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Kawaihae Canoe Club Long Distance Race Resutls – 9 miles

Kawaihae Canoe Club Long Distance Race

Nine-mile race began and ended Saturday at Kawaihae Harbor, with paddlers heading north to Red Hill before returning

Women’s overall results   c 1. Kai Opua, Keokea, 1:21:32; 2. Kai Opua, Laulani, 1:23:03; 3. Kai Opua, Liliuokalani, 1:24:03; 4. Kawaihae, Kaunaoa, 1:24:26; 5. Kawaihae, Uila, 1:26:03; 6. Puna, Pohoiki, 1:29:03; 7. Kamehameha, Kekualani, 1:30:14; 8. Kamehameha, Tuahine, 1:31:00; 9. Kai Opua, Kamakahonu, 1:31:04; 10. Kawaihae, Waiakailio, 1:31:19; 11. Puna, Mahealani, 1:33:22; 12. Kawaihae, Ua Noe, 1:34:49; 13. Keauhou, Iolana, 1:35:10; 14. Kai Ehitu, Heipualani, 1:35:37; 15. Kai Opua, Lydia, 1:36:44; 16. Kawaihae, Paniau, 1:36:59; 17. Kai Opua, Kamaka O Kai Opua; 18. Kai Opua, Poliahu, 1:37:35; 19. Kai Opua, Kikaha, 1:38:19; 20. Kamehameha, Keaalii Kane, 1:39:03; 21. Kamehameha, Kuaana, 1:40:32; 22. Kai Opua, Ae, 1:40:49; 23. Na Waa Hanakahi, Onomea, 1:44:16; 24. Keauhou, Malia Kini, 1:46:21; 25. Keaukaha, Ha’e Ha’e, 1:50:23; DQ, Na Waa Hanakahi, Hilo Paliku

men/mixed overall results

c 1. Keauhou, Aukuu, 1:15:40; 2. Keauhou, Kikaha, 1:16:51; 3. Kai Opua, Keokea, 1:17:12; 4. Keauhou, Konawaena, 1:18:34; 5. Puna, Mahealani, 1:20:29; 6. Kai Opua, Laulani, 1:22:09; 7. Keauhou, Paniau, 1:22:28; 8. Kai Ehitu, Makanani, 1:22:46; 9. Kamehameha, Tuahine, 1:23:25; 10. Kai Ehitu, Toiki A Kai Ehitu, 1:24:31; 11. Kai Opua, Kamakahonu, 1:24:34; 12. Kai Opua, Kamaka O Kai Opua, 1:24:43; 13. Kamehameha, Kekualani, 1:25:31; 14. Kai Ehitu, Heipualanni, 1:28:24; 15. Kai Opua, Ae, 1:28:32; 16. Puna, Pohoiki, 1:29:22; 17. Kawaihae, Uila, 1:31:54; 18. Kai Opua, Liliuokalani, 1:32:32; 19. Keaukaha, Komohana, 1:33:10; 20. Keauhou, Iolana, 1:33:24; 21. Kai Ehitu, Papa Kimitete, 1:33:34; 22. Keauhou, Malia Kini, 1:34:07; 23. Keaukaha, Ha’e Ha’e, 1:34:20; 24. Kawaihae, Waiakailio, 1:34:47; 25. Keauhou, Ua Noe, 1:36:48; 26. Waikoloa, Kukini Kai, 1:37:28; 27. Kai Opua, Lydia, 1:37:36; 28. Kai Ehitu, Makalapua, 1:38:26; 29. Na Waa Hanakahi, Hilo Paliku, 1:38:43; 30. Na Waa Hanakahi, Onomea, 1:40:24; 31. Kawaihae, Kaunaoa, 1:44:51; 32. Laka, Keaalii Kane, 1:46:40; 33. Keaukaha, Paula, 1:47:2; DNF, Kawaihae, Kai Hawanawana

results by classification

c Women 40: 1. Kai Opua, Keokea, 1:21:32 (Melanie Kelekolio, Cheryl Villegas, Tiapepe Ulufalailupe, Sarah Egan, Darcy Daniels, Nida Lacey Enos)); 2. Kai Opua, Kamaka O Kai Opua, 1:37:24   c Women 50: 1. Kamehameha, Tuahine, 1:31:00 (Sheila Cadavas, Heanu Weller, Marti Banks, Betty Ben, Donna Herbst, Haroldeen Quintal); 2. Puna, Mahealani, 1:33:22; 3. Kawaihae, Ua Noe, 1:34:49; 4. Keauhou, Iolana, 1:35:10

