South Malu'aka Beach fronting. Makena Beach & Golf Resort. Makena, Maui, Hawaii. Link to course map.
DATE & TIME:
Monday LABOR DAY 9/6/10
Race Instruction: 8:15-30am
Race Start: 8:45am-ish
Hi: 1:56am, 1.19ft
Lo: 7:47am, 0.08ft
Hi: 2:53pm, 2.02ft
Moonrise: 4:21am- Waning Crescent
Maui Dolphins Swim Club, Maui Masters Swim Club
COURSES,DISTANCES & Qualifying Time:
- 2.4 Mile Swim. Rectangular course as shown. You must be able to swim one mile in less than 35 minutes. Depending on the number of entrants, your one-mile time may also be used to split heats. Any other open ocean mile (or longer) swim participation & time may be substituted with approval from the Race Director.
- 1 Mile Sprint. Complete the “yellow” part of the 2.4 mile rectangular course and turn back early. No Qual. time.
SPECIAL FUN RULE:
For BOTH 2.4 & 1 mile swim near the point at mile 2, and the mile just past the half way mark, there's a submerged arch in the coral reef with an opening depth of approx 12-15 ft. Swim through, get a token from a kayak standing by near the arch, and get 1 (one) minute off your time (see/initial disclaimer at bottom).
AWARDS: 2.4 mi 1st-3rd, 1 mile 1st only
Men & Women 10& Under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18;
Masters: 19-24, 25-29 to the top participating age group.
Overall top male & female special prizes.
PAYMENT & ENTRIES:
By Aug12: $40.00
By Sep5: $50.00
Race Day: $75.00*
*Shirt & cap may not be available
Hawaii Masters Swim Association for USMS #S390-OW005
USA Swimming #HI2010-pending
Electronic Timing will be employed. Race numbers will be applied as backup and for safety. Do not apply sunscreen until after your number is applied.
Awards for all ages
T-shirt and Race Cap & Post race refreshments
Extra T-shirts & Caps available for purchase online
All participants must be members in good standing with United States Masters Swimming, Inc. or USA Swimming, Inc. Swimmers 19 & over that are not registered can signup with USMS on race day. One year Hawaiian USMS membership (valid thru 12/31/10) is $40. One Event $15. Out of state swimmers must provide evidence of current USMS or USA Swimming registration.
Event parking available at S. Malu'aka Beach Park parking lot (proceed from Wailea along Makena Alanui Road. Turn right approx. ¼ mile past the Makena Beach & Golf Resort entrance (look for event sign). More parking is available at N.Maluaka Beach. You may have to pay to park at the Maui Prince Hotel – unless you stay there.
ESCORTS & EQUIPMENT:
Course marshals in kayaks, and certified lifeguards on a jet ski will patrol the course. No hand paddles, fins nor flotation gear permitted. Caps, Goggles, FINA approved body suits (without floatation) are permitted. Course will be closed 2½ hours following the start - swimmers still in the water will be escorted to land. Swim caps are required for safety and to ID your race.
SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY. While we will have lifeguards and kayaks on the course, each swimmer is responsible to know his/her abilities, be familiar with open water ocean racing, train appropriately to be in good physical condition for the race, and take any other precautions appropriate to competing in such an event.
Malcolm Cooper (808)280-4257 firstname.lastname@example.org(Race director).
Forms and information at www.aumakuaswim.org or the Maui Channel Swim site: http://www.mauichannelswim.com/
'Aumakua: Family or personal gods, deified ancestors who might assume the shape of sharks (all islands except Kaua'i), owls (as at Manoa, O'ahu and Ka'u and Puna, Hawai'i), hawks (Hawai'i) 'elepaio, 'iwi, mudhens, octopuses, eels, mice, rats, dogs, caterpillars, rocks, cowries, clouds, or plants. A symbiotic relationship existed; mortals did not harm or eat 'aumakua (they fed sharks), and 'aumakua warned and reprimanded mortals in dreams, visions, and calls.