Swimming

This might be the golden age of high school swimming. Kanoa Kaleoaloha will be the fifth swimmer in the last three years inducted into the Enterprise / HHSAA Hall of Honor at Dole Cannery Square’s Pomaikai Ballroom on June 7. He will be inducted with Mid-Pacific’s Lena Hayakawa, the second straight year multiple swimmers have […]

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Swimming is an individual sport, but Lena Hayakawa became the first from Mid-Pacific’s strong program to be inducted into the Hall of Honor by keeping team in mind. Hayakawa will be enshrined with 11 others on June 7 at the Dole Cannery Square’s Pomaikai Ballroom. It’s not as if Hayakawa is not the state’s fastest […]

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Punahou graduate Jasmine Mau, now a freshman at California, contributed to the Golden Bears’ lead at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a 13-place finish in the 100 butterfly on Friday in Greensboro, N.C. Mau advanced out of the preliminaries with a time of  52.03 seconds, then posted a time of 52.17 seconds in […]

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With the OC16 State Swimming and Diving Championships coming up tomorrow, here are a few names of standouts from the recent past. Can Kamehameha’s Kanoa Kaleoaloha win his 11th gold to put him past legends like Ryan Stack, Nick Borreca and Kacy Johnson?: Most gold medals since 1998, girls 16: Christel Simms, 2006-09 Punahou 15: Michelle Yoshida, […]

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TThe only thing holding the Punahou swimming and diving program from a national record is that there is no official national record for what it has accomplished. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been noticed. John Gillis of the National Federation of State High School Associations wrote a lengthy piece on the school’s 92 state […]

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Kalani’s Paris James and Moanalua’s Christian Nishimura set two individual meet records each in the OIA Eastern Division Swimming and Diving Championships last Saturday. Nishimura won the 200 individual medley in 1 minute 56.66 seconds to eclipse the previous record of 156.66. He also won the 100 breaststroke in 59.61 to beat the previous mark […]

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Campbell’s Makoa Alvarez set two meet records at the OIA Western Diviison Swimming and Diving Championships last Saturday. Alvarez broke the mark in the 100-yard butterfly in 49.81 seconds during qualifying. The old mark was 51.32. He also set the record in the 100 backstroke in 49.79 (beating the previous record time of 53.35), also […]

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Punahou swimmers Maddie Balish, Lia Foster and Kelly Fricke each won two individual races at the ILH meet at Punahou on Friday. Balish, a sophomore, started her day with a win in the 200 IM, beating Pac-Five’s Kayla Ippongi by nearly 10 seconds with a time of 2:13.98. She then beat teammate Kara Machida by […]

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Punahou sophomore Lia Foster put on a show in her school’s pool on Friday, winning two events in an ILH meet. Foster beat Mid-Pacific sensation Rebecca Walton by a wide margin in the 220 IM, clocking a time of 2:10.80 to the senior’s 2:16.00. Foster then took out another of Mid-Pacific’s fastest girls with a […]

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The Campbell boys and girls swimming program has nearly tripled in size in four seasons under coach Laxmi Diaz. In the 2012 season, when she began coaching the Sabers, she was in charge of six boys and six girls swimmers. The next year, the total number was up to 24, and in 2014, it rose to […]

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