c Women 55: 1. Kamehameha, Keaalii Kane, 1:39:03 (Nicole Baylae, Diana Van De Car, Linda Gallano, Lynne Stamoulis, Karen Mickievic, Nora Blanco); 2. Kai Opua, Ae, 1:40:49; 3. Keaukaha, Ha’e Ha’e, 1:50:23  c Koa women: 1. Kai Opua, Kamakahonu, 1:31:04 (Amy Young, Kainoa Lavea, Lauren Turnbaugh, Kathleen Leahyn, Alisa Prendergast, Kim Kimi); 2. Kai Ehitu, Heipualani, 1:35:37

c Open women: 1. Kai Opua, Laulani, 1:23:03 (Mara Masuda, Grace Emanuel, LeAnn Alani, Nicola Fernandez, Rebekah Lusiaa, Maile Leslie); 2. Kai Opua, Liliuokalani, 1:24:03; 3. Kawaihae, Kaunaoa, 1:24:26; 4. Kawaihae, Uila, 1:26:03; 5. Puna, Pohoiki, 1:29:03; 6. Kamehameha, Kekualani, 1:30:14; 7. Kawaihae, Waiakailio, 1:31:19; 8. Kai Opua, Lydia, 1:36:44; 9. Kawaihae, Paniau, 1:36:59; 10. Kai Opua, Poliahu, 1:37:35; 11. Kai Opua, Kikaha, 1:38:19; 12. Kamehameha, Kuaana, 1:40:32; 13. Na Waa Hanakahi, Onomea, 1:44:16; 14. Keauhou, Malia Kini, 1:46:21; DQ, Na Waa Hanakahi, Hilo Paliku

c Unlimited women: 1. Kai Ehitu, The Turtle, 1:23:24 (Ahna Yap, Richelle Anderson, Sonja Navarro, Anna Tosick, Rachel Leonard, Brandee Parcell)   c Nontraditional women: 1. Waikoloa, Makani I Ke Kai, 1:28:09 (Michael Landers, Jennifer Bolstad, Michelle Goutier, Crystal West, Lydia Blackburn, Cheri Sandlin)

c Men 40: 1. Kai Opua, Laulani, 1:22:09 (Sean Ingram, Daniel Legler, Phil Prendergast, Dane Enos, George Leslie, Doug Copeland); 2. Kai Ehitu, Makanani, 1:22:46; 3. Kai Ehitu, Papa Kimitete, 1:33:34  c Men 50: 1. Kai Opua, Kamaka O Kai Opua, 1:24:43 (Dave Monson, Cole Naehea, Jeff King, Mike Sweeney, Herb Funk, Spencer Lavea); 2. Keaukaha, Komohana, 1:33:10

c Men 60: 1. Keaukaha, Ha’e Ha’e, 1:34:20 (Charles Hite, Jim McGeagle, George Leonard, Tim Haentsens, Bill Sakovich, Peter Millington); 2. Kai Opua, Lydia, 1:37:36   c Men 65: 1. Keaukaha, Paula, 1:47:27 (Ron Reilly, Lloyd Van De Car, Herb Wilson, Stan Roehrig, Jimmy Arita, George Thomas)

c Koa men: 1. Kai Opua, Kamakahonu, 1:24:34 (Scott Boroski, Keola Dudoit, Lowen Luta, Alton Kaono, Daniel Leyva, Nick Cranwell); 2. Kai Ehitu, Heipualanni, 1:28:24; DNF, Kawaihae, Kai Hawanawana, 1:23:34

c Open men: 1. Keauhou, Aukuu, 1:15:40 (Daniel Chun, Kua Nolan, Peter Olsen, Justin Warren, Salesi Apina, Jeff Silva); 2. Keauhou, Kikaha, 1:16:51; 3. Kai Opua, Keokea, 1:17:12; 4. Keauhou, Konawaena, 1:18:34; 5. Puna, Mahealani, 1:20:29; 6. Keauhou, Paniau, 1:22:28; 7. Kamehameha, Tuahine, 1:23:25; 8. Kai Ehitu, Toiki A Kai Ehitu, 1:24:31; 9. Kamehameha, Kekualani, 1:25:31; 10. Kai Opua, Ae, 1:28:32; 11. Puna, Pohoiki, 1:29:22; 12. Kai Opua, Liliuokalani, 1:32:32; 13. Keauhou, Malia Kini, 1:34:07; 14. Keauhou, Ua Noe, 1:36:48; 15. Kai Ehitu, Makalapua, 1:38:26; 16. Na Waa Hanakahi, Hilo Paliku, 1:38:43; 17. Na Waa Hanakahi, Onomea, 1:40:24; 18. Laka, Keaalii Kane, 1:46:40

