2018 THIRTY-SIXTH POSSIBLY ANNUAL HAWAIIAN LOOONG DISTANCE INVITATIONAL ROUGH-H20 SWIM

OCT. 27th, 2018

Brought to you by the Waikiki Roughwater Swim Committee Inc.

High Tide is at 6:16AM and low tide is at 12:43 PM. Sunrise is at 6:32.


ELIGIBILITY:
This event is open to all swimmers but requires an invitation. This is a long-distance and non-drafting event, and the demands of swimming ability and conditioning are considerable. The ocean is very unforgiving to those who get into trouble. The Organizing Committee must have a good understanding of the swimmer's ability or, if the swimmer is unknown to the Organizing Committee, they must be able to show that they have the ability to swim 7 km in a reasonable amount of time before an Invitation will be extended. The procedure is to submit a demonstration time to the Organization Committee. If an appropriate standard is met, your application will be accepted.
If for any reason your application is not accepted, the Committee will refund your entry fee.

DISTANCE:
Approximately 7 kilometers (4.33 miles).

DATE:
Saturday, October 27, 2018

TIME:
6:45 – 7:30 am
Check-in. Both swimmer and escort must check in together.

7:30 am
Instructions. All swimmers and escorts must attend.

8:00 am
Start.

11:59 am
Race officially ends. All swimmers must be through the finish shoot before noon.

START/FINISH: Kaimana Beach just Diamond Head of the Natatorium, Waikiki. Beach start and finish.

COURSE:
Outrigger Canoe Club Channel out to a buoy, around the outer Ala Wai Harbor channel buoy, back to the first buoy and the starting point. Other than the turns, the course will NOT be marked. You will be swimming in the open ocean with all of Mother Nature's faults and conditions. If you are not comfortable under conditions like this, this is not the event for you.

Entry Fees Jul 01, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 Oct 21, 2018 - Oct 25, 2018
Swim Entry $95.00 $155.00
Donation Only ---- ----

ESCORTS/SAFETY BUOY:
To insure the safety of all swimmers, each entrant MUST either have a personal escort or wear a "swim safety buoy" (e.g. ISHOF SaferSwimmer or similar). Swimmers will be responsible for providing their own safety buoy. For purposes of navigation and nutrition, escorts are highly recommended. Escorts must be Human powered kayak, 0C1, prone or stand up paddleboard. Motorized craft will not be permitted on the course.
You will not be allowed to start without either an escort or a swim safety buoy.
PLEASE NOTE:
The escort must also be in excellent physical condition. In past years, there have been many escorts who have not completed the course. The escort should be selected with endurance and conditioning in mind.
DISQUALIFICATION:
Swimmers may be disqualified if: 1) They fail to either have an escort accompany them throughout the entire race or to wear their "swim safety buoy" throughout the entire race; 2) They use an escort or any flotation device for any physical support whatsoever; 3) Their escort impedes any swimmer; 4) They
intentionally interfere with another swimmer's "swim safety buoy"; 5) They draft another swimmer or an escort; 6) They fail to follow the course; 7) They take more than 3 hours 59 minutes to complete swim; 8) They fail to wear a brightly colored swim cap during the entire race; and 9) They fail to wear a swim suit
that meets F1NA Open Water regulations.
SAFETY:
This is a looong distance open ocean swim and may be hazardous to your health. Safety is the most important aspect of the event.
Swimmers must follow the directions of Race Officials and Water Safety Personnel. Failure to do so will result in removal from the race and possible exclusion from future Waikiki Roughwater Swim Committee events.
MEDICAL:
Swimmer's and escort's physical conditioning are their own responsibility. All participants are urged to train and have a medical checkup. By submitting this entry, swimmer and escort represent that they are physically able to compete in the event and that they do not have any medical condition that would prevent them from participating in the swim.
ENTRY FEE:
$95.00 per swimmer – IF received by October 20, 2018
$155.00 and no T-shirts thereafter. The fee includes a meal and shirt for both swimmer and escort.
Checks should be made payable to "Waikiki Roughwater Swim Committee"
and should be mailed to: Stefan Reinke, 841 Bishop Street, Suite 1800, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.
AWARDS:
All participants and escorts will receive a T-shirt. First place in each 5-year age category MAY receive an award.
POST EVENT:
Buffet lunch and awards presentation for all swimmers, escorts and volunteers will be
held at approximately noon.

Inquiries should be sent to sreinke@lbchlaw.com or call 808-524-7030.

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