Extended Learning
Aquatics

Program

Swim School

The Swim School is open to swimmers in grades K – 5 who are at the Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced levels of swimming. Our program also develops and improves stroke technique for the four competitive swimming strokes, builds endurance and teaches racing skills such as starts and turns.

Swim classes for students grades K - 5 will not be offered at this time.
 

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  • Beginner classes

    Can swim at least one competitive stroke for 10 yards. The main focus is to work on freestyle and backstroke.
  • Intermediate classes

    Can efficiently swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards. Swimmers in this level continue to work on freestyle and backstroke, and begin learning breaststroke and butterfly.
  • Advanced classes

    Can efficiently swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards as well as breaststroke and butterfly for 15 yards. Swimmers in this level work on all four strokes and are introduced to competitive starts and turns.
Swimmers must be able to swim 10 yards without stopping. Note that Punahou School’s pool does not have a shallow depth so swimmers must be comfortable in deep water. Class sizes ranges from a minimum of three to eight swimmers per group.More information regarding second quarter Co-Curricular offerings will be provided in September.

Swim School Program Dates

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  • Fall semester

    Swim School classes will not be offered at this time.

    More information regarding second quarter Co-Curricular offerings will be provided in September.

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  • Days, Times and Fees

    Classes are available in 1 or 2 day per week options, Monday – Saturday. See the course catalog or registration application for specific times and fees.

Punahou Aquatics (PAQ)

Punahou Aquatics is a year-round competitive program for swimmers in grades 2 – 12.

PAQ Program Dates

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Registration priority is given to current PAQ Swim Team students. New students interested in joining the Swim Team should email the PAQ office at paq@punahou.edu or 944.5835.

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  • Days, Times and Fees

    The team is divided into seven groups based on age and ability. Two groups start at 3:15 p.m. and practice for approximately 1 hour. The other groups start at either 4:15 or 5:45 p.m., depending on the time of year, for approx. 2 hours. Practices are offered every weekday – with some Saturdays and mornings– and competitions are generally held on the weekends. Swimmers should expect to swim in approximately one or two competitions a month depending on their ability.
Note that this program is not related to the Punahou Athletics intermediate and high school teams that compete in the winter within the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH).

Meet the Aquatics Faculty

Aquatics Director
Jeff Meister

Assistant Director
Eric Nagoshi

Coordinator
Lenora Lee

Contact Punahou Aquatics Office

C. Dudley Pratt Aquatic Center
paq@punahou.edu
808.944.5835