June 30, 2019
Congratulations to Marcelle Arakaki who was presented with the Official's Excellence Award. This award is voted on by USA Swimming National Official's Committee. They present 6 of the Official's Excellence a year for the entire USA. This award is sponsored by Hasty Awards and Swimming World Magazine. Marcelle will be featured in the July issue of Swimming World.
Marcelle Arakaki has been an official for Hawaiian Swimming for over 20 years. Marcelle is the glue that keeps Hawaiian Swimming together. Marcelle comes to each and every meet early to help start setting all the equipment up. She makes sure everyone has what they need. Marcelle works in any position requested without hesitation. She has been Meet Referee for numerous State Championship meets. Marcelle has served as a deck official for 6 Junior Pan Pacific Championships. She regularly holds mini-clinics for any teams on Oahu who have new interested potential officials. Marcelle is one of our most knowledgeable officials in the state. She shares her knowledge while mentoring new officials. In the last couple of years, Marcelle decided she should learn the dry-side of conducting a meet. She has mastered the timing system as well as what it is to be an AO. She is a well-rounded, athlete focused official who is extremely deserving of this award.