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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

 
Freestyle Biomechanics
The Science Behind the Strokes
https://freestylebiomechanics.com/
  • 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!


Hawaii Swimming Legacy



Everything Changed
on June 28, 2010

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For "New" parents and swimmers only.

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__

 

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!
There are new time standards that are implemented into the meets, currently being run!

Aloha Aquatics, APIS, Hawaii Swim Club, Hickam Hurricane@ Kalani Pod A Unclassfied Swim Meet - 5/25/2024

Mahalo to Mrs Renee Iwamura for the results


Big Island Swimming

Mahalo to Mrs Ann Imoto for the results!


Kaiwi Channel.
Famous Bulgarian swimmer, Peter Stoychev conquered the Moloka'i Channel!

Maui Age Group Swim Association

Mahalo to Mr.David Wintermeyer for the results!


Swim Kauai

Mahalo Carrie Hovland for the results!


May 11th, Island of Oahu A+

Mahalo to Mrs. Rebecca Leibowitz for the results!


Happy Boy's Day

May 5th


May 4th, Hickam Hurricane Dual Meet

Mahalo Mrs. Stephanie Monahan!


A Tribute to Coach Harry Mamizuka!


Mahalo to Manoa Aquatics for the Annual Mamizuka Invitational Meet

Mahalo to Ms.Courtney Oh for the results!


 2024 HI MAGSA LCM 04-27-24

Mahalo to Mr.David Wintermeyer for the results!


April 27, Big Island Swimming

Mahalo to Ann Imoto for the results!


Marathon Swimming! Swimming around Maui-Molokini and Maui!

Congratulations, in a record time: of 3 hours and 45 minutes!

  • Alaina Otterstrom
  • Steven Minaglia
  • Kevin Drake
  • Andrea Salmi
  • Laura Lipp
  • SammyLarrazabal
  • Nicole Forelli
  • Matt Knight

 Kaiwi Channel, 13 hours and 34 minutes! Congratulations to Colby Dimsdale!

April, 1st Channel crossing in 2024!


 Coach Jean Sakovich, Celebration of Life!

 An article of Bill and Jean's legacy in Saipan

Mahalo Coach Nadine Day for the information!


Rainbow Aquatics April 13th

Mahalo to Mrs. Hanna Nakamura for the results!


2024 HI MAGSA LCM A1 Meet - 4/13/2024

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


Hickam Hurricane April 6th

Mahalo to Mrs. Rebecca Leibowitz for the results!


Swim Kauai April 7th

Mahalo Carrie Hovland for the results!


2024 MAGSA 12&Under ABC SCY Swim Meet - 3/23/2024

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


March 3rd
Hinamatsuri! 
Happy Girls Day!

 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!



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.


43rd Ken Suenaga Invitational

Mahalo to Mrs.Saint Marie 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!

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2023 Waikiki Rough Water Swim Statistics

Compiled by Alton Motobu


 

Congratulations to Coach Reid Yamamoto, Maui High School's Staff of the Month!

  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!
    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!!!

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______

 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


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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