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  Adventure Swims

Ironman Course

Location: Kailua Bay, located right in the heart of Kona
Distance: 1/2 mile, 1.2 miles and 2.4 depending on ability
Duration: 2 hours (includes safety talk)
1-3 people maximum
Cost: $145 for one, group rate available
Karlyn will swim or paddle right alongside while you swim a portion or the entire Ironman World Championship swim course in Kailua Bay.

The water is crystal clear with visibility over 60 feet and the temperature averages 75 degrees. You will see colorful tropical fish, coral reefs and the occasional turtle (Honu) as you swim your way along the course. You may also encounter Spinner dolphins since they have been known to visit the bay.

During the swim, we will offer suggestions to improve your technique and open water skills. Depending on your ability, we will swim 1/2, 1.2 or 2.4 miles. We often stop and point out landmarks; interesting aquatic life and check to make sure you are comfortable.

If a fast paced workout is what you had in mind, Karlyn can pace you at just about any speed or distance up to 2.4 miles. Karlyn holds the women's course records for 1/2 mile, 3/4 mile and 1.2 mile swims in Kona and has won the 3-mile La Jolla Gatorman swim numerous times.


Swim with the Turtles (Honu)
Location: Kahalu置 Beach Park South end of Kona near Keauhou
Distance: 1/2 mile to 1 mile
Duration: 2 hours (includes safety talk)
1-3 people maximum
Cost: $145 for one, group rate available
If you like to swim and be entertained by aquatic wildlife, then this is the swim for you! Kahalu置 (Ka-ha-lu as the locals pronounce it) is a shallow, reef protected bay about 5 miles south of Kona Village at the end of Alii Drive.

After a safety talk, Karlyn will escort you around Kahalu置 Bay where you will see hundreds of tropical fish, colorful coral and turtles! While you swim, Karlyn will offer swim technique suggestions and work with you to help you improve your stroke. Open water skills, sighting and drafting techniques will also be offered.

If you are adventurous, we can take you out past the small breakers into deeper water to experience the ultimate in open water swimmingvisibility up to 100 feet, coral reef, fish and more!


White Sands Beach to Kahalu'u
Location: La'aloa Beach Park
Mile marker 4 on Ali'i Drive
Distance: 1- 2 miles
Duration: 2 hours (includes safety talk)
2 people maximum
Cost: $145 per person
White Sands beach is one of the most picturesque small pocket beaches in Kona located about 4 miles south of Kona Village on Alii Drive. This beach is also known as Disappearing or Magic Sands, because the sand disappears during the wintertime!

After a safety talk, Karlyn will escort you on a 1-mile swim south towards Kahalu置 Bay where you will experience visibility up to 100 feet and see tropical fish and colorful coral. If you are strong swimmers, we will swim one way, take a break with refreshments at Kahalu置, then return to White Sands for a total of two miles of swimming.

While you swim, Karlyn will offer swim technique suggestions and work with you to help you improve your stroke. Open water skills, sighting and drafting techniques will also be offered.

Big Island Scenic Swims:
The Big Island offers a variety of beautiful open water swimming locations including Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, 'Anaeho'malu Bay and Kealakekua Bay to name a few.  We are available to travel to any of these locations to conduct a scenic swim.  Please inquire.

Safety and Certifications:
Karlyn would love to share her love of the water with you on these scenic swims. However, your safety is our number one priority, so every swim begins with a water safety talk about current conditions, the aquatic environment we are about to enter and what to do in case of an emergency.

Certifications: Karlyn in a former State of California Beach Lifeguard with over 13 years of ocean guarding experience. She is currently Red Cross Instructor for Lifeguard Training and First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Waterfront, and Safety Training for Swim Coaches Instructor, AED/Oxygen Instructor.

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