swimmers For Swimmers

The African & Middle East Championships in Egypt is this year’s biggest swimming competition in the two regions and one of the biggest globally. Only qualified female and male swimmers can compete at the main event in the Finals, but the entire event is open to everyone as there are multiple distances available.

To take part in Oceanman and Half Oceanman categories, participants have to earn a qualification slot by participating in OCEANMAN 2022 races around the world or by qualifying in the top 10 of the OCEANMAN Egypt 2022 in any age category—Inspiration (swimmers with disabilities greater than 33%), Junior (14-19), and Master (20 to 60+).

The event will award the top 3 positions and prize money for the overall male and female category and another top 3 for each male and female category in Oceanman and Half-Oceanman competitions. All participating swimmers, meanwhile, will get a finisher medal.

To welcome swimmers from other levels, OCEANMAN will also host Sprint, OceanKids, and OceanTeam race categories. Sprint welcomes swimmers who fall under the Junior, Senior, Master I, and Master II age categories. OceanKids is for swimmers ages 7 to 14 and OceanTeam is for groups of swimmers from 12 years of age.

Timing and Location

African & Middle East Championships – Egypt 2022 is set to begin and culminate at Sheraton Beach in Soma Bay. Participants will have the opportunity to see the beautiful sandy beaches of the Red Sea and the magnificent desert mountains of Egypt during the competitions.

The official event is set for October 15, Saturday, but all participants should attend the race pace pick-up for all categories on October 14, the day before. Refer to the table below for the full schedule of the official event:

October 14, 2022

  • 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Kit Pick-up

October 15, 2022

  • 8:00 am – Oceanman Race
  • 8:30 am – Half Oceanman Race
  • 1:00 pm – Sprint Race
  • 2:30 pm – OceanKids Race
  • 3:15 pm – OceanTeams
  • 5:00 pm – Closing Ceremony

Registration Information

The registration for the African & Middle East Championships – Egypt 2022 is open online. Participants can register at OCEANMAN’s official website and secure slots for their respective events using the organizer’s online payment system. Here’s the table of fees per category:

  • OCEANMAN 10 KM – €130.00
  • HALF OCEANMAN 5 KM – €90.00
  • SPRINT 1.5 KM – € 50.00
  • Oceankids 500 m – €20.00
  • OceanTeam 3x500m – €25.00 (per group of 3)

About the Organizer

OCEANMAN is the first and most prominent organizer of global open-water swimming competitions. The first competition was born on the island of Cozumel, Mexico, in 2016. From North America, OCEANMAN hosted inspiring competitions on six more continents.

For more information about the African & Middle East Championships – Egypt 2022, visit OCEANMAN’s official website and social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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