The 11th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge takes place on July 29, 2017. The swim, 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 Hawaii, the Mainland and all around the world come to the beautiful island of Kauai 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 will be closely watched by safety monitors on paddle boards, with jet skis and along the shore. In addition, general ocean safety information will be distributed to all swimmers and spectators.


From 8 and under to veteran champions of the sport, hundreds of swimmers of all ages and experience come from around the world to take the plunge into beautiful Hanalei Bay for this fun event.