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Matautu Island Swim

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The Matautu Island Swim is a 3.5 km (2.2-mile) ocean swim held on 11 May 2016 and swim #5 of the Five Islands Challenge (aka The Five Islands) that includes a total of 24 km in distance and 5 ocean swims conducted over 4 days between 11-14 May 2016.


It is one of the World's Top 100 Island Swims.

Five Islands Challenge[edit]

The 5 ocean swims include the following swims:

  • Swim 1: 7.4 km (4.6-mile) Manono Island Swim on 11 May 2016. It is a return swim (out-and-back swim) to Manono Island: 3.7 km (2.3 miles) one way and the same on the return.
  • Swim 2: 5 km (3.1-mile) Fanuatapu - Namu'a Islands Swim on 12 May 2016. The swim starts on the mainland and out to Fanuatapu Island, then a sharp left to finish at Namu'a Island.
  • Swim 3: 5 km (3.1-mile) Namu'a Island to Lalomanu Swim on 12 May 2016 as part 2 of Day 2. Start at Namu'a Island and swim to Lalomanu.
  • Swim 4: 5.3 km (3.3-mile) Nu'usafe'e Island Swim on 13 May 2016. Start at Tafatafa and go with the current to Nu'usafe'e island before heading to the finish at Poutasi village.
  • Swim 5: 3.5 km (2.2-mile) Matautu Island Swim on 14 May 2016. Start and finish in the deep sheltered water of Falefa Bay.
  • Reserve swim: 4 km course on Albatross Island at Saoluafata Bay.

Samoa Swim Series[edit]

The Samoa Swim Series comprises of the Pacific Open Water Challenge, the Savai'i Excursion, the Upolu-Savai'i Swim, and the Five Islands Challenge, organized by Seti Afoa.

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