Open water swimming

As Vanuatu does not have an official pool yet, most of our swimming events are held in the ocean. While clubs hold swim carnivals, VAF organises official invitational meets throughout the year in the ocean with a 25/50m course set out with lane lines, or short swims in 15/17m length pools. We apply FINA rules to these events to give our swimmers a professional swimming experience although we are in a makeshift pool.

However, Vanuatu has an abundant amount of swimming areas which serve as a good place for open water swimming events.

VAF runs social swims every month open to all swimmers ranging from 1-3KM.

See our events page for upcoming races.

The Port Vila Masterbathers swim every morning in front of Nambawan Café. This is a social swimming club and all are welcome.

Other open water races are periodically held in Vanuatu. Check our Calendar to see what’s coming up next.

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