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10 September

Five Islands Swim Challenge

- Upolu

Five Swims in four days and 24kms of Open water racing. This is a great challenge that will test your swim fitness and endurance.

Five Islands is challenging and is not for beginners. You must be a competent Open Water swimmer for these swims.

The formula is Five swims in four days and a total of 24kms in conditions that will challenge you as a swimmer.

The Swims are return swims to islands around Upolu. This Series sits between Samoa Swim Series and the Upolu-Savaii 22.3km swim in difficulty.

 

SWIM 1

MANONO ISLAND SWIM
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
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. ?

SWIM 2
?FANUATAPU - NAMU'A ISLANDS SWIM
Thursday, 12 May
Swim start, 8AM
Distance, 5km (3.1m)
?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. Unlike last year, this swim this year is at low to mid-tide.

SWIM 3
?NAMU'A ISLAND TO LALOMANU
Thursday, PART 2
Disntance, 5KM (3.1m)
Swim start, 1PM
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 4
??NU'USAFE'E ISLAND SWIM
Friday, 13 May
Distance, 5.3km (3.3m)
Swim start, 8am
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 Poutasi village to finish.

SWIM 5
MATAUTU ISLAND SWIM
Saturday, 14 May
Distance, 3.5km (2.2m)
Swim start, Midday
The final swim of the Five Islands is a mixture of new and old, a new start and finish line in the deep sheltered water of Falefa Bay.

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