Sunday, October 21, 2012

Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 9/3/12

If you missed this event, mark your calendar - it is always on Labor Day.  

There were 5 heats, with 5 minute interval starts. Each person had their number written on both arms and their heat alphabet on both calves.
 Kaia: President of the Waikiki Roughwater Swim Board and Race Director

 Finish side...

Congratulations to this swimmer, however he was not the first; last year finisher came in at 47:29. Apparently this year's results have not yet been published.

Rainbow Aquatics Swim Team member pouring water for a swimmer - there was a tent with water and gatorade. This team also assisted with the numbering of the swimmers, transporting their belongings, receiving the t-shirt order and pre bagging their order for pickup.

Congratulations swimmers!!!
Shun Wah and I enjoyed photographing another Waikiki Roughwater Swim.


Randism said...

dang; wish i had seen it; thanks for sharing the pictures!

celia said...

Rand, thanks, it was awesome to see these swimmers. Also this is a very challenging swim hence the name "roughwater"

SW said...

COOL shots.. I really like the mass swimmer shots. Also good capture of the finisher .. how'd you manage to get close shots running towards you..good collection of shots

Erick said...

Nice, great action shots!

celia said...

SW and Erick, thanks - I have to admit - having 2 cameras with the wide and zoom lens really helps - I can be ready for anything. LOL - I sleep well after an event like this.