Laid-back Intensity On Kauai
Thousands of miles away from the nearest continent in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Kauai takes mellow to a whole other dimension.
Hanalei Bay Swim Challengerace founder Dick Smith is watching his event grow big-time. From 60 swimmers in the inaugural swim 7 years ago, the race now attracts nearly 300 participants ages 4 to 80 with a good number of young local keikis (children) taking part.
Now under the leadership of Kawika Dela Sierra, the event is an example of how mellow meets Aloha Spirit with a healthy dash of fitness fun.
The Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge on July 27th is a great opportunity for the keikis and masters swimmers to ratchet up their competitive juices where open water swimming passion overflows like mai tais at pool side bars.
The event is a charity swim on the North Shore where vivid greens meet bright blues. The event includes 4 separate races: 2 around-the-pier races for children and 2 longer cross-bay swims for teenagers and adults (1 km and 3 km).
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