Island Splash is an annual fundraiser held at Mele Beach Bar pitting competitive yet fun teams against each other to see who can make the best splash on Efate.

A maximum of 8 teams (with 10 people per team) compete over one afternoon across 4 fun water based events. Even for those who are not strong swimmer, there is something for everyone. Beach Bar was the winner of the 2016 Island Splash.

Island Splash 2017 – for more details click here

All teams compete in four events:

  • Raft relay races
  • Unsynchronised swimming (the funnier the better)
  • Crazy obstacle course
  • Floaty Polo race

Island Splash 2017 – How to Get Involved

  • 29 October 2017
  • Participate! Find 10 friends: Donation of 20,000 vatu per team to join in the fun and register. Registration will open in September.
  • Sponsorship of prizes: All sponsors will be highlighted in all our media releases and flyers in addition to that warm fuzzy feeling of promoting swim safety and develop swimming in Vanuatu

Everyone can participate, even if you are not on a team:

  • Raffle Tickets are 200VT a ticket; you may purchase as many tickets as you like
  • Help Teams Cheat! Go to the bidding tent and choose the team you want to assist. For 100vt, you may reduce that team’s time by 1 second purchase as many seconds as you wish

 

What is it in aid of?

Vanuatu Aquatics Federation (VAF) is the national swimming federation in Vanuatu under VASANOC. We encourage people to swim through our rural and urban community programs in both learn to swim and adult swimming (and even aqua aerobics!). These programs have reached over 600 children in the past 3 years around Efate and we want to reach more! VAF runs annual swim instruction courses, coaching courses and officials courses with VAF staff, village school teachers and volunteer community members around Efate.

 

Drowning is a fear that many people have in their own villages. With most ni-Vanuatu traveling on small boats, big ships or living by the water or rivers. Fundraisers like this help us run our community programs and prevent drownings through education.

 

A bigfala Tankiu Tumas to Peter Carroll for taking amazing photos from Island Splash 2016!