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‘Pioneer in swimming’ Nakama dies at 91

Maui native overcame adversity to set records

September 18, 2011
By ILIMA LOOMIS - Staff Writer (iloomis@mauinews.com) , The Maui News

Hawaii swimming legend and former world-record holder Keo Nakama, who got his start swimming against the current in a Puunene irrigation ditch, died Sept. 8 at St. Francis Hospice in Honolulu. He was 91.

 
 
 

 

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