Among the 8,207 Openwaterpedia entries (3,085 people, 791terms, 953 places, 62 pilots, 174 services, 350 coaches, 558records, 2,079 events, and 733 groups) and 1,971,515 page views, below is this week’s list of the 50 most popular online searches in Openwaterpedia.

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Michelle Vawer, a Maui Channel swimmer and Sports Illustrated model, made the biggest move when she not only cracked the Top 50, but zoomed up the charts in the fastest move since leopard seals and Nile crocodiles hit the list.

Vawer is an open water swimmer and former member of the Aulea Swim Club where she was recruited by Yale University before her beauty caught the eye of the IMG Agency.

Vawer crossed the Auau Channel in 5 hours 30 minutes in 2005 as the 142nd swimmer to achieve this crossing from the islands of Lanai to Maui.

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2. Michelle Vawer ‎(14,923 views)
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5. Nile Crocodile ‎(6,292 views)
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8. Lexie Kelly ‎(3,737 views)
9. Alex Meyer ‎(3,462 views)
10. Forrest Nelson (2,937 views)
11. Olympic 10K Marathon Swim ‎(2,922 views)
12. Steven Munatones ‎(2,891 views)
13. Flavio Bomio ‎(2,878 views)
14. Jamie Patrick ‎(2,808 views)
15. Stephen Redmond ‎(2,724 views)
16. Jason Malick ‎(2,707 views)
17. Darren Miller ‎(2,614 views)
18. Jose Diaz ‎(2,605 views)
19. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ‎(2,512 views)
20. Ashley Twichell ‎(2,504 views)
21. Nejib Belhedi (2,498 views)
22. Bruckner Chase ‎(2,426 views)
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28. Waikiki Beach ‎(2,323 views)
29. Dave Barra ‎(2,318 views)
30. Diana Nyad ‎(2,309 views)
31. Thomas Lurz ‎(2,016 views)
32. Abdul Latif Abou Heif ‎(1,988 views)
33. Catalina Channel Swimming Federation ‎(1,981 views)
34. 1400K Swim Across Tunisia ‎(1,948 views)
35. Harry Huffaker ‎(1,920 views)
36. The Swim It ‎(1,857 views)
37. Peter Attia ‎(1,845 views)
38. Richard Weinberger ‎(1,756 views)
39. Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association ‎(1,755 views)
40. Kim Chambers ‎(1,746 views)
41. Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming ‎(1,705 views)
42. Keri-Anne Payne ‎(1,648 views)
43. Trent Grimsey ‎(1,642 views)
44. Molokai Channel ‎(1,612 views)
45. English Channel ‎(1,592 views)
46. Elizabeth Fry ‎(1,582 views)
47. Ram Barkai ‎(1,564 views)
48. Lynne Cox ‎(1,552 views)
49. Pilar Geijo ‎(1,552 views)
50. Nuala Moore ‎(1,529 views)


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