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May 31st, 2002, 11:01 AM
I've pulled the tough duty of two weeks in Hawaii for work. Will be on Hawaii, Oahu, Maui & Kauai. Does anybody have any favorite pools/masters practices to drop in on while there? I've gotten the guide from SGOL - - just looking for recommendations. Thanks!

Robin Parisi
May 31st, 2002, 11:23 AM
Our family has been lucky enough to vacation in Kailua-Kona, on the big island, the last several years. We always make at least one workout with the Kona Aquatics masters team, coached by Steve Borowski (Steve won the sprint butterfly events for men 50-54 at the recent Nationals in Honolulu, and was one of the coaches for the Hawaii team). Steve always welcomes visitors and runs a fun and challenging workout. I believe masters workouts are Monday and Friday mornings early (6 am?), and Wednesday evening (6 pm?). We also swim daily in the Kailua harbor, on the portion of the Ironman swimming course that stays up year round. Five or six buoys mark the first 300 yards or so of the course, and Kona Aquatics has placed a buoy further out that marks the turn-around point for a 1.2 mile swim. Swimmers are on the course throughout the day, although early morning, when there is little or no traffic and calm waters, is most popular (7-9 am). There is a storage box on the Kailua pier where swimmersleave their towels and thongs. Have fun!

May 31st, 2002, 09:17 PM
Dear CMM -

Hopefully, Janet Renner will respond as well, but in case she does not, Maui has a number of very nice places to swim.

There is a 50 mtr x 25 yd pool in Lahaina that is open to the public. There is another pool in Wailuku as well. Up Country in Pukalani has a 6 lane 50 mtr pool with gorgeous sunset views, and there is a relatively new pool in Kihei (25 mtr).

Contact Maui Masters or the Hawaiian LMSC (Janet is the primary contact. At one time, the masters worked out daily in the various pools.

I liked the Pukalani and Lahaina locations the best.

If you want to get away slightly from the normal crowd in Kailua-Kona, go to the next bay south where Captain Cook's Statute is. Swimming there is where dolphins will come in and swim with you. There are no beaches and only a couple of public access points, but well worth it. The Bay is Kealekelue Bay.

Paul Windrath

June 3rd, 2002, 03:56 AM

Please visit our LMSC website which lists all the clubs in our state, their workout locations, times and
contact information. Our website is http://www.hawaiimastersswim.org

Also on Maui we have another magnificent 50 meter pool in Kihei now - it's been too long Paul since
you've been to Maui if you haven't yet seen the Kihei facility, and you thought Lahaina and Pukalani
were nice!!

Any questions, please email me directly, as I don't check the discussion forum unless someone suggests
I do.

Thanks, and hope to see you while you're vacationing in Hawaii.

Janet Renner
LMSC Chair &
Valley Isle Masters Swimmers coach