c Mixed 40: 1. Kawaihae, Uila, 1:31:54 (Saul Dobson, Bryan Mack, Tom Martinez, Tricia Tom, Louise Muskat, Carol Laau-Silva); 2. Kawaihae, Waiakailio, 1:34:47; 3. Waikoloa, Kukini Kai, 1:37:28

c Mixed 50: 1. Keauhou, Iolana, 1:33:24 (Joreen Knox, Bob Bruce, Kathy Kaii, Richara Everett, Mel Pauole, Diane Neubert) c Mixed 55: 1. Kawaihae, Kaunaoa, 1:44:51 (James Budde, Maddie Turner, Edward Teixeira, Bobby Hitt, Lili Hitt, Sammy Teixeira)

c Nontraditional men: 1. Waikoloa, Makani I Ke Kai, 1:19:08 (Dere Pank, Ben Blackburn, Kea Shaw, Heigi Hapson, Casey Perry, Jeb Goss)c Unlimited men: 1. Kai Ehitu, The Turtle, 1:22:35 (Chad Kalele, Hiram Anakalea, Chris Kanuha, Melvin Palea, Rowel Jadraquce, Opura Moo, Jr.)

May 17, 2012 Posted by | Canoe Racing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bolles Swim Coach Headlines Hilo Clinic/Seminar

Bolles School and Sharks Coach Jon Sakovich

    When it comes to producing swim champions the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida continues to rank in the top fifteen for both junior and senior level swimming at the national level.  Bolles can boast coaching ten individuals that went on to win Olympic medals.

   Recently Jon Sakovich, assistant head coach for the Bolles School and Sharks was in Hilo to speak on “Commitment to Sport” and “athletes preparing for college.”

   “I am just passing through from a trip to Palau, Saipan and the Marshall Island where I conducted swim clinics,” Sakovich said.

   “Water sports are so much part of the culture in island communities,” Sakovich said.  “There are so many opportunities available to youngsters who love the water and as a result they produce kids that are good swimmers.”

   Sakovich, who was born on the Big Island and later moved with his parents to Saipan, became well known for his swimming talents.

   If the last name sounds familiar it is because both his parents, Bill and Jean, are swim coaches in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation with Bill coaching at Waiakea and Jean at Hilo High.

   In 1987, young Sakovich, while still in high school, competed for the Northern Mariana Islands in the South Pacific Games and won six medals.  The following year Sakovich competed in swimming for Guam during the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games while still in high school.

  Sakovich attended the University of Florida and following his freshman year was given a 70 percent scholarship, making it to the NCAA championships in 1991 and ’92.

   “I was only in Hilo for three days on my way back to Florida, as I promised my wife I’d be back in time for Easter,” he said.  “My parents asked me if I would speak to a group of swimmers while I was here and I wanted to help in any way I could.”

   “Swimming has giving a lot to me and I want to give back and help in any way that I can to get kids to the next level,” he said.

   At Waiakea High School Sakovich talked to more than 30 swimmers about the importance of having a passion to swim.

   “Being passionate and having a strong desire to do well is more important than having good swimming facilities,” Sakovich said.

   “If kids have the desire and work hard they accomplish anything,” he said.  “It doesn’t matter where they are, in Palau, Saipan, Micronesia or Hawaii, if they put their mind to it and not limit their dreams they can make to the higher level.”

   Sakovich also talked about the importance of doing well in school to be able to get to the collegiate level. 

   “Failure is part of being successful,” he said.  “When you get knocked down and fail a few times, you need to get back up and try again.”

   Bolles is a private K-12 school and their swimming program has over 300 participants ranging in ages from 6 to 19.  “We have a tradition of excellence at Bolles and we take great pride in developing some of the best swimmers in the world,” Sakovich said.

