The first ever open water swim to be held at Fiji’s Northern Island has been scheduled to happen between May 29th – 31st. The Fiji Pearls Swim is going to be sponsored by J Hunter Pearls with the winner walking away with a glittering prize of their finest quality pearls. The event will be based at Savusavu and feature two marathon swims of 5 Km and 10 Km respectively. A short distance race of 2 Km has also been scheduled on the second day of the event.
The world over Fiji is known for the annual Mana Fiji Swim Fest which has been held for the past eight years. Every year hundreds of swimmers come to Fiji to take part in the event. To avoid clashing with the main attraction of the calendar the organisers of the J Hunter Pearls swimming event has quite understandably decided to hold the event at a separate date.
Savusavu the host town of the event is known for its calm, crystal clear waters and has a very charming & peaceful way of life that attracts participating swimmers coming in from every corner of the world. Swimmers love to spend a few days at this destination before embarking on the marathon swimming event, with a dream to win the coveted prize featuring some of the most beautiful pearls that are obtained from the bosom of these waters. Fiji has a large diversity of pearls and that includes colours such as chocolate, pistachio, champagne, cobalt and black; a number of these will be give away as prizes.
Justin Hunter mentioned that the company is proud to be supporting this swimming event and the fact that the course stretches beside some of the oyster farming lines of the company makes it an unique experience for the swimmers. In fact the 2 Km swimming event starts from one of the pearl farm platforms itself.
Paul Ellercamp, operator of oceanswims.com offers a weekend swimming safari after the event has gone by. He has been associated with the Mana swim for a long time and is one who loves to experiments with his swimming routes to find out new places to enjoy. He mentioned that the waters off the Daku resort are perfect for some of the swimming safaris that he has designed. Running from the Daku resort the course will extend till the Jean-Michel Cousteau resort following the shoreline. Enthusiasts can stay at the Daku resort where accommodations have been arranged along with additional yoga and other attractions.