Coach Orlando “O” Anaya of Mokihana Aquatics would have had chicken skin watching his swimmers work through the July 4th Swim and Stand Up Paddle Board event, Monday at Kalapaki Beach.
Chloe and Gracie Stokes were in the water, Chloe opting for the 750 meter swim while Gracie took on the 1,500 meter swim with Micah Nobriga-Ferris.
Kudos to Brian Curll and Swim Kaua‘i Aquatics coach Billy Brown on doing a great job with the course.
Eugene Ancheta, doing a late registration, did well in his events, noting that the Kaua‘i Junior Lifeguard program resumes starting Monday at Po‘ipu Beach — a good reason to go visit Roy Yamagata. He said following that, the Junior Lifeguards come to Kalapaki Beach followed by the island championships.
Kawika Carvalho took the Stand Up Paddle event, 1,500 meter, noting that he’ll be teaming with Kalani Vierra for a Moloka‘i race.
Hats off, too, to Nicholas Corte and Kate Machoreck for winning the swim events.
Jacob Punzal said he went the Moloka‘i route and didn’t have any manapua since it got wet on the swim back to Kaua‘i.