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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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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
  • Aloha Aquatics
  • Aulea Swim Club
  • Academy Swim Club
  • Hawaii Swimming Club
  • Hickam Hurricanes
  • Iolani Swim Club
  • *Kailua Masters
  • Kamehameha Swim Club
  • Kamehameha Swim Club*Hawaii Kai
  • Kona Aquatics
  • Kona Dolphin Swim Team
  • Manoa Aquatics
  • Maui Dolphins
  • North Shore Aquatics
  • Pearl City Aquatics
  • Pearl Harbor Aquatics
  • Punahou Aquatics
  • Rainbow Aquatics
  • Schofield Sharks Swim Club
  • South Maui Sharks
  • Sun-Shine Aquatics
  • Swim Kauai

 


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__

19 Nov 22 OIA #2 Time Trials

Mahalo Ms. Karen Curameng for the results!

Happy Thanksgiving to the Swimmers, Coaches and Parents

Auau Channel Swim

Congratulations to Robert Vandersluis swimming the Auau Channel


18 Nov 22 Senior Champs

Mahalo, Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results


19 Nov 22 OIA #1 Time Trials

Mahalo Ms. Karen Curameng for the results!

Hawaiian Channel Crossing!
Auau Channel (Maui to Lanai solo) 8.8 mile swim
  • Kyle Mcburnie,
  • Erin Kibury
  • Cory Fults

Congratulations!


 November 13, Swim Kauai!

Mahalo to Ms. Carrie Hovland for the results!


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

Coaches:

  • <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

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!

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Marathon Channel Swimmers, Congratulations!

Molokai (Kaiwi) Channel, Suwei Chen

The 3 Day, 3 Channel Endurance Channel

Swimming from island to another, solo!

 November 5, Big Island Swimming

Mahalo to Mrs.Ann Imoto for the results!


November Maui Age Group Swim Association.

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


October 29-30, 2022
Bill Smith Invitational
Mahalo to Mrs. Stephanie Monahan for the Results!

October 23 ABC Meet, Kailua

Mahalo to Mrs Stephanie Monahan and the 649 swimmers at the meet!


October 22 Maui Age Group Swim Association.

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


Congratulations, swimming the Kaiwi Channel

  • Zach Margolis


 October 15, Kauai Age Group Swimming

Mahalo to Ms. Carrie Hovland for the results!


 October 16, Big Island Swimming

Mahalo to Dustie'Lee Ascino for the results!


October 9th Distance Meet, Oahu

Mahalo, Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results


October 9th Senior Meet, Oahu

Mahalo, Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results


Hawaiian Channel Swimmer!

Carly Miller swimming the Auau Channel and the Pailolo Channel!

Congratulations Carly!

October 01, Maui Age Group Swim Association.

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


 October 1, Big Island Swimming

Mahalo to Dustie'Lee Ascino for the results!


Marathon Channel Swimmers!

Congratulations to swimming across the Hawaiian Islands!

Kaiwi Channel: Tierri Dietz

Auau Channel: Shara Neidell, Stephanie Saucy & Robert Breitelk


    

Al Minn Invitational


September 24, Maui Age Group Swim Association.

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


September 17, Maui

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


Sept. 17 A+ Meet, Oahu

Mahalo, Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results


Sept. 17 Distance Meet, Oahu

Mahalo, Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results


 *Updated* Waikiki Rough Water Swim Statistics.

Mahalo Swimmer, Alton Motobu for compiling this!

WRS Statistics 2022


September 10, 2022 Oahu ABC Meet


The Auau Channel. Maui to Lanai

Congratulations to

  • Tina Neill
  • Bill Goding

September 4, 2022 Big Island Pentathlon

Mahalo to Dustie'lee Ascino and Ann Iwamoto !


Congratulations to ALL who swam the
Waikiki ROUGH Water Swim!

 Congratulations to Steven Minaglia completing two Hawaiian Channels:

Pailolo Channel 8.5 mile solo swim
Congratulations to the following Marathon Swimmers!
  • Christopher Chuck
  • Matt McGillicuddy
  • Linnea Mack
  • Jessica McCollum
  • Jennifer Conway

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

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 July 14-17, 2022
Age Group Long Course Championships

Mahalo to Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results!


 U.S. swimmer saved by coach, after fainting in pool at World Aquatic Championships!
Mahalo to Aquatics Director, Glenn Pang
June 22, 2022 Maui Long Course Meet

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


Kawi Channel (Molokai Channel) Congratulations on swimming SOLO Molokai to Oahu!!!

  • Lori King


Congratulations to the following marathon swimmers:

Auau Channel (Lanai->Maui) Solo
  • Jennifer Conway
  • Jessica McCollum
  • Pamela Melish
  • Kate Toews
  • Kelly Love-Abel
  • Diane Corn


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!!!
March 3rd
Hinamatsuri! 
Happy Girls Day!

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


  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!

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

Happy Boy's Day

May 5th


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

 

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


 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______

 

41st Annual Ken Suenaga Invitational

Mahalo Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results!

A Tribute to Coach Harry Mamizuka!


Mahalo to Manoa Aquatics for the 40th Annual Mamizuka Invitational Meet

Mahalo to Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results!


May 28, Maui

46th Coach Sakamoto Invitational

Mahalo to Mr. David Wintermeyer for the results!


Remembering Coach Soichi Sakamoto on this Memorial Day Weekend.

Meet perpetuates coaching legacies



July 1-3, 2022

74th Keo Nakama
Swim Invitational
  • Meet Results
  • There are a few pictures missing from the high point individual. email me at 808swim@gmail.com to add your son/daughter in.
Mahalo to Mrs. Saint Marie Gough for the results!

Mahalo to All the parents, officials and people that worked on deck. Mahalo
Aloha: Manhoben Swim Club (Guam), PACK (Houston, Texas), and El Paso swim club (Texas)AND Commerce (California)
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


Bill Smith Invitational

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

Mahalo Mrs. Stephanie Monahan!


 

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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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