   Sakovich also talked about looking for the right college and the process that it takes to make it to the collegiate level.

   “The most important thing about swimming is to have a passion for it,” he said.  “If you’re extremely committed it’s not a sacrifice, if you don’t like what you’re doing then it becomes a sacrifice.”

   Most of what Sakovich spoke about could apply to any sport, “passion for what you do, no matter if its track or volleyball or basketball, is the key to succeeding in everything you do,” he said.

  Sakovich loves the sport of swimming because, as he puts it, in swimming everybody can compete and they can choose the event that they want to do.  “In swimming you have as much opportunity as everyone else,” Sakovich said.

April 15, 2010 Posted by | Swimming in Hawaii | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kealakehe Girls Upset Waiakea in BIIF Championship Swimming

Waiakea's DQ in 200 Relay give 'Riders team victory

   Five league records fell this past weekend and the Waiakea boys and the Kealakehe girls won team titles in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Swimming Championships from the Kona Community Aquatics Center.

   Waiakea came into the finals as the heavy favorites to win the girls crown for the second year in a row, but was upset by a determined Kealakehe squad when the Warriors suffered a disqualification in the 200 freestyle relay. 

   “It was a huge surprise for us to win the team title,” Waverider coach Steve Borowski said.  “Our girls did a great job and they performed better than expected. I believe they peaked and tapered perfectly.  The whole team did great.”

Alyssa Foo

Kealakehe was led by Alyssa Foo who came up with big wins in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke (new league record 59.84 seconds), along with teammate Madison Hauanio who won the 200 Individual Medley and finished second in the 500 free.

   Foo broke the 100 back record that was set by fellow Waverider, Ashley Rose in 2001.

   “I was in a really good mood,” Foo said of her record breaking event.  “We didn’t really taper totally for the BIIF’s, so I think I can go even faster at the state championships if I continue to train hard.”

   Foo was also happy that Kealakehe regained the BIIF team title.

   “We won the team title in my freshmen and sophomore years, before losing it to Waiakea last year,” she said.  “I was happy that we could do it again in my senior year with only nine girls.”

    The public school Warrior boys pulled out a team victory over defending champions Hawaii Prep by a score of 148 to 116.

   “Our boys came through,” Waiakea coach Bill Sakovich said.  “Frank (Chi) was outstanding as usual and we got great relay races from David Sumada, Ryan Kawano, Grant Uekawa and Campbell Causey.”

   Sakovich had high praise for many of his swimmers including Causey who won the 500 freestyle and finished second in the 200 free.

   “All our kids did great and I am especially grateful to our coaches who helped us in getting these kids prepared for the finals,” Sakovich said.

   “I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t repeat for the girl’s title, but it’s a meet and anything can happen at meets,” Sakovich said.  “The Kealakehe girls did exactly what they were supposed to do and they did an excellent job.”

Logan Borowski

   In a much anticipated showdown between the best two swimmers in the 100 butterfly, Kealakehe’s Nicholas Garrett squared off against Hawaii Prep’s Logan Borowski showcasing the fastest fly stroke swimmers in the pool.

   Garrett came into the event as the two time BIIF butterfly champion and BIIF record holder, as Ka Makani junior Logan Borowski began to close in on Garrett’s record during the later part of the season.

  Borowski who had earlier in the day came away with the 50 freestyle title in a personal best time of 21.45 seconds and Garrett, the eventual winner of the 200 free, 1:46.22, met for the BIIF 100 butterfly title.

   Borowski’s winning time of 51.59 seconds eclipsed Garrett’s previous record of 52.02 set last year.

   “Nick is a really good swimmer and I knew I had to go out fast in the first 50, then try to hold him off,” Borowski said.  “I wasn’t thinking about the record as I was just trying to win the event.”

Frank Chi

Waiakea’s Frank Chi came into the finals wanting to break his own record in the  100 breaststroke for the fourth time this season. 

   Chi lowered the BIIF record to 58.7 seconds on Friday night and was determined to go even faster during the championship finals.  On Saturday the senior again rewrote the league record books by clocking in at 58.61 seconds.

    “I knew I could go hard and faster,” Chi said of his record breaking swim.  “I just pushed myself both in practice and during the meets.”

   Chi, who finished third in the state for the past two seasons in the breaststroke believes he can challenge for top honors this year.

   “I can still go faster and I believe that if I work hard I can get my time under 58 seconds,” he said.

