Five Islands Samoa

10 May - Upolu

Five Swims in four days and 27kms of Open water racing. This is a great challenge that will test your swim fitness and endurance.?? It will be four days of mostly swimming, but there will also be a lot of downtime to recover for the next swim.

Description

SWIM 1 - MANONO ISLAND SWIM
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
7.4km (4.6 miles)
Swim start, 11AM

A return swim to Manono Island. The swim is 3.7km (2.3m) one way and the same on the return.

Swim buoys will be placed along the yellow line, and swimmers will be asked to keep the buoys (yellow line) on their right shoulder on the way to the island, and on the left shoulder on the way back from the island. This is crucial to your navigation and current management. ?

SWIM 2 - ?NAMU'A ISLAND TO LALOMANU
Thursday, 11 May - PART 1
Disntance, 5KM (3.1m)
Swim start, 8AM

After some rest from this morning, we return to Namu'a island for Part 2. Our base at Lalomanu is a short drive to Namu'a. This swim takes us from Namu'a Island to Lalomanu.

?This is a 10km day.

SWIM 3 - FANUATAPU - NAMU'A ISLANDS SWIM
Thursday, 11 May - PART 2
Swim start, 8AM
Distance, 5km (3.1m)
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The swim starts on the mainland and out to Fanuatapu Island where we turn around back to halfway, and then a sharp left to finish at Namu'a Island. This is a challenging swim, as we're heading into an incoming current

SWIM 4 - ?NU'USAFE'E ISLAND SWIM
Friday, 12 May
Distance, 5.3km (3.3miles)
Swim start, 11AM

This swim was cancelled last year, and we're attempting it again this year. A new plan to start the swim at Tafatafa and go with the current to Nu'usafe'e island before heading to the finish at Poutasi village.
   
SWIM 5 - MATAUTU ISLAND SWIM
Saturday, 13 May
Distance, 6km  (3.75miles)
Swim start, Midday

The final swim of the Five Islands is a mixture of previous swims, start at Sauano village behind the reef. The swim is in the deep blue of Falefa Bay. The last 2km is in the shallow lagoon leading to the finish at Le Uaina Resort. This is also our accommodation for the night. The swim is with the current.

?RESERVE SWIM
Our alternate swim is Albatross Island at Saoluafata Bay. This is a 4km Course in sheltered deep water.

Contact Details
Samoa International Events is an Events company with its office at Lotemau Centre, Apia, Samoa. Our main brands are the international Series: Samoa Swim Series, Warrior Race (Half Iron distance), Samoa Adventure Race, Pacific Open Water Challenge, Samoa Triathlon Series, Scotsman's Trail and the Lalomanu Half Marathon.

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