Samoa Sea Swim Series 2021


  • Pacific Open Water Challenge (POWC) 2 competition swims of  5km & 10km 
  • Sea Swim Series (SSS) - 1 warm-up swim of 2km then 3 competition swims of 2km or 4km options.

  • 4 extra 'unofficial' swims offered when booking the Savaii Excursion. 

  • 10 swims in total, 10  different locations, 10 times the holiday!
  • Enjoy sea temperatures of 25-28 degrees
  • No wetsuit required (and discouraged due to risk of overheating and dehydration)
  • All breakfasts, Arrival and Awards Dinner's included
  • A mix of accommodation at Resort Hotels and Beach Fale - and the opportunity to extend your holiday afterwards
  • Sightseeing and activity choices along the way
  • Return airport transfers, and all internal travel and transfers to the swims included
  • Series T Shirt, Lava lava and Swim Cap
  • Join a fun Swim group to travel with (singles most welcome)!      


       Series Overview

This will be the eighth Swim Series which really is Open Water Swimming's best kept secret in the South Pacific.  In the 2020 SSS offers a total of 34kms of Open Water Swims across three Events - Pacific Open Water Challenge 10 & 5kms + Samoa Swim Series + Savaii Excursion with a total of 10 swims at 10 different locations. You will see more of Samoa than most locals get to see in their lifetime. So quite apart from the three SSS official swims there is a lot more on offer. This gives you immense value for your swim dollar. Every swim is a feature on its own.  Away from the racing, serious or at your own pace, there are tours and sights, school visits and other great activities. 

There are various Swim Packages on Offer to cater for the various travel needs and requirements..
Come early or stay later, there is plenty of swimming to be done in 2020. You will come to understand why the Samoa Series is very special to many of our regular Swimmers. Also, check out the Big Warrior Race, complete the three big events in Seven days - Warrior Race Half Iron + Pacific Open Water Challenge (10km & 5km Swims) + SSS Long - for the Big Warrior Crown. (see Big Warrior Page for details)

Lifelong friendships are formed in Samoa amongst fellow swimmers. We look forward to hosting you in 2020.

Swim Itinerary 10km & 15km Swim: Monday 03 August 2020
10:00AM  Race Start

POWC 5km Swim: Tuesday 04 August 2020
2:00PM  Race Start

SSS Swim  Registration & Opening : Tuesday 05 August 2020
Warm Up Swim at NU'USAFE'E ISLAND 2km

SSS Swim 1:  Wednesday 06 August 2020
TAFATAFA SWIM  2km & 4km
10:00AM  Swim Start

SSS Swim 2:  Friday 07 August 2020
SOUTH COAST  SWIM  2km & 4km
10:00AM  Swim Start

SSS Swim 3:  Saturday 08 August 2020
SINALEI SWIM  2km & 4km
11:00AM  Swim Start


**Please email us your interest and we can update you on the 2021 swim season when it comes to hand**

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"If you are looking for an excellent winter sporting holiday, Samoa is the place to go. In less than two weeks, you can cram so much swimming and sport in that you’ll need a rest when you get back to the cold Nelson winter. Have a look at this schedule. There is something for everyone!"
Michele Surcouf. Nelson

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