American-Japanese Swim Meet
Sept. 11, 1926
Hawaiian Swimming Team
Tme: 4:42 4/10
Dad Center took a team from Hawaii to Japan to compete in a swimming meet that he and OCC founder Alexander Hume Ford hoped would turn into an annual Pacific sports festival. Three of the swimmers were Outrigger members Sam Kahanamoku, Clarence “Buster” Crabbe, and his brother Edward Crabbe. The fourth member of the world record setting team was J. Woodd. Buster Crabbe went on to set 16 world records, win 18 AAU championships, and win a Gold Medal (1932) and a Bronze medal (1928) in the Olympic Games in the 400-meter freestyle and 1,500-meter freestyle, respectively. Sam Kahanamoku was a Bronze medal winner at the 1924 Olympic Games in the 100 freestyle.
This trophy was donated to the Historical Committee in 2015 by a relative of Gay Harris who was a member of the Hawaii team.