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The South Shore Classic is a Swim race designed to be exciting and fun for swimmers of any age. 

If you are 14 or under, you will be in the Keiki half mile race which will start with the youngest participants first with older participants starting seconds or minutes later.  The first person across the finish line is the overall winner! Each participant will also get their official half-mile finishing time regardless of starting wave.

Our adult 1 mile races for ages 15 to 99 will start with our most seasoned swimmers in the first wave with the swimmers getting progressively younger.  The first swimmer across the finish line will be declared the male or female champion, giving swimmers of all ages the chance to compete for the overall crown!

The elites race 2 miles with the women getting a head start on the men. The elite race is recommended for swimmers that can complete 800 meters in under 10:30.  The top 5 crossing the finish line earn awards. 

One interesting element this year is the addition of a team competition.  Any group of 5 or more swimmers can create a team.  The top 5 places of each team are added up to create the team score.  The lowest score wins! 

For example, if a team consists of one Keiki, two men, one woman, and one elite, each of their places in their respective races will add up to their final team score.

2015 Race Results can be found at:

2016 Race Results can be found at:

Registration fees

Adult Race Closed

Open Water Swim

  1. $40.00
    Feb 12 - May 5

Keiki Race Closed

Open Water Swim

  1. $35.00
    Feb 12 - May 5

Elite Race Closed

Open Water Swim (Under 10:30 800 meter recommended)

  1. $40.00
    Feb 12 - May 5

Race Course

Event Schedule

  • May 7 2:15 PM HST - Women's 1 Mile Swim

  • May 7 3:00 PM HST - Men's 1 Mile Swim

  • May 7 3:45 PM HST - Elite 2 Mile Swim

  • May 7 4:30 PM HST - Keiki Half Mile Swim

Contact Information

Event Location

Waikīkī Beach, Honolulu, HI, United States

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