The Relentless Ups And Downs Of Open Water Swimming

The Relentless Ups And Downs Of Open Water Swimming

These photos by Forrest Nelson of Penny Palfrey’s 72-mile Kaieiewaho Channel attempt between the islands of Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii shows the ups and downs of open ocean swimming.

Up and down Penny went – right from the start on Oahu where she faced immediate shore break and the relentless ocean turbulence for over 60K.

Up and down Penny went. Up and down her paddler Jeff Kozlovich and Bill Goding went. Up and down her escort boat piloted by Captain Don James and handler/observer Forrest Nelson went.

77 strokes per minute for 12 hours until the pain caused by Portuguese Man-o-War stings was too much.

















































Relentless. Courageous. Stupendous.

Photos by Forrest Nelson.

Copyright © 2010 by Steven Munatones
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