Swimmers throughout the US heading to TikiSwim4


The Tiki Swim, founded by local real estate agent Brian Long and his good friend John Hill, is quickly becoming a must do event across the US.

Now in its fourth year, the Tiki Swim has steadily increased in numbers and the hope is that the swim will consistently see 6-800 swimmers. This

Will you get yours?

Will you get yours?

year, the race directors have capped the race at 500 after increasing it from 300 last year and the event will sell out again. The primary reason for capping the race is to insure that all of the swimmers receive the SWAG promised, and the Tiki Swim is not short on SWAG.

Each year all finishers receive a custom Tiki Swim hat commemorating that year’s swim as well as a full color finisher’s medal and a hand woven satin lei produced by the Oceanside Outrigger and Canoe Club. In the past they have also received a pancake breakfast provided by the Oceanside Firefighters Association, but with the growth in swimmers, this year they will also be offering breakfast burritos provided by Pedro’s Tacos in addition to the pancake breakfast.

While the majority of the swimmers are from the greater southern California area, as of this writing 11 states and 3 countries are being representing.

John and Brian would like to thank all of those who support the Tiki Swim and look forward to another great event.

Tiki Swim Workouts


Great group training opportunities

OCEANSIDE- New to ocean swimming? Afraid of the waves? Need practice sighting? Looking to build endurance? Want to freak out some fisherman fishing at the end of the Oceanside Pier? Well, if you said yes to any of these, then you have to come join us every Sunday for our weekly ocean swim.

Every Sunday the Carlsbad Open Water Swimmers group meets at 7:45 at the picnic tables on the south side of the Oceanside pier for an 8:00 swim. We have swimmers of all abilities, but you should be able to comfortably swim 1500 meters in the pool, and should be swimming on a regular basis.

This is a great way to prepare for TikiSwim4 and to find out about more swimming opportunities you can visit the COWS meetup page @ http://www.meetup.com/Carlsbad-Ocean-Swimming/

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