Setting World Records In The State Of Hawaii

Setting World Records In The State Of Hawaii

There are a number of unique places in the world where a number of world open water swimming records can be established.

Channels in the state of Hawaii include the Kaiwi, Auau, Kalohi, Alalakeiki, Pailolo, Alenuihaha and the Kaulakahi channels that lie between the islands of Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii, Lanai and Kahoolawe.

Among the record holders in the State of Hawaii, these individuals and relays have distinguished themselves:

1. First Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel Crossing from Molokai to Oahu: Keo Nakama (USA), 1961 (26 miles)
2. First Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel Crossing from Oahu to Molokai: Harry Huffaker (USA), 1972 (26 miles)
3. First Female Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel Crossing from Oahu to Molokai: Robin Isayama (USA), 1994 (26 miles)
4. Fastest Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel Crossing from Oahu to Molokai: Chris Palfrey (Australia), April 2010, 12:53 (26 miles)
5. First Auau Channel (Maui Channel) Crossing from Maui to Lanai: Jim Caldwell (USA), 1970 (9.6 miles)
6. First Female Auau Channel (Maui Channel) Crossing from Maui to Lanai: Judy Collins (USA), 1977 (9.6 miles)
7. First Auau Channel (Maui Channel) Crossing from Lanai to Maui: Doug Rice, Steve Bobko, Gary Niemeyer, Richard Merritt, Bill Goding, Jim Roumasset and Archie Hapai (USA), 1977 (9.6 miles)
8. First Double Auau Channel (Maui Channel) Crossing from Maui-Lanai-Maui: Peter Attia (USA), 2008 (19.2 miles)
9. First Female Kalohi Channel Crossing from Lanai to Molokai: Jody Pollack (USA), 1978 10 miles)
10. First Male Kalohi Channel Crossing from Lanai to Molokai: Bob Justman (USA), 1978 (10 miles)
11. First Kalohi Channel Crossing from Molokai to Lanai: Harry Huffaker (USA), 1989 (10 miles)
12. First Alalakeiki Channel Crossing from Kahoolawe to Maui: Carl Kawauchi (USA), Ulrich Klinke and Alton Motobu, 1992 (7.5 miles)
13. First Alalakeiki Channel Crossing from Maui to Kahoolawe: Mike Spalding (USA), (7.5 miles)
14. First Alalakeiki Channel Crossing from Maui to Kahoolawe: Linda Kaiser (USA), 14 April 2001, 3:30 (7.5 miles)
15. First Pailolo Channel Crossing from Maui to Molokai: Jim Caldwell (USA), 1973 (11 miles)
16. First Female Pailolo Channel Crossing from Maui to Molokai: Linda Kaiser (USA), 30 November 1990, 4:47 (11 miles)
17. First Pailolo Channel Crossing from Molokai to Maui: Carl Kawauchi (USA) 1993
18. First Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Harry Huffaker (USA), 1970
19. First Female Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Penny Palfrey (Australia), 2009, 14:51
20. Fastest Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Penny Palfrey (Australia), 2009, 14:51
21. First Kaulakahi Channel Crossing from Kauai to Niihau: Linda Kaiser, Laurie Foster, Mike Spalding and Tom Robinson (USA), 20 July 2003, 10:45 (17.5 miles)
22. First Kealaikahiki Channel Crossing from Kahoolawe to Lanai: Linda Kaiser, Laurie Foster and Mike Spalding (USA), 11 September 2005, 11:53 (18.5 miles)
23. Fastest Male, Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 miles): Daniel McClellen (Australia), 1995, 42:13
24. Fastest Female, Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 miles): Lisa Hazen (USA), 1995, 45:33

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