BEST PUBLIC POOL
kihei aquatic center
Maui has no shortage of fantastic waterfall-backed watering holes and—hello!—beaches to swim. But when it comes to donning your cap and training for the 5K, or even just for a leisurely lap or two, Kihei Aquatic Center has the clean, Olympic-sized competitive facilities for you! Since 1998, the center also features warm-up and rest pools, a scoreboard, meeting rooms, and hosts some large aquatic events annually. Open Mon, Tue, Thu-Sat, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wed, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun, 12-4:30 p.m. Early morning lap swim is offered Mon-Fri, 6:30-8 a.m. 303 E. Lipoa St., Kihei, 874-8137.
runner-up: lahaina aquatic center. (sc)