"Getting Kids Together & Doing Something
Mission Statement &
Dolphin Swim Club seeks to promote competitve swimming for boys and
girls aby offering the best possible coaching in a friendly and
As a swimmier,
you will meet new friends and participate in exciting swimming
competitions on the Big Island and elsewhere in Hawaii. You will
have the opportunity to accomplish your swimming goals through
concentration and hard work; and, of course, to have
At each level,
the goals we set are specific and directed toward meeting the needs
of our swimmers. Because each child progresses at his or her own
rate, our coaches recognize this fact by placing a swimmer in the
proper group based on the swimmer’s physical, mental,m and
emotional level of development.
of our program are:
- To promote the enjoyment of
swimming as a healthy sport and as a "skill for life"
- To develoop
- To help and encourage
swimmers to reach their full potential consistent with their skills
- To develop mutual
understanding among coaches, parents and swimmers on the need for
cooperation, self-motivation, respect and team spirit in the
pursuit of excellence.
Kathy Clarke founded the Kona Dolphin Swim Club in 1999, the team
had only five swimmer including her daughters Joyce and Bridget.
Coach Harry Canales became Head Coach in 2001, when the Club had
about 25 members. As of January 2008, our Club counted 71
registered athletes. Click
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Dolphin Swim Club conducts a year-around competitive swimming
program. It participates in all Long Course (50 meters) and Short
Course (25 yards) swim
meets sanctioned by Hawaiian Swimming on the
Island of Hawaii. There are five swim meets during the Long Course
season (January to June) and five in the Short Course season
(September to December). During each season, two meets are usually
held in Kona (at our pool the Kona Community Aquatic Center), and
one each in Hilo (Kawamoto Pool), Waimea (Hawaii Preparatory
Academy) and Kea’au (Kamehameha School).
We act as the host
team for one meet during the Long Course season and one during the
Short Course season. In addition, we participate in the annual
Hawaii State Long Course and Short Course Championships held in
July and December, respectively.
Our swimmers swim at
invitational meets off-island, and we also have sent swimmer to the
prestigious Western Zone Championships on the mainland.
Our Club was proud to
have successfully hosted the Hawaii Short Course Swimming
Championships in 2004 and 2006.
Our swimmers also
compete internationally as well. In July of 2001, 17 members of our
club participated in the Stockholm Summer Games in Stockholm,
Sweden. The summer games are an annual international
competition for youths under the age of 18 years old. More
than a dozen countries and 14 different sports were represented
during the 2001 Summer games. It was an unforgettable and fun
experience for both parents and swimmers.