On March 1 and 2 the Splash team flew over to Hilo on the Big
Island to attend the Sparky Kawamoto Meet. In addition to
swimming the meet in the morning, the team did fun activities in
the afternoon like a trip out to Akaka falls and a trip to Two
Ladies Kitchen for mochi. From Coach Ryan:
"Thanks again for a great and fun-filled weekend. It was
great watching the kids having fun, swimming with determination,
competing on the relays and just getting to know everyone a bit
better at the Welcome Dinner Friday night,
hiking Akaka Falls, eating at Tex's restaurant on going on our Ice
Cream hunt last night.
Thanks for Shane Imai for graciously coordinating the Two
Ladies Kitchen mochi pick up. And special thanks for the
three brave dads who competed and showed us how its done in the
"Inner Tube" relay...thanks David Choo, Tom Broderick and Kyle
Kajihiro...you guys were the highlight of the meet (next to the
kids swimming, of course).
Special acknowledgements go out swimmers Hannah Gang (100 Fly
& 100 Back), Noelle Dagdagan (100 Fly) for setting Sparky
Thanks for taking and supporting your swimmers at the Sparky
Meet...i know they will remember this trip forever, and both Coach
Ashley and I look forward to our next great adventure with all of
you and your families."
see the Pictures section
for more pictures.