The Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) will hold its 77th Annual Mount Lavinia Sea Swim in association with the Mount Lavinia Hotel in a grand scale on the 1st and 2nd of March 2014.
“The event has taken place on the shores of Mount Lavinia for the past 76 years, hence it is very appropriate to take this sporting event to the next level we launched a mascot last year” states Mahika Chandrasena, Group Manager, Corporate Communications at MLH. “Wallace brings in a fun aspect to the sport as the hospitality industry’s focus is to encourage everyone to have a 'whale of a time', and so a mascot that epitomizes us, the destination and the fighting spirit of true sportsmanship all combined is the essence of Wallace the Whale.”
The sea swim will draw over 700 swimmers between the ages of 12 years and 70 years.
The event will be held in a grand scale this year with big names in the world of sporting garments MAS and media sponsors being MTV Sports will be supporting the event this year.
The two mile sea swim which is iconic with the Mount Lavinia Hotel and its location is incidentally one of the oldest open water swimming competitions in Asia having seen participants passing down the title from generation to generation. Its rich heritage includes unique records of history of winners within the same family, father and son combinations, mother and son combination and repeat victories.
Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union is the governing body of Aquatic Sports in Sri Lanka for the aquatic sports of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming.