Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Saturday, October 24, 1998

UH will host world
swim meet in 2000

The University of Hawaii will host the 2000 World Swimming Championships and two major 1999 meets, the U.S. 25K National Championships in June and the Pre-World Championships in November, UH athletic director Hugh Yoshida announced yesterday.

In conjunction with the June 5 25K Nationals, an Elite Training Camp for open water swimmers has been proposed for Hawaiian waters.

The Pre-World Championships will feature top swimmers from all countries in 5K, 25K, Team, Master, Para-Olympian and Age Group competition.

"We are very grateful to the Hawaii Swimming Committee, U.S. Swimming, the International Swimming Hall of Fame, FINA (Federation International of Aquatics) and Gov. Cayetano for allowing these prestigious events to relocate to Honolulu and the University of Hawaii," Yoshida said.

QUARTERBACK CLUB: Speakers at the weekly meeting of the Honolulu Quarterback Club Monday are Hawaii Pacific volleyball coach Tita Ahuna, new Hawaii swimming coach Sam Freas and Rainbows football coach Fred vonAppen.

Lunch at the Pagoda Restaurant is served at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon.

The public is invited.

MINI-GOLF FOR A CAUSE: The 1998 World Youth Network hosts the First World Mini-Golf Tourney at Kaneohe Bayview Golf Park on Nov. 21.

A minimum pledge of $40 ($20 for children 10-under) is required. Tee times are at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

World Youth Network Hawaii is a nonprofit organization that serves the youth in the community through a Life Skills Curriculum.

Call 239-4431 for pledge forms and more information.

ENGINEERS ROLL ON: The PWC Pearl Harbor Engineers successfully defended their title in the recent Federal-Wide Able-Bodied Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at the Naval Air Station Barbers Point gym.

Second place went to the Molar Rollers of Naval Dental Center, Pearl Harbor.

The Army's 30th Signal Misfits were third.

The event has been held annually since 1987 in observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month to develop an awareness and appreciation of the abilities of people with disabilities.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.


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