    Ka Makani 200 boys freestyle relay team was back in the water, setting a new league record for the second time this season.  Using all juniors in Kyle Katase, Kaikea Nakachi, Ryan Ross and Logan Borowski as the anchor the HPA foursome clocked in at 1:29.35 to break their previous record of 1:29.80.

Kaikea Nakachi

“All four of us are going to swim the three relays as the state championship and we are only going to swim one individual race each,” Borowski said.  “I plan on focusing on the 50 free at states.”

   Nakachi defended his BIIF 100 backstroke title and claimed top honors in the 200 Individual Medley events.

   Waiakea’s David Sumada, the defending BIIF champion in the 200 freestyle, was upset by Garrett but later rebounded with a victory in the 100 free.

   “I’m really excited about my 100 free time,” Sumada said.  “It was my fastest time this season, 48.6 seconds, and I know this might sound silly, but before the event I thought of my coaches smile (Justin Pierce) and that helped me to swim my best.”

   Waiakea freshmen, Madisyn Uekawa became a BIIF champion in both the 100 free and 100 breaststroke.

   “I was a little nervous going into the championships, but I think I swam well and I tried my best,” Uekawa said.  “It felt good, but I think I should have gone out harder in both my races. I’m hoping I can do better at states.

   The HHSAA swim championships finals will be held at Kamehameha-Hawaii on February 13.

January 31, 2010 Posted by | Swimming in Hawaii | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waiakea Swimmers win HPA Invitational Meet

Waiakea swim team wins HPA Invite

PHOTO ID     Bottom Row left to right     Frank Chi, David Sumada, Kaitlyn Chock and Nicole Paulachak

2nd row  Erin Yoshida, Mary Kimura, Kirsten Nakamura, Kara Paulachak, Madisyn Uekawa, Jayna Jobes, Courtney Shinde, Alexandra Roth, Rachel Shimizu,

3rd Row   Lauren Hill, Jessica Yamaguchi, Akemi King, Katie Torigoe, Ryan Kawano, Lance Mendes, Chris Hu, Patrick Peng, Dustin Soriano

Top row   Rachelle Krahner, Brandon Rimando, Tyler Thornhill, Grant Uekawa, Ryan Rimando, Sean Brown, Levi May, Kaimi Scott, Owen Cooper (Cooper is looking for a space ship!)

 The Waiakea swim team under coach Bill Sakovich won the HPA Invitational meet on Jan 15.  It was the first time the Warriors have won this event since its inception in 2001.

Waiakea has now etched its name onto the trophy

January 23, 2010 Posted by | Swimming in Hawaii | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Garrett, Nakachi and Chi lead BIIF Swimmers at HPA

Girls 200 relay at HPA

   Garrett, Nakachi and Chi may sound like a law firm, but in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation the trio is best known for their talents in the pool.

   This past weekend Hawaii Preparatory Academy played host to their own Invitational Swim meet on Friday and a regular season BIIF meet on Saturday.

   Kealakehe’s Nicholas Garrett, Hawaii Prep’s Kaikea Nakachi and Waiakea’s Peter Chi each have etched their names into the BIIF record books by setting league marks in their signature events.

   Last year Garrett broke a 22 year BIIF record in the 100-yard butterfly when he hit the wall at 52.02 seconds.  Garrett later went on to better his mark at the HHSAA swim championships last year with a time of 51.74 seconds.

  Now in his senior year Garrett continues to dominate the 100 butterfly going undefeated in BIIF competition during all four years of league competition.

   “I plan on breaking my own fly record, either at Hilo this coming weekend, or in Kona,” Garrett said.  “I know I can go 51.7 as I’m really excited this being my final year.  I want to set the bar really high and make it a record that will be hard to beat.”

   This past Friday Garrett ruled the pool as he kept his time under 53 seconds in his signature event at HPA.   On Saturday Garrett was back in the pool winning the 100 freestyle in 49.84 seconds while placing second by a fraction of a second in the 200 individual medley to a talented Logan Borowski from HPA.

   “I like mixing up my events because it’s good for training and it makes me a stronger, faster swimmer,” Garrett said.  “Besides it’s fun to do all of these different events.”

   Nakachi, a junior Ka Makani, set his BIIF record on Jan. 9 in the backstroke (53.87) and on Saturday, in the confines of his home pool, continued his winning ways when he once again finished first in that event.

