Jim Anderson Talks About His Career In Hawaii On WOWSA Live

Jim Anderson Talks About His Career In Hawaii On WOWSA Live

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Dr. Sam Freas helped introduce the possibility of bringing the 1st FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships in Hawaii. Jim Anderson, a California native who moved to Honolulu for work, made that possibility a reality. The long-time local race director organized the event in Honolulu that brought together the fastest open water swimmers, racing the 5 km, 10 km and 25 km courses off Waikiki Beach.

Anderson, who would later be inducted as an Honor Administrator in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, talked with Ned Denison in today’s WOWSA Live. Among other things, he talked about Jim Montgomery winning the Waikiki Roughwater Swim, Australian race director Graham Cole of the Cole Classic in Manly, Australia, and the prolific racing success of local legend Rick Heltzel.

Rick Heltzel, Jim Anderson, Linda Kaiser in Waikiki

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