It's one of the world's most iconic open water swimming races. The 2013 Waikiki Roughwater Swim draws swimmer from around the globe. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
Fast and fun swimming in paradise – the 44th annual Waikiki Roughwater swim featured a number of the world’s best open water swimmers and a huge dynamic field. The one common denominator was a love for the sport and a passion for the water. Here’s some images from this year’s event.
Hawaiian open water swimmer Meredith Novack has some big swims coming up in the coming weeks. The Waikiki Roughwater Swim is relatively short for this marathon swimmer. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
super aloha. Swimmers from Rainbow Aquatics do a phenomenal job every year in supporting the swimmers at both the start and the finish of the Waikiki Roughwater Swim. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
Mike Lewis has nearly three decades of open water swimming experience as both an athlete and coach. He has worked with a wide range of athletes including Olympians and World Record Holders. Mike was as an administrator in the U.S. Olympic movement for 10 years and was a team director for the 2000 Olympic games. Mike himself is an avid swimmer and has notched several top 10 rankings in US Masters swimming. Mike and his wife Cynthia founded "Did you swim today?" – a global gathering place for swimmers to share their positive experiences in the pool and the open water. Read More »