“Merry Dolphins” is a separate social project which is implemented by SC “Donbass Swimming Masters”. These funny contests on water are organized for families: parents and their children. “Merry Dolphins” take place two times a month and they already became a great attraction for the citizens of Donetsk. These contests serve not only as an event aimed at improvement of health, they, in the first place, help parents and their children to find common understanding, to improve relationships within families.
SC “Donbass Masters” together with SC “ISD” and Donetsk Regional Center “Invasport” conducts Competitions for the prizes of Victor Smirnov, Hero of Ukraine and five-time Champion of Paralympic Games within the framework of Donetsk region Olympics “Believe in Yourself” for disabled children with hearing and vision difficulties and for children with orthopedic injuries. This traditional open tournament has been held since 2006 and the quantity of participants has been growing constantly.
The history of the Festival started in 2003 from a little swimming contest in “masters” category. As of today, the event has turned into a real holiday of aquatics. The structure of Festival embraces not only swimming in a swimming-pool, but also open water swimming, diving, mini water-polo tournament, synchronized swimming competitions, aquacade “Merry Dolphins” and elimination water races “Super-sprint”. Within the framework of the Festival inhabitants of Donetsk and its guests have a possibility to meet legendary sportsmen, to take part in master-classes, which are carried out by Olympic Champions, merited masters of sport and masters of sport of International Grade, to improve their level of mastership. Reach cultural program of the Festival – numerous excursions, meetings with interesting people – gives an opportunity to the participants and guests of the Festival to get acquainted with life of inhabitants of Donetsk, difficult labor of miners and rich history of Ukrainian land.