A native son of Maui and a student of fellow Hall of Famer Soichi Sakamoto, Keo Nakama was one of Hawaii’s greatest and hardest-working swimmers. Although WWII canceled his Olympic dreams, Keo won many worldwide and national swimming events. Keo became the first person to swim the 27-mile Molokai-Oahu channel at age 40. Later in life, he was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives. Keo passed away in 2011 at the age of 91.