Each June in Port Vila and on Espiritu Santoon in the Pacific Island archipelago of Vanuatu is the site for the Vanuatu Ocean Swim and the Espiritu Santo Aore Swim.
The clear, sheltered waters and reefs of Port Vila harbour provide a natural and perfect setting for the 1.5K and 3.2K Vanuatu Ocean Swims.
The 2.6K Espiritu Santo Aore Swim across the Segond Channel separates Espiritu Santo's south coast from the island of Aore. The swim can be daunting with the channel unpredictable. Sometimes, the wind and strong tidal currents create rough, choppy conditions, turning the swim into a true ocean challenge.
Both events feature specially commissioned trophies and entertainment reflecting the customs and culture of Vanuatu.
After the event, swimmers can join the Vanuatu Swim Safari which is a 7-day guided swim and adventure tour of Espiritu Santo and the southern islands of Aniwa and Tanna.
For more information, go to Pacific Swims.