6th Xiamen-Kinmen Cross-strait Swimming Race to kick off on July 13

Updated: 12 Jul 2014
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The 6th Xiamen-Kinmen Cross-strait Swimming Race is scheduled to kick off in Xiamen on July 13, with more than 200 competitors from the mainland, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan taking part in the annual swimming relay race.

The competition will be jointly held by the Chinese Swimming Association, the Chinese Taipei Swimming Association, the Xiamen Municipal Government and the Kinmen County Government.

The swimmers will set out from Xiaojinmen island on Shuangkou Beach, at 12:20 pm, swim across the open water and arrive at the Yefengzhai Rescue Command Center Beach in Xiamen.

With the competitors' ages ranging from 14 to 57, the duo relay event aims to strengthen cross-Straits ties through sport and healthy competition. The competitors will be divided into 100 teams of 2, belonging to Man A Group, Man B Group, and Woman A Group. The first 20 competitors from Man Group and Woman Group to cross the finish line will be issued prizes ranging from 1,000 yuan to 25,000 yuan (about US $161 to US $4,032).

Besides, it will be the first time that young competitors from the Xiamen Teenager Swimming Competition attend the Xiamen-Kinmen Cross-strait Swimming Race.
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