Swim Links & Training
First, here are some basic swimming information for the competitive and recreational swimmer:Swimming Strokes, Tips, Techniques, and Jargon  For those swimmers who are using public pools, there are also some standards for swimmers in general using pools, circle swimming, and safety wise.

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Resistance Training, Weight Training, Stretching as essential complements to top Swimming
Resistance Training and Weight Training are an essential complement to top swimming.  For younger swimmers, resistance training without added weight is sufficient to build bodies without hurting bones, tendons or muscles.  Older swimmers (approx age 13-14 or High School age depending on body type and build) can and should add in some weight training.  Resistance training includes exercises you can do without special equipment: sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, dips, press-outs, jumps (fast low straight knee and bigger higher slower, throw downs and the like.  Sit-ups, press-outs, dips and jumps really focus on the key areas for swimming and should be part of any weight training, too.  Weight training can supplement strength training with weights, free weights, Vasa (TM) Trainers and more.  Stretching should be included as part of warm-ups and between swimming and weight sets to keep from tightening up.  It is always best to finish a weight workout with at least (!) 500 yards of swimming to stretch out and keep from tightening up and bulking up.  At least one on-line article is here.  USA-Swimming says ...

Look again soon for more updates on strength training and stretching.

For more information about swimming organizations around Maui, Hawaii, the US and the world, for different aspects of swimming and other water sports, check out the following websites.

World & Age Group USA Swimming

USA Swimming
(Age group)

Hawaii Swimming


International Swim Hall of Fame
in Fort Lauderdale, FL

US Olympic committee


Delmar Dolfins Swim Club

Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club

Hawaiian and Maui Age Group Swimming
Hawaii Swimming

Coach Soichi Sakamoto
and Hawaiian Swimming Legacy

Hawaii Swim Club - Maui

Maui Dolphins Swim Club

South Maui Sharks

Hawaii Swim Forum
- Senior Swimmer Incentive Program.

American Swim Coaches Association

Masters Swim Coaches

National High School Swim Coach Association

High School Swimming
Hawaii H.S. Swimming

Hawaiian High School Sports

Hawaiian High School Swimming

National High School Swim Coach Association

College Links
Harvard Swimming

Stanford Women's Swimming

University of Texas Men's and Women's Swimming
Ivy League Sports

Ivy League Swimming

NCAA Women's Swimming

NCAA Men's Swimming

Swimming World and Technique Magazines

About Swimming

Total Immersion

Masters Swimming
United States Masters Swimming

Hawaiian Master Swim Association

Maui Masters Swim Club

Valley Isle Masters

Canada Masters

Brazilian Masters

 Aussi Masters

NZ Masters

Swiss Masters

Masters Swim Coaches

So Pacific Masters Assoc 

So Cal Aquatic Masters

Caltech-Pasadena Athletic Club Masters

Waikiki Swim Club

Open Water Swimming
Hawaiian Channel Crossings

Maui Channel Swim

'Aumakua Swim

Waikiki Roughwater Swim

About Ocean Swimming

Don Bloom's Tropical Light Photography Maui race results
Maui Sunday Swims by Don and by JimK
Aluminum Man

 Hana Hou Article re Mike Spalding & Others

Swimming Equipment
D&J Sports

Other Water Sports
US Water Polo

US Diving

USA Triathlons

Ironman USA

Ironman Hawaii

Other Sites
Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Maui County Aquatics

Maui County



Maui Weather Today

Am Red Cross
search Lifeguard
Hawaii Ocean Safety