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Saturday May 23rd, Port Vila.
The Port Vila Masterbathers are running their first ever International Charity Swim on Saturday, May 23rd. The recently formed Vanuatu Aquatics Federation aims to develop the sport in the country and plans to build an international standard pool for the 2017 Pacific Mini Games, as well as new swimming clubs promoting the sport to local children around Efate. BRED Bank and Air Vanuatu have come on board as major sponsors for the event, providing great prizes including four international and four domestic air fares, new equipment and safety and medical services during the swim. The Charity Swim will include a 2.5km course, a shorter 1km course so that local clubs and schools can also compete and a special “Fins” category. The event opens on Friday May 22nd, with dinner and brief at L’houstalet. On Saturday, May 23rd, the 2.5km and 1km swims will take place with all swimmers in location outside BRED Bank by 7am. On Sunday, May 24th, the race event closes with a post-event swim and ½ day tour at Managalilu village. The 2.5km swim over the amazing reef teaming with marine life will be followed by lunch, and for those interested, a special ½ day tour after the swim will include a visit to the custom village, Chief Roi Mata’s Burial site, Hat Island and Lelepa Island. All proceeds from the race day will go to the Vanuatu Aquatic Federation to help promote and develop the sport. www.swimvanuatu.com, email@example.com.