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Friday, 17 March 2017

Open water swimming event between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Saturday 13th May 2017

Open water swimming event between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Saturday 13th May 2017


There will be an Open water swimming event between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Saturday 13th May 2017 at the Ibis hotel in Maenam. This is a charity event but it's not for the fainthearted.
The swim distance is 12km in the Samui-Phangan shipping channel and before you can register you need to meet a few prerequisites and rightly so.

The events objectives are threefold and are as follow;
1. Fund contribute to help poor cancer patients via The National Cancer Institute Foundation,      Thailand.
2. Inspiration and motivation of a new life via Sport.
3. Improve local quality of life

Open water swimming event between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Saturday 13th May 2017

Open water swimming event between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Saturday 13th May 2017

1. Long distance swim 12 km from Koh Pangan to Koh Samui via Koh Samui channel.
2. This event is NOT a competitive event for speed or time record. The focus is to finish the course safely.
3. Organiser team will provide food and drink every 3 km.
4. For the safety, swimmers will separate in to 10 ppl 10 groups, with swim ability.
5. Participants will receive medal and certificate at the end.
6. There is no limit on swim suit, which mean any type of swim suit can be use within a safety suggestion from organiser. Ex wet suit, swim skin, long sleeve t-shirt, etc. (more detail, Please contact us, detail below)
7. Every swimmers must wear an inflatable bouy and a whistle all the time and must be at ready in position to use during the swim event for safety reason.

Open water swimming event between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Saturday 13th May 2017

Open water swimming event between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, Saturday 13th May 2017

In order to qualify and participate, you need to have;
1. Over 6 km open water swim experience.
OR
Thailand Swimathon 2016 in 6km and 10km catagories participants are accepted. (please send in participation evidence to verify)
OR
Samed 5.5 km in 2016 participants are accepted. (please send in participation evidence to verify)
OR
Long distance Triathlon 140.6 (Swim 3.9km/Bike 180km/Run 42km)
2. Swimming pace 4:00 min/100m during long distance swim (8hr/12km)
3. All swimmers must send in your verified record, certificate or evidence for the committees to approve of your participation before attend the event.

The participation fee is 10,000 Thai Baht but includes a lot, like;
- Accomodation 2 night Twin room
- 4 Meals
- Security team and medical service from top hospital.
- Certificate with wooden frame.
- Medal
- Event sourvenir T-shirt
- Best Open water swim experience in long distance 

A real challenge and a very interesting addition to the Koh Samui sports and event calendar. Find out more about the event in this link.

Please do 'like' my Koh Samui blog Facebook page and enjoy the beaches around the island or in front of your hotel or resort and get some well deserved rest and a break. If you're done resting or need something else to do, there's plenty of things on offer on and around Koh Samui, you can go snorkeling or diving or take a dive course. You can also enjoy some of the trips I recommend, like a half day gourmet lunch and snorkeling trip at the Southern part of Koh Samui or a photography trip where you get to see the most photo genetic spots on the island or go for a drinks tasting tour if you like a tipple or two, 

Contact me for more detailed information on any of the options mentioned. 

Camille

2 comments:

Steve Whatman said...

HI, Where is a safe and good place to do open water swimming on Koh Samui?

Thanks

Camille said...

Hi Steve,

Choengmon bay seems to be used a lot by the Samui open water swimmers.