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Swim a 4km Solo, 2km Duo or 1km Quad team across the beautiful Princess Royal Harbour in Albany Western Australia.
Saturday, April, 27, 2013
Miromar lakes, Florida ( Fort Myers area)
We are proud to launch the Fiji Pearls swim - the first major open water ocean swim event in Fiji’s north. The event is sponsored by J. Hunter Pearls, Fiji’s major producer of premium quality Fiji pearls, based in Savusavu, who are giving the winners' prizes of beautiful Fiji pearls. Accommodation is with the organizers at Daku Resort.
Fiji’s clear warm waters offer a beautiful environment in which to swim. We are offering two long-distance swims with an easy short swim on the day between. We hope you’ll participate in all three, but you are free to choose just one if you prefer.
Wednesday May 29 : 10 km (6.2 miles) 8.30am
From Daku Resort beach to Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort jetty and back (high tide 10.30 so swimmers will swim with rising tide on first leg and falling tide on return)
Thursday May 30: 2 km (1.24 miles) 9.30 am
From J Hunter Pearls farm platform to Daku Resort (high tide 11.30 so swimmers will swim with rising tide)
Friday May 31 : 5 km (3.1 miles) 10.30. am
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort jetty to Daku Resort beach (high tide 12.30 so swimmer will swim with rising tide)
CONTACT US AT DAKU RESORT FOR BOOKING ENQUIRIES
The swim between Daku Resort and Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort runs in a straight line along the coast. It follows the last sweep of Savusavu Bay which is protected from the south easterly trade winds that can sometimes make the sea choppy on the other side of the peninsula. The water is warm and clear. There are coral heads from time to time although they are closer in to the shore line than the swim route. We pass two groups of oyster pearl lines belonging to the J Hunter Pearl farm on the way.
The 5k swim will run from the beach at Daku Resort to the jetty at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. The 10k swim runs the same course, and then turns back to return to Daku Resort.
The 2k swim on the day between will start at the Fiji Pearls farming platform which is anchored between the two resorts, and once again runs back up along the coastline to Daku Resort.
We are also offering a two day swim safari on the weekend after the swims.
The Ben Hair Open Water Race meet features a range of opportunities with race distances from 500m up to 5k, a large block of camping area at the race site (as well as many other lodging options, see below), and an open water clinic for both coaches and swimmers. In an effort to enhance the team aspect of this event we are including team scoring and a new event - the Team Time Trial (also know as the "Team Pursuit"). The result is a meet that can provide the athlete with a range of team-oriented, challenging, and motivating events.
Featuring the 2013 USMS 10k National Open Water Championship, a 5k and 1 mile open water swim races, Saturday May 18th 2013 just outside of Fabulous Las Vegas. As the sun rises, a gorgeous mountain backdrop greets you, a sight you will never forget. Take on some of the fastest swimmers in the country, or challenge yourself to your best race. Each finisher will be greeted with an award, a cupcake and a post race massage! Please note: The 10K national championship is for members of USMS or FINA. You do not need to qualify for this event. All swimmers must adhere to USMS rules and regualtions. Please visit the website for details.
This 5K & 1K open water swim (fixed buoy course) will honor one of America's finest. Aaron Vaughn, a member of DEVGRU (SEAL Team VI), was KIA on Aug. 6th, 2011 when a Chinook helicopter crashed in the Tangi River Valley of Afghanistan. All 30 American warriors on board lost their lives that day. This crash represented the single largest loss of life in Naval Special Warfare history.
The Annual Aaron Vaughn Memorial Frogman Swim is the primary fundraiser for Operation 300 Camp. www.operation300.com - an extreme adventure camp for children of fallen soldiers.
All registrants will receive free breakfast, juice, coffee, and fruit as well as a free lunch for our awards celebration! The first 200 registrants will be guaranteed an event sports bag full of goodies, including a specially designed, one-of-a-kind T-shirt from "Forged Clothing~ An American Brand" (A San Diego company founded by 2 Navy SEALs)
This will be a family-fun day. Events will be planned throughout the morning to entertain your children, including a 50 yard Tadpole Swim, so be sure to bring them along!