   Nakachi was also instrumental in helping Ka Makani relay squads to victories in the 200 medley where they set a new school record and in the 200 free where they established a new BIIF record.

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Waiakea’s relay team had only a week earlier established the BIIF record in the 200 free relay to see it surpassed by a powerful Ka Makani squad in a time of 1:30.62 this past Friday with the Warriors clocking in at 1:30.97.

   Waiakea’s Peter Chi is a master of the 100-yard breaststroke setting the new BIIF record of 59.84 seconds in Kona on Jan 9, then dominating the event this past weekend in Waimea.

   Chi failed to break the 1 minute barrier on Friday, but continued to be optimistic about improving in his event.

   “I still need to work on my technique in the 100 breast,” Chi said.  “I’m always going to have some sort of competition and I need to keep improving.”

   Chi has gone undefeated for the past two seasons in BIIF competition, but he believes that if he doesn’t continue to hone his skills his stiffest competitor, HPA’s Logan Borowski, could surpass him.

   “Logan Is rapidly improving and if I’m not careful he could beat me during a BIIF meet,” Chi said.

   In Saturdays meet Chi swam the 200 Medley relay, the 200 free relay, and the 50 and 100 freestyle events.

   “I could only swim in four total events and I wanted to switch things up a bit and see if I could qualify for states in a variety of events,” Chi said.  “I qualified for states on Saturday in the 100 and had previous qualified in the 50.”

  Chi could be correct about Logan Borowski getting close to him in the 100 breast as the HPA junior finished the age group season with a time two tenths of a second slower that Chi.

Logan Borowski

   “I swim all the strokes the same and I don’t really have a weak event,” Borowski said.  “My best event is probably the 50 free as I went 22.20 seconds on Friday.  It wasn’t my best time, but I’m okay with it at this point in the season.”

   On Saturday Borowski edged out Garrett by one hundredth of a second in the 200 IM to display his multitalented swim stroke skills in the pool.

    “I won the BIIF championships in the 200 IM my freshman year,” Borowski said.  “But last year I had to sit out and wasn’t allowed to compete at the high school level due to the transfer rule as I switched schools.”

   For the girls Waiakea’s Rachel Shimizu, just a sophomore, is making a name for herself in the freestyle events, winning the 200 and 500 in convincing fashion on Friday.

   “My favorite event is the 500 free because it’s a long race and if I make a mistake early on I have time to make it up,” Shimizu said.  “My goal is to try and get under 5:10 (Shimizu swam 5:18.40 on Friday).

   On Saturday Shimizu was back in the pool winning the 200 individual medley and finishing second in the 100 breast.

   “My coach (Bill Sakovich) wants me to try different races and I’m okay with doing that,” she said.

   Shimizu also leads a solid Waiakea relay team, made up of three freshmen, which have already qualified with a state time.

   “It kind of makes me feel old (being the oldest on the relay team) but it’s all about having fun and doing well as a team and today we did very well,” Shimizu said.

   Kealakehe’s Alyssa Foo continues to make big waves in her premiere event, the 200 individual medley.  A master of various swim strokes Foo is a natural in the IM where she needs to go 50 yards with the fly, followed by 50 yards in the back, then 50 yards in the breast and ending with a 50 yard sprint finish with the free.

   Last year Foo won the BIIF title in the 200 IM and placed second during the state championships.  The Waverider senior continues to dominate the event going undefeated the past two seasons in BIIF competition and is considered to be a contender for a state title.

   “I didn’t swim the IM this weekend because my coach (Steve Borowski) wanted me to work on my slower events,” Foo said.  “I think my strengths are in the butterfly and backstrokes and this weekend I added the free and breast.”

   Despite not swimming in the 200 IM Foo still won the 100 back on Friday and the 100 fly and 500 free on Saturday.

   “My times weren’t that good, but I did okay,” she said of her 100 back and 100 breast events.  “I like doing all the strokes and I like the variety.” 

   “I think I’ll be doing the 200 IM on Saturday when we swim at Kamehameha,” Foo said.

   The BIIF swim season continues on Saturday with an all-schools meet at Nae’ole Swimming Pool on the campus of Kamehameha Schools-Hawaii.

   For more results on the HPA swim meet go to:  https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/biif-swimming-results-from-hpa/

January 18, 2010 Posted by | Swimming in Hawaii | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment