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    Jan 2002
    Walnut Creek, CA

    UH Masters/Ocean Training

    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,

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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles

    Re: UH Masters/Ocean Training

    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.


    Aloha! and Mahalo!


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    May 2002
    Danville, IL

    Re: UH Masters/Ocean Training

    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
    It is a great event.

    There is a masters event on Maui too.

    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

    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.

    enjoy your trip. I am jealous

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

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    May 2002
    Danville, IL

    Re: UH Masters/Ocean Training

    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 online application will be open for

    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.


    Ted Sheppard
    President, WRSC 2008


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