Michael and Mackenzie Miller Talk Channel Swimming On WOWSA Live
Michael and Mackenzie Miller Talk Channel Swimming On WOWSA LiveSponsored by KAATSU Global, Huntington Beach, California.
Michael Miller and his daughter Mackenzie Miller both crossed the Molokai Channel 30 years apart – using the same simple strategy: Walk in, swim across, walk out.
Michael, the transplanted Ohioan, found himself on Oahu after hitchhiking his way across America in 1976. He then found a common love of ocean swimming with his tandem swim partner Ian Emberson – and they both set off to complete the Molokai Channel. Emberson became the renowned Maui Channel Swim founder and played a significant role in kicking off the Ironman triathlon craze while Michael continued to do a number of channel and marathon swims around the world.
Mackenzie, his 30-year-old daughter, followed in his wake in both the Molokai Channel and Catalina Channel.
They discussed their mindset and careers on today’s WOWSA Live interview with Steven Munatones including:
* an accident in Waikiki Beach with Jimmy Dean in 1987
* the inauspicious start to the 1979 Molokai Channel crossing
* training in Aquatic Park
* swimming and diving for fishing weights, sunglasses, snorkels and fins
* experiencing hypothermia in the Ederle Swim in New York
* the beauty of swimming across the Maui Channel
* training in Ala Moana Beach, Kailua and Flat Island
Mike and Mackenzie Miller interview from June 2012
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