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The Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge is a fundraiser for the Namolokama OʻHanalei Canoe Club. Hundreds of swimmers from 8 and under to veteran champions come from around the world to take the plunge in beautiful Hanalei Bay for this fun event.
The HBSC, named one of the top 100 American Open Water Swims by the World Open Water Swimming Association, consists of fun and competitive races for all ages from Keiki to Snorkel and Fin.
Participants from Hawaiʻi, the Mainland and all around the world come to the beautiful island of Kauaʻi to compete in this fun open water event. Hanalei Bay in the summer — with its warm, clear, gentle waters and sandy bottom — provides the perfect venue for races for different ages and abilities. With safety the first priority, the race course is closely watched by safety monitors on paddle boards, with jet skis and along the shore. In addition, general ocean safety information is distributed to all swimmers and spectators.
The event consists of five races (8 & under, 9 – 12, 1000 meter, 3,000 meter, and 1,000 meter snorkel & fin) and is the only event of its kind on Kauaʻi.