Submitted by Carl Kawauchi:
The Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame is holding its 5th induction banquet on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Hale Koa Hotel from 5:30pm – 10:00pm.
Its mission and purpose is to promote and preserve the legacy of Hawaiian aquatic sports and to provide inspiration to future generations of aquatic athletes.
It will induct 14 individuals in 6 categories: Swimming, Masters Swimming, Ocean Swimming, Water Polo, Coaching, and Contributors. The 2012 inductees and their categories are:
Matt Biondi – Swimming, gold medalist in 3 olympics.
Zach Zorn – Swimming, gold medalist, world record holder.
Toyoko Takeyama – Swimming, national champion, Sakamoto 3-year swim club.
Julia Murakami Woolsey – Swimming, national champion, Sakamoto 3-year swim club.
June Ford – Masters Swimming & Ocean Swimming, champion and record holder.
Brett Phillips – Masters Swimming & Ocean Swimming, champion and record holder.
Nadine Takai Day – Masters Swimming & Ocean Swimming, champion and record holder.
Rick Heltzel – Ocean Swimming, champion.
Paul Stader – Ocean Swimming, champion.
Aaron Chaney – Water Polo, champion, coach, referee.
Ken Suenaga – Coaching, 60+ years coach.
Spencer Shiraishi – Coaching, 60+ years coach.
Danny Kaleikini – Contributor, supporter of HSHOF.
Malcolm Cooper – Contributor, swimmer, coach, swim administrator.
Tickets to attend are $55 until October 31, 2012. Please contact Carl Kawauchi at 487-1496, [email protected], for tickets or more information.
Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]
Pearl City High School Swimming and Water Polo Head Coach and 2012 Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame inductee Ken Suenaga pictured overseeing the Lady Chargers Water Polo team during a match in 2012.
Congratulations to Coach Ken Suenaga and Pearl City High School alumnus and champion swimmer Nadine Takai Day for being honored by the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame and for their amazing accomplishments and contributions to the sport of swimming in our Pearl City community.