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Freestyle Biomechanics
The Science Behind the Strokes
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  • 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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Everything Changed
on June 28, 2010

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Stories of Coach Soichi Sakamoto

The Dailey News of Open Water Swimming
Hawaii Swimming Legacy
Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame

Hawaii
Channel
Swimming from one island to another?

Stories of Coach Soichi Sakamoto

Waikiki Rough Water Swim

Rough Water Finishers
Double Rough Water Stats 1981-2021
As compiled by Mr.Alton Motobu

Swimming World Magazine

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__Current and Past Events__

 High School. K. Mark Takai Swimming and Diving Champs

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer and Coach Malcolm Cooper for the results!

 A Fond Aloha to Coach Jean. An Extraordinary Lady with an Extraordinary Coaching Career.

 An article of Bill and Jean's legacy in Saipan

Mahalo Coach Nadine Day for the information!


Meanwhile, on the Big Island Swimming scene...

Thank you, Coach Jean Sakovich!

Coach Jean will be retiring from coaching. She has poured her love of swimming, her expertise, and her sense of humor into coaching for years.Our WAC athletes (and families) have benefitted immensely from....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, Coach Jean also paddled!


 020424 Oahu A+

Mahalo to Mrs. Saint Marie for the results!


High School. HHSAA. This State Champs Psych Sheet!

Mahalo Coach Jeff Meister!

 Age Group Big Island Feb. 3

Mahalo to Dustie'Lee Ascino for the results!


 020224Senior

Mahalo to Mrs.Saint Marie for the results!


January 28, Aulea

Mahalo to Mrs. Rebecca Leibowitz for the results!


High School Kauai Interscholastic Federation Championships

Mahalo Carrie Hovland for the results!


  High School Oahu Interscholastic Association Championship

Mahalo to Coach Karen Curameng for the results!

Age Group Kauai State Qualifying meet

Mahalo Carrie Hovland for the results!


Age Group January 21 A+ Meet

Mahalo to Mrs. Rebecca Leibowitz for the results!


Age Group January 21, Distance Meet

Mahalo to Mrs. Rebecca Leibowitz for the results!


High School Kauai Interscholastic Federation Q meet Jan. 20

Mahalo Carrie Hovland for the results!


  High School Eastern Championship

Mahalo to Coach Karen Curameng for the results!

  High School Western Championship

Mahalo to Coach Karen Curameng for the results!

Age Group. January 14th Manoa Aquatics ABC meet

Mahalo to Courtney Oh for the results!


 High School OIA Junior Varsity Champs

Mahalo to Coach Karen Curameng for the results!
High School. January 12th
Kauai Interscholastic Federation
Mahalo Carrie Hovland for the results!


Our local shark research was just nominated for a 2023 World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) Award in the Product/Service Category.

https://www.openwaterswimming.com/ 2023-wowsa-awards-nominees/

Voting is now open to the public. This research was heavily supported by our local open water swimming community and the findings regarding cookiecutter shark attacks on channel swimmers pertain to swimmers around the world in waters inhabited by these sharks.


 High School OIA Relay Champs

Mahalo to Coach Karen Curameng for the results!

High School Kalani Invitational

Mahalo to Coach Karen Curameng for the results!


High School
Alexander C Waterhouse Invitational Day 1 - 12/27/2023
Mahalo Coach Jeff Meister for the results!

Swimmers!

This will be a better year!

 Hawaii Channel Crossing: New Channel Chairman, Steven steven.minaglia@gmail.com

Forms for the end of the swim!


High School -December 16th, Oahu Interscholastic League

Mahalo to Coach Karen Curameng for the results!


High School -December 16th, Maui Interscholastic League

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


Age Group -December 16th, Oahu Swim League
A+

Mahalo to Hanna Nakamura for the results!


Age Group -December 16th, Oahu Swim League
Distance Meet

Mahalo to Hanna Nakamura for the results!


December 8, 2023
Kauai Winter Invitational
  • *corrected Meet Results
Mahalo Carrie Hovland for the results!

December 10th, Age Group Meet, Big Island Swimming

Mahalo to Dustie'Lee Ascino for the results!


Age Group: December 10, Oahu BC meet. Aloha Aq. Hawaii Swim Club, Hickam Hurricane & APIS-Hawaii

Mahalo to Mrs.Saint Marie for the results!

High School, December 09, OIA Preseason #3 @ Kalani

Mahalo Coach Karen Curameng for the results!

43rd Ken Suenaga Invitational

Mahalo to Mrs.Saint Marie for the results!


Age Group -November 11th, Maui Age Group Swim Association

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


November 17th, Winter Senior Champs!

Mahalo Saint Marie Gough for the results!


Age Group -November 11th, Maui Age Group Swim Association

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


Kaiwi Channel, Successfully completing the 26+mile swim!


