Get ready for the longest race

By Seti Afoa 10 April 2017, 12:00AM

There is one day to go to the Apolima Strait 2017 swim from Upolu to Savaii.

The race kicks off on Tuesday morning before sunrise.

In the race this year are six solo swimmers and three teams. 

Apolima Strait is the longest open water race in the Southern Hemisphere.

It is slowly becoming known in the Open Water Swimming community around the globe.

The swim gets a mention in the Air New Zealand inflight Koru Magazine this month.  You can follow the race live on livetracker throughout the day.

1. Christina Harris, 53 

Laboratory Technician

Nelson, New Zealand 

Previous Samoa Events visits, Samoa Swim Series 2013, 14, 15; Five Islands 2014-15

Expected swim time, 7hrs 30mins

 

2. Paul Feltoe, 43

Engineer

New Plymouth, NZ

Previous Samoa Events visit, 2014 Samoa Swim Series 

Expected swim time, 7hrs

 

3. Tony McLean, 46

Manager

Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty, NZ

First visit to Samoa 

Expected swim time, 8hrs

 

4. Tiffany McQueen, 44

Veterinarian Doctor, US Army 

Hellendale, Northern California USA

First visit to Samoa 

Expected swim time, 9hrs

 

5. Robin Rose, 56

Counsellor 

Aptos, California USA

First visit to Samoa 

Expected swim time, 8hrs 30mins

 

6. Sitivi So’oa’emalelagi, 16

Student, Samoa College 

Vailele, Samoa 

Expected swim time, 8hrs

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By Seti Afoa 10 April 2017, 12:00AM

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