One of the simplest and most accessible forms of multisport, aquathlon consists of three legs, with a swim sandwiched between two run segments. The official distances for the annual ITU Aquathlon World Championships are a 2.5km run, 1km swim, and 2.5km run. This can change if the water temperature is lower than 22 degrees, in which case the race becomes a 1km swim followed by a 5km run.
Beach handball is a team sport where two teams pass and bounce or roll a ball, trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. The game is similar to team handball, but it is played on sand instead of in a sports hall; because the ball loses most of its bounce on sand, there is little to no dribbling, and players instead perform more passing as the rule of traveling still applies.
Matches are played in two or three sets, depending on when a team wins their second set of the game. If teams are tied at the end of a regular set then the teams will play for a golden goal. The teams will try to win a jump ball and the first goal wins the set. If the teams are tied at the end of 2 sets then the teams will participate in a tie breaker. The tie break involves a goalie throwing the ball to his/her own player while that player attempts to score one-on-one with the opposing goalie. During regular play, if the goalkeeper scores a goal this counts as two points, compared to a normal goal scored by an outfield player which counts as 1 point. Creative or spectacular goals, such as 360 degree jumps and alley-oops, are awarded with two points, as well as inflights and 6 meter throws.
Each team consists of five players, including the goalkeeper and an unlimited number of substitutions, from a selection of three to five players. Throw-ins and kick-ins mean the pace and flow of the game are much faster than regular football. Shoes are not allowed; players must play in bare feet, although ankle guards are permitted. A game lasts thirty-six minutes, and is split up into three twelve-minute periods. Draws are not permitted, with the game going into three minutes of extra time, followed by a penalty shootout if the score is still on level terms after normal time. Unlike football, penalty kicks are decided by sudden death rules.
In Mediterranean Beach Games Beach Tennis Competition consists of 2 person teams. Men, Women and Mixed Pairs Competitions will take place. Matches shall be played at best of three sets, whenever players win six (6) games each, the Tie-break system will be applied. Competition Area shall be a rectangle, 16.0 m long and for doubles matches, 8.0 m wide. The court shall be divided across the middle by a net suspended by a cord or metal cable which shall pass over or be attached to two net posts each at the minimum height of 1.7 m or 1.8 meters.
Beach Volleyball is the only Olympic Sport in the Mediterranean Beach Games Sports Program and one of the most spectacular ones. It is a team sport played by two teams of two players on a sand court divided by a net. As in indoor volleyball, the objective of the game is to send the ball over the net and to ground it on the opponent's side of the court, and to prevent the same effort by the opponent. A team is allowed up to three touches to return the ball across the net, and individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively except after making a block touch. Competition Area shall be rectangular and symmetrical. The playing court is a rectangle measuring 16 x 8 m.
The competition area includes two circles of a seven (7) meter diameter designed by a 10 -centimeter red ribbon that must contain no metal parts. It must be filled with a 30-centimeter layer of fine sand. Competition is one to one ‘’fight ‘’ between two wrestlers in 4 weight categories. First wrestler to three points is declared the winner.
CANOE OCEAN RACING
The competition area is a body of sea water 10 Km long, the same track for men and for women. The shape of the track will be triangular delimited by buoys. Athletes will start from the beach carrying their canoe boats (SS-1) then follow the sea route until they complete 10km.
Finswimming is an underwater sport consisting of four techniques involving swimming with the use of fins either on the water's surface using a snorkel with either monofins or bifins or underwater with monofin either by holding one's breath or using open circuit scuba diving equipment. Events exist over distances similar to swimming competitions for both swimming pool and open water venues.
OPEN WATER SWIMMING
Athletes will have to follow a 1km swimming route delimited by buoys in a triangular shape. Athletes will take rounds until they complete a total route of 5km.
ROWING BEACH SPRINT
Competition area of Venue No. 1, will be the same track for men and women. The field will be a slalom round trip course, with a part of running between 10 to 50 meters and a part of rowing of 250 meters. The field may provide 2 lanes, consisted of 3 sailing buoys where rowers shall follow a slalom where after the third buoy they will have to take a 360 degrees turn and follow the same slalom route until they reach the shore where they leave the rowing boat and beach sprint until the finishing arch.
Water skiing (also waterskiing or water-skiing) is a surface water sport in which an individual is pulled behind a boat or a cable ski installation over a body of water, skimming the surface on two skis or one ski. The sport requires sufficient area on a smooth stretch of water, one or two skis, a tow boat with tow rope. In addition, the skiers are towed by a boat and the categories are Slalom, Tricks and Wakeboard.