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2017 Results

Top 3 Male Finishers
Rhys Mainstone; Perth, Australia 51:45
Yasunari Hirai; Kashiwa, Japan 52:16
Ollie Signorini; Sydney, Australia 52:55
Top 3 Female Finishers
Phoebe Hines; Honolulu, Hawaii 58:46
Anna Senko; San Francisco, California 1:00:04
Allison Arnold; San Francisco, California 1:01:41

Pacific Sports Events & Timing

2017 Race News

Hawaii News Now - Youngest and Oldest Swimmers
KITV Island News - Nearly 700 Swimmers Tested Themselves
KITV Island News - Hundreds Compete in Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim
Star Advertiser - 600 Finish Waikiki Roughwater Race
Daily News of Open Water Swimming - Top Women
Daily News of Open Water Swimming - Top Men
Daily News of Open Water Swimming - Alex Kostich

2017 Race Photos

Cyndia Lavik Photography

Open Water Tips

Alex Kostich, 2006 Waikiki Roughwater Swim Winner has 10 tips for preparing to swim in 2007

Rebecca Soni, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Swimming tips


The world famous swim's story from the beginning.

See how you stack up against the most prolific Waikiki Roughwater swimmers in the list of finisher statistics.

The World Open Water Swimming Association has named the Waikiki Roughwater Swim one of the top 100 open water swimming races in the world.


49th Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Waikiki Roughwater Swim 2018

Saturday, September 1, 2018 8:30 AM
Sans Souci Beach between the Natatorium and the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
Waikiki, HI

Brief Description: 2.348 Mile Ocean Swim Race

Online: $60.00 before Midnight HST May 14, 2018
Online: $75.00 before Midnight HST August 12, 2018
Online: $85.00 before Midnight HST August 28, 2018
Mail In: $85.00 Postmarked by August 12, 2018
In Person: $90.00 on August 31, 2018
In Person: $100.00 Cash Only on September 01, 2018

Awards: Top 3 Age Group Finishers, Elite Award, 5 Year Age Group Awards, Bossabean Award and Special Award
Travel: Book your stay at the Queen Kapiolani Hotel.
Entry List: A preliminary entry list will be posted here after closure of online registration.
Competitor Information: Registered competitors will receive race notices and information via email. The details will also be posted here.
Video Livestream: Take It Live will be on hand for 2018. Follow the start and finish live right here.

Swim with Mike

Hawaii Events

The Mission of Swim with Mike is to provide financial resources for advanced education that pave the way for physically challenged athletes to overcome their tragedies and realize their full potential.


2018 T-Shirt Design

All pre-registering competitors and volunteers will receive a unique Waikiki Roughwater Swim t-shirt. The design was selected from contest entries. Want to see your design on the Waikiki Roughwater t-shirt? Submit an entry to the t-shirt design contest next year

Waikiki Roughwater Swimsuits

Commemorate your HARDCORE swim in Waikiki! The 2018 design is shown on the left. Men's and Women's Custom Waikiki Roughwater Swim suits and active wear are available through Hardcore Swim. Pre-orders are now available. Suits and gear will be available for pick up at pre-registration or on race day.