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Freestyle Biomechanics
The Science Behind the Strokes
  • This program was in development for 5 years, now presented by Dr. Jan Prins!
  • Age Group, Masters, Triathlete, Open water swimmers.

In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance. The goal? To become Olympians. They were the Three-Year Swim Club. This is their story!

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Stories of Coach Soichi Sakamoto

The Dailey News of Open Water Swimming
Hawaii Swimming Legacy
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Swimming from one island to another?

Stories of Coach Soichi Sakamoto
  • Aloha Aquatics
  • Aulea Swim Club
  • Academy Swim Club
  • Hawaii Swimming Club
  • Hickam Hurricanes
  • Iolani Swim Club
  • *Kailua Masters
  • Kamehameha Swim Club
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  • Kona Aquatics
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  • Manoa Aquatics
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  • Pearl City Aquatics
  • Pearl Harbor Aquatics
  • Punahou Aquatics
  • Rainbow Aquatics
  • Schofield Sharks Swim Club
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  • Sun-Shine Aquatics
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__Current and Past Events__

Hawaiian Channel Crossing!

Kalohi Channel (Molokai to Lanai)

  • Steven Minaglia
  • Jamie Tout
  • Dan Worden
  • Edie Markovich
  • Lauren Grous
Auau Channel (Maui to Lanai)
  • Steven Minaglia
  • Jamie Tout
  • Edie Markovich
  • Dan Worden
  • Lauren Grous
  • Candes Meijide Gentry
Pailolo Channel (Maui to Molokai)
  • Lauren Grous
  • Edie Markovich
  • Jamie Tout

Did your mom or dad swim in Hawaii? How about your grandparents or uncles and aunties.

Swim Booklets from past years. 1960 Age group champs, Schofield Sharks 40th reunion and Keo Nakama booklets dating to the 1950's.

Still under construction, more to come!

Another Auau Channel crossing - Maui to Lanai

Congratulations to Michael Spalding, Joel Swartz, Anelise Puentes, Sonya Pinsky, Krisina Neill, Randy Brown!

December's Waikiki Double Rough Water Swim!


Mahalo Jim Anderson!


For those of you who want to kindle memories, our complete picture history (1982 to 2016) up on our web site:


Congratulations to all the marathon interisland swimmers:

 July 28 Maui Age Group Swim Association

Mahalo to Mr.David Wintermeyer for the results!

July 15-18. 1st Annual Summer Invitational

Mahalo to Mrs. Stephanie Monahan for the results!

Also, photo credits to Mrs. Stephanie Monahan!

Kaiwi Channel, Congratulations to Dmitry Petrov, crossing the Molokai Channel!!

 July 10 Maui Age Group Swim Association

Mahalo to Mr.David Wintermeyer for the results!

Big Island Swimming, July 10th

Mahalo Ms. Ann Imoto for the results!

 July 3 Oahu Swim League PCA vs SPLASH

Mahalo to Ms. Rene Iwamura for the results!

Kaiwi Channel Crossing. Congraulations to Barbara Hernandez!

  Happy Father's Day

To all the Dads that:
  • Volunteer to be a timer
  • Volunteer to be an official
  • Set up the team tent
  • Take down the team tent
  • Drive the kids to swim practice and swim meets!
  • Go back home to pickup the suit and goggles.
  • Help and support the swim club you're with
  • Bring snacks to practice
  • Cheer for your child!
  • Help the Swim Coaches

Have A GREAT Father's Day!
Memorial Day!

In Honor and Memory of those Coaches, Former Swimmers and Parents of the swimmers that have served, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

The Waikiki Natatorium, a monument in memory of all those who served during World War 1 - from Hawaii!

The first pool dedicated to the Veterans, The Wahiawa City pool. Built by the Schofield soldiers.

At the Patsy Mink Park Central Oahu Regional Park @ Waipio, the K. Mark Takai - Veteran's Memorial Aquatic Center!

You will not be forgotten!

On Amazon.com, look for Sakamoto's Swim Club


A well, written children's book. Great illustratons and a Great Story of swimming on Maui
    to all you Swim Moms!
    • Timing at swim meets
    • Officiating
    • Snacks for the swim team
    • Morning practice
    • Afternoon practice
    • Towel, Suits, Fins, Goggles....
    • Car pool
    • Waiting with other swimmers until their parents pick them up!
    Mahalo and have a
    GREAT Mother's Day!!!

