15th Annual Swim With Mike Hawaii

San Souci Beach to the Duke Kananamoku Beach
Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii
September 2, 2019

Organizers: Kaia Hedlund
Special Note: To be held in conjunction with the Waikiki Roughwater Swim www.wrswim.com


2.34 miles of open water swimming off of Waikiki Beach. The Waikiki Roughwater Swim is one of the oldest and most iconic open water swims in the world. It was the inspiration for the Ironman Triathlon. The distances for the 1st Ironman Triathlon were derived from the three most grueling races held in Hawaii at the time. The 2.34 mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the 112 Around Oahu Bike race and the 26 mile Honolulu Marathon. Participants in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim are encouraged to solicit sponsorships for their swim through www.swimwithmike.org or to make a direct donation during the registration process.

Open to: Swim entry at www.waikikiroughwaterswim.com All swimmers who are capable of swimming this distance in open water.

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  • Rich Wander

    My name is Rich Wander, alumni of USC. I have done the Swim with Mke since it’s inception. I have been coming to Honolulu since 1968 and even trained with the great coach Sakamoto at U of H in the summers back then. I trained and swam nationally for several years and had the privelege of swimming on the same team as the great Joe Lilikes,(Mighty Joe Young as he’s known on the island). I hear his nephew is our next Olympic hopeful. I also met Kaia Hedlund when i was there for the swim in ’05. Looking forward to a good turnout and hope to see everyone soon for such a great cause! Sincerely,
    Rich Wander

    4 years ago Reply

  • SwimRTod

    I will be swimming 1,000,000 prior to the Waikiki rough water swim this year to raise funds for Swim with Mike. My son Zach is a Senior at USC currently on a SWM scholarship. This is truly one of the best scholarship programs in the country. Please join us in Hawaii in September to support this great cause.
    Tod Pickett

    2 years ago Reply

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