Aumakua Swim and Sprint Mile

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The Arch in the Aumakua Swim and Sprint Mile on Maui, Hawaii

The Aumakua Swim and Sprint Mile is an ocean swim held on Maui after the Maui Channel Swim. It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims and includes The Arch.


1 mile, 2.4 miles




City Maui

State/County/Province Hawaii

Country USA

Region Americas

The Arch

The Arch makes the Aumakua Swim unique. The 9-13' deep and 6-8' wide arch in the middle of the swim is an obstacle that enables a swimmer who submerges to go under it to subtract 1 minute off their time for diving through the arch. Any swimmer who dives through the arch gets a token to show at the finish for the 1-minute "credit". (From the first year, it appears by examining results that swimmers "lost" approx 50 seconds by diving through the arch.) A scuba diver will be there at the arch to monitor swimmers for safety, in addition to a lifeguard at the surface and a kayaker.


Name Malcolm Cooper

Title Race director


Event Information

Month: September

Event Date: 9/7/2009


Class: Charity

Wetsuit: No

Charity: Yes

Relay: No

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