How Old Are Swimmers In The Molokai Channel?

How Old Are Swimmers In The Molokai Channel?

The Kaiwi Channel, also popularly known as the Molokai Channel), is part of the Oceans Seven.

The Molokai Channel has a lot to challenge the marathon swimmer…of all ages. To date, there have been 13 different people who have crossed the Molokai Channel a total of 15 different times with two people going in the Oahu-to-Molokai direction and four members of the Half Century Club.

The exclusive Molokai Channel club include:

1961 – Keo Nakama* (age 40)
1967 – Harry Huffaker* (27)
1972 – Harry Huffaker (32) from Oahu to Molokai
1974 – Jonathan Ezer (18)
1979 – Mike Miller (25) and Ian Emberson (28)
1994 – Robin Isayama (26) first female
2006 – Forrest Nelson (40) from Oahu to Molokai
2006 – Forrest Nelson (41) and Bill Goding (53)
2007 – Mike Spalding (60), Kelly Gleason (32) and Linda Kaiser (57)
2009 – Mackenzie Miller (19)
2010 – Chris Palfrey (52)**

* Member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

** 12 hours and 53 minutes to hold the current world record in the channel.

Photo shows Keo Nakama finishing on his 1961 swim.

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