Hawaii Hall of Fame
Shari Baird

  • Kaiser High School, 1981
  • UC Santa Barbara, 1985, BA in Ergonomics & Health Education
  • UC Santa Barbara, 1985, Coaching Certificate in Water Polo & Swimming University of Hawaii, professional diploma in health education
  •  National Team Member 1979-1989
  • Junior National Team 1979-1983
  • first woman with Anna Chong from Hawaii to travel internationally; two time captain of Jr National Team Senior National Team 1984-1989
  • first player from Hawaii to be on the national team
  • MVP Junior National Championships, 1982
  • FINA and Word Cup participant 1984-1989, starter on National Team
  • US Olympic Festival participant, 1985 and 1987
  • First female player from Hawaii to play collegiate
  • Four year Collegiate All-American at UC Santa Barbara; 3 year team captain, 1981-1985
  • MVP Collegiate National Championships
  • Held the World Record as the youngest to swim from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park in SF at age 13
  • Water polo age-group and high school coaching for 17 years
  • Swim coach, off and on, since 1978
  • First Head Coach of UH Wahine Water Polo Program 1997, career high 4th in the nation