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2019 Results

Top 3 Male Finishers
Ollie Signorini; Collaroy, Australia 1:03:40
Chad La Tourette; San Francisco, California 1:04:01
Grant Levy; Beverly Hills, California 1:05:55
Top 3 Female Finishers
Ashley Twitchell; Apex, North Carolina 1:04:16
Becca Mann; Homer Glen, Illinois 1:04:31
Pheobe Hines; Honolulu, Hawaii 1:05:00

Pacific Sport Events & Timing

2019 Race News

Women Go 3 Out Of 5 In Waikiki Roughwater

Before And After The Waikiki Roughwater

The Oldest Female Competitor Prepares For The 50th Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Meet Hollywood Exec Swimming With Real Sharks

2019 Race Photos

Cyndia Lavik Photography

Open Water Tips

Alex Kostich, 2006 Waikiki Roughwater Swim Winner has 10 tips for preparing to swim the Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Rebecca Soni, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Swimming tips


The world famous swim's story from the beginning.

See how you stack up against the most prolific Waikiki Roughwater swimmers in the list of finisher statistics.

The World Open Water Swimming Association has named the Waikiki Roughwater Swim one of the top 100 open water swimming races in the world.


51st Annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim

Monday, September 6, 2021

Waikiki Roughwater Swim 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021 8:30 AM
Sans Souci Beach between the Natatorium and the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
Waikiki, HI

Aloha Swimmers:

It is with much regret that the Waikiki Roughwater Swim Committee has decided that the 2021 edition of the Waikiki Roughwater swim will not take place. This was not an easy decision. We are aware that other races and events are taking place. Our decision is not a commentary on those events. Our sole desire is to put on a fun and safe event for the participants and the volunteers. In coming to this decision, the Committee considered the recent surge of Covid cases (affecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals), the fact that approximately a large number of of our usual entrants are unable to travel to the United States and our overall sense that the changes necessary to put on the race will impact the overall feeling of the race.

For those that have entered already, you will be receiving a notice within the next week about your refund options. In the meantime, we urge everyone to stay safe, swim a lot and watch out for each other.

We hope to see you for the 2022 Waikiki Roughwater Swim!!!

Brief Description: 2.348 Mile Ocean Swim Race

Online: $70.00 before Midnight HST June 14, 2021
Online: $80.00 before Midnight HST August 16, 2021
Online: $95.00 before Midnight HST Sepember 3, 2021
In Person: $105.00 on September 5, 2021

Awards: Top 3 Age Group Finishers, Elite Award, 5 Year Age Group Awards and Special Award
Competitor Information: Registered competitors will receive race notices and information via email. Please check your Spam folders for race communications.

Swim with Mike

Hawaii Events

The Mission of Swim with Mike is to provide financial resources for advanced education that pave the way for physically challenged athletes to overcome their tragedies and realize their full potential.


2021 Commemorative T-Shirt

The 2021 commemorative t-shirt design will be posted soon. Below you can view the special Covid-19 t-shirt design created to support our partners who were greatly impacted by all of the event cancellations. All proceeds from shirt sales went to the University of Hawaii Swimming and Diving program.

Waikiki Roughwater Swimsuits

Commemorate your HARDCORE swim in Waikiki! The 2021 design is shown on the left. Men's and Women's Custom Waikiki Roughwater Swim suits, towels and other gear are available through Hardcore Swim. Orders are open now. Suits and gear will be shipped direct to your location.