Kawamoto Swim Stadium, Big Island, Hawaii

Entire 50m Hawaii swim stadium to myself!!

Staying at the Hilton Waikoloa Village resort on the Island’s Kailua-Kona Kohala Coast (Eastern) side. Today we’re taking the road over Mauna Loa (the world’s second-largest volcano) toward Hilo and the Volcano National Park. I’ve found a pool on the way to add to the list.

Arrive to find I have the entire 50-meter swim stadium to myself! They’ve pulled the lane ropes out, but that means I can swim the full 50m length!

The pool is located next to Hilo International Airport in what looks like an aircraft hanger, open at both ends. The covered roof provides good protection from the hot Hawaiian sun!

This is going to be a quick swim, the family are waiting in the stands, and we’re on the way to visit the Kīlauea volcano on the South East of the Big Island; we’re taking a night bike ride to see the new lava flow spouting out into the Pacific Ocean on the South-Eastern tip of Big Island.

Swim done! Now off to the ‘world famous’ Ken’s House of Pancakes (definitely won’t be ordering the Sumo breakfast!) before heading down to the Volcano national park.

Swim Stats

  • 1050 meters total swim
  • 1:25 pace / 100m
  • Garmin Swim 2 Watch



The pool has a very practical, industrial look but is a fantastic swim venue. Clean, functional and perfect water for swimming.

Pool Details

  • Length 50 meters
  • 10-lane pool
  • Outdoor

Kawamoto Swim Stadium, Big Island, Hawaii
260 Kalanikoa St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

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