Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge brings out 168 swimmers

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Smilie Punzal of Koloa smiles after finishing the 1,000 meter swim.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Erick Fleck of Princeville, right, leads Jon McMullen out of the water and wins the 1,000 meter race on Saturday in the Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Robert Margalis leads the 3,000 meter race, ahead of Frank Bird, left, and Ryan Leong of Kailua.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Lekili Mendonca of Hanalei finishes second in the keiki swim.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Sharon Peck is congratulated after finishing the 1,000 swim Saturday.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Ashlyn Worley, left, and sister Callie Worley and brother Brecken take a breather after finishing the keiki swim.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Ashlyn Worley of Kilauea charges out of the water in the keiki swim.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Madeline Hoesel of Kapaa finishes the 3,000 on Saturday.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    The start of the 3,000 meter swim on Saturday.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Dylan Thomas of Princeville powers through the water toward the finish of the 1,000 meter race in the Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge.

  • Bill Buley / The Garden Island

    Aubrey Anne Groeber of Koloa is off with others in the start of the 1,000 meter swim in the Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge on Saturday.

HANALEI — For someone who came out just to have some fun, Erick Fleck swam pretty fast in Saturday’s 12th Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge.

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