Mana Fiji (South Pacific) - CANCELLED

 
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STOP PRESS: This event has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19. Organisers plan to be back in 2021 on a date still to be fixed.

Mana Fiji SwimFest

mana fiji logo 19 250In 2020, the Mana Fiji SwimFest runs on Thursday, October 22 (10km solo and relay) and Saturday, October 24 (5km, 2.5km, 1km). The separation of the events allows 10km swimmers time to recover before taking on the shorter distances. The 10km swim follows a 3km circuit off Mana Island's North Beach, with a 3 x relay option, which opens up this glorious swim to those who feel 10km might be a tad too much for them.

Of the Saturday swims, it's possible to do either one or two swims: 1km + 2.5km or 1km + 5km. It's not possible to do all three. This is due to event timing through the high tide window over the reef on Mana's North Beach.

Core travel dates for packages are Tuesday, October 20, through Sunday, October 25.

Event details are below. To find out about travel packages, see our page on oceanswimsafaris.com... Click here

Event timetable...

  • Tuesday, Oct 20 - Arrive, settle in to island life; get to know Mana Island.
  • Wednesday, Oct 21 - Evening - Traditional Fijian ceremonial welcome - kava and cocktails
  • Thursday, Oct 22 - 10km Mana Swim (solo or relay)
  • Friday, Oct 23 - Discover Mana day. Coaching session with Trent and Codie Grimsey (for swimmers who book their packages through oceanswimsafaris.com). Trek around the island, swim around, hang about on the beach, go diving... Enjoy your complimentary spa treatment (if you've taken one of our accommodation packages)... whatever you'd like.
  • Saturday, Oct 24 - Three distances off Mana Island's North Beach -- 5km, 2.5km, and 1km, followed by Awards Ceremony.
  • Sunday, Oct 25 - Time to head off to your next adventure.

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Ocean Swims Stadium: Mana Island's North Beach

Race day timetable

Thursday, October 22

10km - Start time 9:15am

Saturday, October 24

Start times - 1km - 11:10, 5km - 12:15, 2.5km - 12:45

10km - Swim Escorts & Feeds

Mana Island Resort provides a swimmer escort crew that patrols the course on kayaks and in motorised craft and escorts swimmers as necessary. Note that it is not possible to have private escorts accompany individual swimmers. No craft are allowed on the swim course apart from crew. There is a feeding station provided offering fruit and water, but it will not be possible to have private feeds left on this station. Swimmers who wish to take their own feeds with them should carry them with them.

Swim entry

If you take a Mana Fiji SwimFest package with oceanswimsafaris.com, your swim entry will be covered in that package at a discount to entry fees shown here. If you choose to make your own arrangements, you can still enter the events on Mana Island when you arrive.

Entry fees -

  • 1 day's swims - $A385
  • 2 days' swims - $A450

Swim entry includes event functions -

  • Welcome cocktails, Wednesday evening
  • Awards Ceremony, Saturday

Note age qualifications for events -

  • 10km Solo - 16
  • 10km Relay, 5km, 2.5km - 14
  • 1km - 10

Remember, if you book your accommodation on Mana Island through oceanswims.com/oceanswimsafaris.com, your swim entry will be included in your package at a discount to the rates here.

Please note that morning swims and coaching session with Trent and Codie Grimsey are available only to those who book their accommodation packages through oceanswimsafaris.com.

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