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Apolima Strait

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Phillip Ryan setting the record across the Apolima Strait in 2016 in 5 hours 3 minutes
Mike Cochrane after finishing a crossing of the Apolima Strait in Samoa

The Apolima Strait is a 13.9-mile (22.3 km) wide channel between Samoa's main islands of Upolu and Savaii.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

The Upolu-Savai'i Swim is a 22.3 km inter-island marathon swim across the Apolima Strait held on 7 August 2016. The swim has two reserve days on 8-9 April. The qualifications require that participants must have completed a 10 km open water swimming non-wetsuit race in under 4 hours 30 minutes. It is part of the Samoa Swim Series and is one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims, organized by Seti Afoa of Samoa Events.

History of Crossing Apolima Strait[edit]

  • Iosia Leau (Samoa) 1988 at the age of 26 in 5 hours
  • Mike Cochrane (New Zealand) 2015 at the age of 33 in 8 hours 1 minute
  • Rosie Sharman (New Zealand) 2015 at the age of 32 in 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Phillip Ryan (New Zealand) 2016 at the age of 25 in 5 hours 3 minutes
  • Abby Armstrong (New Zealand) 2016 at the age of 28 in 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Bronwen Burmester (New Zealand) 2016 at the age of 60 in 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Kate Sinclair (Australia) 2016 at the age of 37 in 8 hours 15 minutes
  • Todd Pritchard (New Zealand) 2016 at the age of 49 in 8 hours 25 minutes

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