Fins Up In The Maui Channel
62-year-old Bill Goding [shown above], Quinn Riordan and Masa from Japan swam a three-man solo crossing from Lanai Island to Maui across the Maui Channel this afternoon in a ripping fast 3 hours 41 minutes.
Linda Kaiser reports, “3:41! There was a huge current and light winds. They had planned to land at Lahaina [on Maui], but the current took them to Kaanapali. A pod of dolphin swam by, then another fin was sighted.
But it wasn’t dolphin; it was an eight-foot tiger shark that came by to check them out and then swam on.”
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.