Happy Boy's Day

May 5th

Freestyle Biomechanics
The Science Behind the Strokes
  • This program was in development for 5 years, now presented by Dr. Jan Prins!
  • Age Group, Masters, Triathlete, Open water swimmers.

Endurance Challenge Invitational!

A Swimmer will swim 3 Channels in 3 days (each day swimmers will tandem-solo swim one channel)!

3 Channels in 3 days: The Pailolo Channel, Kalohi Channel and the Auau Channel
Congratulations to Steven Minaglia

Swimming from one island to another, solo!

Auau Channel, Congratulations to Steven Minaglia and Marek Lahocky

Kalohi Channel, Congratulations to Steven Minaglia

Pailolo Channel, Congratulations to Steven Minaglia!

Kaiwi Channel Congratulations to Sarah Thomas, succesfully swimming the Molokai Channel!
Kaiwi Channel (Molokai Channel) Congratulations to Steve Minaglia and Debbie Merwick completing the 26 mile Kaiwi Channel!

Nov.11 - A Rally to support Youth Sports! Honolulu Hale

Mahalo to swimmers and parents from:

Other sign wavers: Baseball/Softmall, soccer.
This is a historical time, a pandemic-but- swimmers are in a fairly sanitized area or chlorinated water, lots of fresh air and of course an abundance of sunlight.
For teams in a city and county pool, let's look forward to tier 4, December 14th
November 11th
Veteran's Day! 
Duty, Honor, Country
A Salute to all the Veterans and those who are serving!


  • <Cadet at U.S. Military Academy, Westpoint> Kate Machoek, Swim Kauai Aquatics
  • <Coast Guard Academy> Kayla Ishida, Swim Kauai Aquatics
  • <Air Force> Sarina Weyrick Big Island Swimming


  • <Army> Quincy Kelly, Schofield Sharks
  • <Army> Bill Sakovich, Hilo Aquatics
  • <Army> Rodney Hayashi, Hawaii SC
  • <Army> Ken Suenaga, Pearl City Aq.
  • <Army> Shige Pabila, Pearl City Aq.
  • <Army> Larry Oshiro, Manoa Aq.
  • <Army> Spencer Shiraishi, Maui SC
  • <Navy> Emmett Vidal, Hawaii SC
  • <Army> Keith Arakaki, Hawaii SC
  • <Army> Bill Woolsey, Hawaii SC
  • <Navy> Fred Tester, Iolani ST
  • <Army> Jeffrey Coakley, Liquid Aloha


  • <Army> Ken Watts, Punahou
  • <Air Force> Tim Amrich
  • <Active Marine> Richard Steele, Kaneohe Swim Association
  • <Active Army> Chris Klem, Aulea
  • <Navy> Wayne Ichimura, Hawaii SC
  • <Air Force> Peggy Glasgow, Hawaii SC
  • <Air Force> Jenny Warren, Aloha Aq.
  • <Air Force> Lloyd Yonemura, The Molokai Flash!
Veteran's Day
Thank You For Your Service!

PS, If I've missed anyone, please email me. 808swim@gmail.com


Application for desktop or mobile phones! Video and discussion on different aspects of the swimming stroke!

March 3rd
Happy Girls Day!

 Officials' Excellence Award July 2019.

Congratulations to Mrs. Marcelle Arakaki for this National Award.


For This Summer, Practice Ocean Safety!

University of Hawaii
Swimming and Diving!
Mahalo UH Coach Christel for the video!

The International Swimming Hall of Fame, inducts its 2017 Class.

Hawaii Swimming Champion, Halo Hirose is inducted!

His daughter, Sono Hirose-Huber accepts on his behalf.

Hawaii Olympian, Sonny Tanabe remarks!

Waikiki Rough Water Swim, for the record!

A list of the Finisher Status, compiled by distance swimmer, Alton Motobu





What Is Swimming, from our friends in other Pacific Island Nations

 On Hawaiian Airlines, the month of June, there's a great article about the sport of swimming in their in-flight magazine "Hana Hou"

The article as it appears in the Hana Hou magazine!

Stayin' Alive at Chattanooga Fire Academy 2013

A simple explanation on CPR
27 Struggles, only a swimmer will understand!


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If you live in a hurricane-prone area or have family and friends who do, you know just how important a little help can be when a hurricane is on the way. Now help is in your hand.

