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swimdog
August 19th, 2005, 07:18 PM
Hello! There's not much activity on this forum but I'm hoping for some lurkers....

I'm moving to Honolulu (Waikiki area) at the beginning of September - is there anyone around who swims for UH Masters and would be willing to tell me a little about the program? I've seen the web site but there was no email address, mostly I'm just excited to hear more about the group.

Also, are there any Training groups that do ocean swimming near Waikiki? Is it safe to swim alone near Ala Moana or Fort DeRussy?

If I sound really clueless, I am, admittedly! But I am so looking forward to embracing all about training in Hawaii.

Thanks so much,
Sandie

nttun
December 30th, 2007, 05:26 AM
Dear Sir or Madam,

I plan to sign up for the Waikiki 2008 roughwater swim. what day is it and may I get a registration form to fill out?

Are there any disocunted hotel rates that I can stay in Waikiki while I do the swim? I have never done this swim before so I am searching for answers.

I am also going to Ohahu, Hawaii April 24 to May 3rd and was wondering if there are any ocean swimming groups with paddlers that will be practicing that time that I can join.

Help!

Aloha! and Mahalo!

;)Natalie

NKMD
December 30th, 2007, 12:53 PM
Natalie,
Here is the link to the Roughwater Swim
It will be Monday, Labor Day
the event registration is not up but you can contact the event director: Ted
TedSheppard@Yahoo.com
http://www.wrswim.com/
It is a great event.

There is a masters event on Maui too.
http://www.mauichannelswim.com/

You can swim at Ala Moana Beach Park, it is around 400-500 meters from post to post.
Very safe to swim by yourself.

You can also swim the roughwater course however, you must swim on the outside of the surfers. This you can do by yourself only if you feel comfortable. This is outside the channel about 1000 meters out. if not you can swim out and then back in. There usually a group of swimmers that swim off of San Souchi Beach, the start of the roughwater on the weekends, but I do not know what time.

Contact Diane Stowell-she is on Oahu
HIVPOahu@usms.org

Also if you want to swim in a pool, which I would say NO..The ocean is better. Swimming outdoors any place would be great.
There is a Masters team at Univ of Hawaii-Manoa Campus, that would be the closest to Waikiki, great group.
http://www.hawaiimastersswim.org/clubs.html#Oahu

enjoy your trip. I am jealous

From Hawaii, transplanted now in Illinois (just returned from Hawaii-miss it already)
Nadine

NKMD
January 20th, 2008, 11:57 AM
This email was sent by the event director:

Aloha and Happy New Year

Waikiki Roughwater Swim will be held Monday, Labor Day, 1 Sep 2008

Our web site updates and Active.com online application will be open for
registration

14 February 2008.

We are finalizing our entry fees, clinic dates and insurance-permit process.

New for 2008

2007 Online movie of the ocean race including start and finish line shots
will be posted to our web site. If you ever wonder what the race ???feels
like??? off shore, this cool movie is a must see

2008 Tee Shirt will be cotton material. We will offer tanks and tees

Swimmers 18 and under will get a price break

Normal on line registration cutoff date will be 28 August 2008, noon, Hawaii
Standard Time, 3:00 Pacific Day Light Savings. Late fees and prices will rise
on 28 August 2008. You may wait until the last minute to enter but we do
neither guarantee shirt availability nor start seeding for entries after 15
August 2008.

Keep Training! The North Shore Swim Series offers good training and race
conditions to prepare for the Waikiki Roughwater Swim.

We appreciate your support and look forward to a great swim in September.

Aloha

Ted Sheppard
President, WRSC 2008