Thanks to its distribution, its organization, the security both in and out of the water, the infrastructure, the natural conditions and the rapid positioning of the race with more than 650 swimmers in only 6 short years, the Riviera Nayarit Open Water Swim Tournament is now an official part of the Global Swim Series (GSS).
“We’re very excited for the world-wide promotion of both the event and the destination,” said Marc Murphy, General Director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We want to extend our congratulations to the organizers for a job well done.”
“The Riviera Nayarit CVB has always been our main sponsor and has helped me approach the authorities to lend more weight to the event, as well as with the promotion of the event and so much more. Without them this goal would’ve been much more difficult to achieve,” said Event Director Belín Villasante.
Beginning in 2017, swimmers in the tournament will place and score for the different GSS races. The 7th tournament will take place on April 1st in the waters off of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle.
“We’re really interested [in the official scoring] because it gives the Mexican participants another option, and it will also attract more foreign competitors,” added Villasante. “The destination is already there; the Riviera Nayarit has already been launched in the series and every month more or less the organizers have been informing their network through the mail.”
In Mexico only Acapulco’s Traditional Marathon, El Cruce, the Reef Route, Cancun and now the Riviera Nayarit are part of the global series. The GSS has over 38,000 swimmers in 26 countries, generating a total of 80 competitions.