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Hawaii Swimming Club

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Hawaii Swimming Club was founded by Coach Soichi Sakamoto in 1945 and started the Keo Nakama Swimming Invitationals in 1946. It is a competitive swimming club located on Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and the Big Island.

Its purpose is to promote and develop swimming for the benefit of Hawaii's youth.

Hawaii Swimming Club's mission is to continue the timeless tradition established by Coach Sakamoto for the benefit of youth. Its coaches fully embrace his philosophy that age group swimming is for the development of competitive athletes - yes, but perhaps more important, swimming is a means of teaching our children life values.

Its desire is to establish an environment where coaches, parents and children can share in a commitment, discipline, hard work, respect for others and showing our gratitude. Swimming is important but the love of God, family and education are all higher in priority.

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