Hawaii is surrounded by the sea. Hawaii's rich aquatic tradition includes swimming, sailing, and surfing. Starting with the great Duke Kahanamoku and carried forth by coaching legend Soichi Sakamoto, no other sport has gained as much recognition for Hawaii as has swimming. No less than 49 Olympic medals have been won by Hawaii swimmers and divers, and 14 Hawaii athletes have been inducted into the International Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame.
Our Mission: The Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum promotes, preserves, and perpetuates Hawaiian aquatic sports for the future by celebrating the achievements of swimmers, divers, water polo athletes, and by sponsoring aquatic exhibits and performances.
Our Purpose: To inspire and engage all generations in the perpetuation of Hawaii's aquatic athletes, and to provide information about those who preceded. Panel displays picturing and telling the stories of the Hall of Fame honorees are often shown at libraries, schools, hotels and community events.
Our Ultimate Goal: To secure a permanent center where exhibit space can be expanded and where information can be collected and made available to all who seek it
Board of Directors & Advisory Board:
b. Identification of Category applicant is seeking induction
c. Length of time resident in Hawai'i
d. Accomplishments in the induction category
e. Current address