November 9, ABC Classic, Aulea, Iolani, Manoa, Splash

Mahalo to Mrs. Rebecca Leibowitz for the results!


November 11th
Veteran's Day! 
Duty, Honor, Country
A Salute to all the Veterans and those who are serving!

Coaches:

  • <Army> Lincoln Ysmashita, Aulea SC
  • <Army> Quincy Kelly, Schofield Sharks
  • <Army> Bill Sakovich, Hilo Aquatics
  • <Army> Rodney Hayashi, Hawaii SC
  • <Army> Ken Suenaga, Pearl City Aq.
  • <Army> Shige Pabila, Hawaii SC
  • <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

Officials:

  • <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


November 4, Age Group Meet, Big Island Swimming

Mahalo to Dustie'Lee Ascino for the results!


November 3 Senior Meet @ University of Hawaii

Mahalo Saint Marie Gough for the results!


updated the 2018 channel crossing. 
3 day/ 3 island- Endurance Challenge
  • Steven Minaglia
  • Devon Clifford
  • Scott Schroeder
  • Stephen Rouch
  • Paul Towers
  • Van Cornwell

Bill Smith Invitational

  • Hosted by Kamehameha
  • Oct 29-28, 2023
  • Meet Results

Mahalo Mrs. Stephanie Monahan!


Age Group -Maui Age Group Swim Association

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


Age Group -Maui Age Group Swim Association 12 & Under ABC

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results! 128 swimmers


October 20, Age Group Meet, Big Island Swimming

Mahalo to Dustie'Lee Ascino for the results! 194 swimmers


2023 Waikiki Rough Water Swim Statistics

Compiled by Alton Motobu


Age Group -Maui Age Group Swim Association October 14, 2023

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results! 128 swimmers


October, 2023
Kauai Age Group Meet
Mahalo Carrie Hovland for the results!

Sept 30th-Oct 1 Al Minn Invitational

Mahalo to Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results! 429 swimmers


Age Group -Maui Age Group Swim Association September 30, 2023

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results! 129 swimmers


Waikiki Rough Water Swim, statistics put together by Alton Motobu

 

Congratulations to Coach Reid Yamamoto, Maui High School's Staff of the Month!
Kaiwi Channel Crossing. Congratulations to Chris Allshouse on his successful crossing!

2022 Kaiwi Channel Crossing. Congratulations to:

  • Marcia Cleveland
  • Mark Sowerby
  • Guy Moar
  • Daniel Vivero
  • Jaime Lomelin
  • Rene Martinez
  • Herman Van Der Weshuizen
  • Nathalie Pohl
  • 2023 Maya Merhige

  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!
Remembering
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!
    Happy
    Mother's
    Day,
    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


March 3rd
Hinamatsuri! 
Happy Girls Day!

Long Course Swim Season is over... Re-evaluate your training. Get coached by Strength Coach, Chris Faildo.

Flexx Gym, is an up to date, strength tech platform to take you to the next step up.

Train Insane, or remain the same

 U.S. swimmer saved by coach, after fainting in pool at World Aquatic Championships!


Mahalo to Aquatics Director, Glenn Pang

 

 

 

 

 

 


Official's Excellence Award

Congratulations to Big Island official, Dar Gerber!! She was recently honored by USA Swimming in receiving the Official's Excellence Award. This award is presented to only 6 officials a year throughout the United States.

Dar has been described as the Big Island's hero who is committed and dedicated to insuring the athletes receive the best possible conditions to achieve success.

You can see this announcement in the January issue of Swimming World Magazine.


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!


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:

https://www.longdistanceswim.com/photo-gallery.html


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
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

 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!


 

 

 

 

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.
Honoring

  • 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______

 November 17-19

Senior Champs@ University of Hawaii


 

2-3 Dec 23 Ken Suenaga Invitational

Mahalo, Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results


December 16 ABC meet @ VMAC

 February 22-25

Short Course Age Group Champs@ Kona Community Aquatics Center


March 9-10

Junior Age Group Championships@Kona


 May 27, Maui

47th Coach Sakamoto Invitational

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


Remembering Coach Soichi Sakamoto on this Memorial Day Weekend.

Meet perpetuates coaching legacies


A Tribute to Coach Harry Mamizuka!


Mahalo to Manoa Aquatics for the 41st Annual Mamizuka Invitational Meet

Mahalo to Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results!


June 30-July 2, 2023

75th Keo Nakama
Swim Invitational
 
Results
 
Welcome-Aloha!
Premiere Aquatics, Texas
Manhoben Aquatics, Guam
Pau Hana Swim Club, Ohio
Magnolia Aquatic, Texas
El Paso, Posse, Texas
 
Mahalo to Ms. Peggy Glasgow and Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results! 456 swimmers
 
Mahalo to All the parents, officials and people that worked on deck. Mahalo

Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame Invitational!
Honoring:
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


 

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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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