Be ready for what nature brings with the official Red Cross Hurricane app.

Get the app ,it's free! ,and be prepared. Search the iTunes or Google Play apps store with keyword "Red Cross" and download the app. Encourage students in your classes to do the same ,especially in areas where hurricanes occur.

With Hurricane by American Red Cross, you can monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm track, prepare your family and home, find help and let others know you are safe even if the power is out. Hurricane by American Red Cross is a must-have app for anyone who lives in an area where a hurricane may strike or has loved ones who do.

Thanks Earle Yonezawa for the link!

Spotting a drowning victim. Mahalo to Glenn Pang for the information

You know as well as anyone, accidents happen every day. Burns. Broken bones. Bee stings.

With the official American Red Cross First Aid App, you can have expert advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand.

Get the app , It's Free! and be prepared for what life brings. Search the iTunes and Google Play app stores with keyword: Red Cross and download the app.

Download and rate the app today
and ask your family and friends to do the same.



Swimming from one island to another, in Japan!

Tsugaru Strait Swimming Association. Recognized by the Hakodate, Hokkaido municipal government



Two swimmers were inducted in the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame. Duke Kahanamoku and Keo Nakama!

The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation present the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame celebrates individuals whose contributions to water-sports unite, Inspire, and remind us of the unique opportunities our oceans provide our communitites.

  • Duke Kahanamoku - Swimming, surfing, canoe paddling, Wally Froiseth - Surfing, canoe paddling, Fred Hemmings - Surfing, paddling
  • Buffalo Keaulana - Surfing, Rabbit Kekai - Surfing, canoe paddling, Keo Nakama - Swimming, Nappy Napolean - Canoe paddling
  • Rell Sunn - Surfing and paddling, Eddie Aikau - Surfing and ocean safety
The formation of the Hawaii Waterman Hall of Fame.

Remember this MidWeek newspaper highlight potter Jeff Chang. But they never mentioned his high school swimming career! Jeff swam (Breaststroker) for the Lab School at the University of Hawaii. His team mate, current Senator Norman Sakamoto!
 A historical study of the development of the competitive swimming of Hawaii up to 1916. By Ralph Wright
Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame

HANA HOU By Ed Ching "And the winner of the high point individual trophy for the men's, 12 years and under group, is.....


A tribute to Coach Soichi Sakamoto.
 Honolulu Advertiser sports writer Wes Nakama writes about Swimmer and Baseball player, Keo Nakama

 Swimming from one island to another - solo. These are the long distance, marathon athletes that swim the Hawaiian Channels!

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_______Upcoming Events______
Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame Invitational!
Open Water - Shige Pabila
Coaching - Larry Oshiro
Coaching - Ken Suenaga
August 10-11 2019
Honoring Swimmers, Coaches, Diving, Water Polo Athletes that made a difference in Hawaii!
  • Mahalo Mrs.Agnes Loi for the Results!
  • Photo Credit to Coach Tyler Tagupa


Island of Kauai
August 17-18, 2019
Mokihana Fun Meet!

Mahalo Coach Orlando for the results


Al Minn Invitational-

  • HOSTED BY AULEA Sep 28, 2019 (08:30 AM) - Sep 29, 2019 (04:30 PM)
  • Meet Results
Mahalo Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results!

Bill Smith Invitational

  • Hosted by Kamehameha
  • Oct 26 - 27
  • Meet Results

Mahalo Mrs. Stephanie Monahan!


40th Annual Ken Suenaga Invitational

  • Dec 7, 2019 (08:30 AM) - Dec 8, 2019 (04:30 PM)Registration Deadline December, 2
  • Meet Results
Mahalo Mrs. Andrea Iwamoto for the results!

 Hawaiian Swimming cancelled all swim meets until the end of May!

Normally, end of April, A Tribute to Coach Harry Mamizuka!

Remembering Coach Soichi Sakamoto on this Memorial Day Weekend.

The island of Maui, 45th Annual Coach Soichi Sakamoto Invitational.

Meet perpetuates coaching legacies

July 5 - 7, 2019 Results

72nd Keo Nakama
Swim Invitational
Honoring one of the 3 Year Swim Club Members!


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 The Story of the butterfly
A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further.....

 The blue ribbon campaign, to remind us to prevent child abuse

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