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About Waikiki Swim Club
Lifetime Vigorous Swimming for Fun, Sport and Health
Waikiki Swim Club® was started in 1971, and is Hawaii's oldest organized club devoted to promoting safe and fun ocean swimming. Click here for WSC history (original members list). For a detailed history of the origins of the Waikiki Rough Water Swim, which was the genesis of the Waikiki Swim Club, please visit Jim Cotton's website (Jim founded and named the Waikiki Roughwater Swim and Waikiki Swim Club).
The club sponsors several ocean swim events, including the North Shore Swim Series, a Biathlon Series (Christmas Biathlon, Magic Isle and Valentine's Day) and the Fin Swim at Ala Moana Beach Park. Please see the "Ocean Races" page for further information.
To assist in improving swimmers' abilities, Waikiki Swim Club members enjoy free swim clinics in conjunction with the University of Hawaii Swim Team. The clinics are usually held in Sept/Oct, and April/May, with enrollment limited to 45 participants. Non-members pay a nominal fee for the clinics. Watch for announcements on our website and don't delay your entry. Advance notice of the clinics is provided to WSC members via our email list. All participants must sign and submit an application and waiver.
With about 200 members, including swimmers spanning a wide range of age and ability, we encourage you to join us and enjoy the magical Hawaiian ocean and camaraderie of our organization. Check out a story in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser about WSC and the Waikiki Roughwater Swim.