PUHI — Swim Kauai Aquatics athletes and coaches are hard at work over fall break.
“Monster Week,” as it is affectionately called by head coach Billy Brown, has the kids swimming extra morning practices, known as “doubles,” and building their strength and conditioning through both land and swim workouts. Over 50 kids of all levels and abilities, from are taking on the challenge. Swimmers that successfully attend all required practices will earn the much sought-after “Training Monster” T-shirt. On Saturday, the older swimmers will take on Coach Brown’s biathlon challenge, which is to swim 2 miles and then run 2 miles, all in under one hour.
“Last year we had one athlete make it under one hour,” said Brown. “I’m hoping to get several more to achieve that goal this year. It’s quite a challenge.”
The Swim Kauai Ohana was also happy to welcome Daisy Asai, 9, Lion Fugett, 10, Kaehukai McGerity, 7, Kaia McGerity, 11, and Max Wexler, 9, to their first meet in September.
The swimmers are working hard heading into their next home meet on Oct. 19, where many athletes are hoping to earn AA and state cuts. Swim Kauai has 33 swimmers qualified to attend the Bill Smith Invitational meet on Oahu on Oct. 26-27, where they placed 5th overall last year, the highest-scoring neighbor island team.
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