Organizers of the 11th Bali Ocean Swim scheduled to take place on Sunday, 15 August 2021, have confirmed the event is postponed until Sunday, 29 August 2021.
The decision to postpone the Bali Ocean Swim was made after considering the developing COVID-19 situation in Indonesia and official restrictions on public movement under the “semi-lockdown” procedures now in force in many areas of Indonesia.
The organizers apologize for any inconvenience caused by the postponement but remind that the safety and health of all Ocean Swim participants and spectators remain uppermost in their minds.
Funds raised from this year’s Bali Ocean Swim, as in years past, will be set aside for people with disabilities.
The event will be held on Bali’s iconic Kuta Beach and operated over three different distances: 1.2 km, 5km, and 10 km. The event is open to both local and international participants.
Supervision of the race is handled by the organizers who are well-versed in the Province of Bali’s protocols for Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability (CHSE) meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Members of Bali’s Lifeguard Association (Balawista) will stand guard along the entire course of the swim route.
Proceeds from the 10th Bali Ocean Swim support Bali’s lifeguards and the Bali Sports Foundation “Nipper Program” that promotes safe swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle for young Indonesians. Funds are also allocated to Bali Sports Foundation’s swimming and water safety programs for disabled children and youth.
Everyone Can Participate in Bali Ocean Swim
Those who cannot physically join the 11th Bali Ocean Swim are urged to consider supporting the Bali Sports Foundation’s many programs in assisting children and adults living with disabilities by being a spectator, working as an event volunteer, or making a donation.
Individuals and businesses can sponsor the Bali Ocean Swim or the Bali Sports Foundation. Bali Sports Foundation Website https://bsfasia.org/
Bali Sports Foundation (BSF) is a legally registered Indonesian foundation created by sportsman and businessman Rodney Holt. Established in 2009 and run by a Board of Trustees, BSF has the stated mission of improving the lives of children in Papua, Bali, and East Indonesia by using the power of sports and play to foster health and peace.
BSF embraces and draws inspiration from the former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Aman, who said:
“Sport can play a role in improving the lives of individuals, not only individuals, I might add, but whole communities. I am convinced that the time is right to build on that understanding, to encourage governments, development agencies, and communities to think about how sport can be included more systematically in the plans to help children, particularly those living in the midst of poverty, disease, and conflict.”Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Aman