Contribute and Support the Natatorium

The Friends of the Natatorium welcome all kinds of supporters: military veterans, ocean sports athletes, preservationists, kama’aina, visitors to Hawai’i and anyone who favors stabilization, preservation and eventual renewal and reopening of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. There are lots of ways to help out! Here are a few:

  • Talk to your friends about why the Natatorium is important and encourage them to learn more here on our site and at the Historic Hawai’i Foundation site.
  • Print out and share this fact sheetwith your friends. -You can write letters to the editor of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
  • Sign our online petition (click on the icon to the right).
  • Stay informed, by subscribing to the Natatorium blog [see right-hand column on this page] or Friending and following us on Facebook or Twitter
  • Write to the mayor and members of the City Council. Tell them that you favor stabilizing the Natatorium and preserving it for eventual full renewal and reopening. Let’s swim!
  • Volunteer to help out at our annual Memorial Day observance (at the Natatorium at 10 a.m. on the Sunday before Memorial Day)
  • Tell us your ideas for how to get people interested in and involved in the fight to save the Natatorium


Donate Directly to the Friends of the Natatorium

Yes!  I’d like to join the Friends of the Natatorium

by making a 100% Tax Deductible Contribution to support their work.

Contribute online at the “Support Friends of the Natatorium” PayPal link in the right-hand column, or print this page, fill in and mail back to us. Thanks!  

Enclosed is my check in the amount of __________________

Payable to: Friends of the Natatorium

Mail to: Friends of the Natatorium
c/o Jim Anderson – Treasurer
PO Box 25715
Honolulu, HI 96825


My Name is _______________________________________


My Mailing Address ________________________________



(so we can send your IRS receipt)

My Email Address is:  ____________________________________________

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Please circle yes or no

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Yes/No — I would like to volunteer to help the Friends, please contact me


Any thoughts or comments you’d like to share?


  1. Michael P Golden

    Please help me to understand what the future holds. I don’t want to donate money to a project which has little chance of success. If you had another 10 million would the restoration be completed? Why is there such opposition? What can be done to overcome it other than writing to officials? My uncle, William P Golden Jr retired from SF State, moved to Hawaii and taught at the university of Hawaii. He and his brother Paul T Golden MD loved to swim off the coast of Oahu especially as they aged and could excercise no other way. They learned to swim off Ocean Beach in San Francisco before the signs went up. Powerful and graceful, seemingly effortless.

    This project needs to be finished.

    • Dennis O'Shea

      Michael, thank you so much for your note and your support! A major capital campaign will commence once the City and State indicate their interest in creating a partnership to reopen the War Memorial Natatorium. Based on reactions to the EIS process so far, we believe we’re making progress towards a decision to preserve and reopen the memorial. In the meantime, your donation to the all-volunteer Friends of the Natatorium supports public awareness efforts and events that are vital to restoration efforts. Mahalo!!

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