Swimming

High school classmate. Friend. Teammate. Champion. College student-athlete. College teammate. There are few strings of words that are as gratifying as those, and that’s the road travelled by Farrington seniors Molimau Heimuli and Chantal Mailou. The two basketball standouts were among dozens from the class of 2017 who inked their letters of intent in a […]

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Punahou took the boys and girls team titles at the K Mark Takai State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, fueled by individual performances by Sydnee Whitty and Lia Foster, who won every event they entered. The Buffanblu boys went down to the last relay to beat Maryknoll and Mid-Pacific for that crown. Here are […]

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Pac-Five swimmer Albert Zhi — a native of China — committed to Georgia Tech this week, according to his club coach and legal guardian Jialin “Sunny” Sun of Sun-shine Aquatics. Zhi broke one individual league record (44.82 seconds, 100-yard freestyle) and was part of another record (3 minutes, 8.87 seconds, 400 freestyle relay) at the Interscholastic […]

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MJ Mao led an impressive record haul at the ILH Swimming and Diving championships at Punahou on Saturday, writing his name on the all time list four times to give him a total of five. Mao took part in the 200 medley relay, and 400 free relay on Saturday, both of them league records. He […]

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Kalani’s DongJin Hwang finished his remarkable swimming career with two more gold medals at the Oahu Interscholastic Association championships Saturday at Veterans Memorial Aquatic Complex. All told, Hwang has 10 total gold medals in his collection. Hwang also topped his 500-yard freestyle record twice over the weekend. In Friday’s trials, he covered the distance in […]

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Ted Fukushima retired as athletic director at Kaiser in 1990, but a decision he made a long time ago helped the Cougars’ girls swimming and diving team win the Oahu Interscholastic Association championship Saturday. Kaiser scored 313 points, 29 more than rival Kalani. Fifty of the Cougars’ points came from diving, and as coach Asa […]

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The seniors on the Roosevelt boys swim team went out with a bang. Of the 18 gold medals up for grabs at the OIA Swimming and Diving championships on Saturday, the Rough Riders won 16 of them to run away from the team title. Joseph Ahia led the way with three gold medals and league […]

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The Kaiser swimming dynasty rolls on. The Cougars girls team won its eighth straight OIA championship on Saturday, getting what their coach called a total team effort. Mari Yasumi and Jill Chaffee were the only Kaiser girls to win individual golds, the same number they had in last year’s victory. This edition of Cougars don’t […]

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A trio of Punahou swimmers doubled up at the ILH trials at Punahou on Friday night, paving the way for another league title. Maddie Balish qualified first in the 200 freestyle to beat fellow state champions Cagla Brennan of Iolani and Pac-Five’s Le Grand Pound then came in first in the 100 breaststroke. Balish holds […]

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Kalani swimmer Dongjin Hwang has a state gold medal to defend, but first he has another little bit of history to tackle. Hwang, the reigning state champion in the 500 freestyle and the only OIA boy to win a state event last year, is expected to jump into the pool for the OIA championships at […]

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