Tag: Matt Buckman

Mark Tan Freestyles To His Fourth

Mark Tan Freestyles To His FourthCourtesy of Linda Kaiser, Molokai Channel, Hawaii. Mark Tan has now completed crossings of four major channels in his home state of Hawaii. The firefighter and paramedic originally from Kailua on Oahu has completed a 15 km swim from Molokai to Lanai across the Kalohi Channel, a 14.2 km swim from Lanai to Maui across the

Read More

A Long Swim Ends Short Of Shore

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. After 16 hours 3 minutes as he was pushed far north of his goal, Doug McConnell has swum a total of 49.6 km, but he was still short of walking up onshore on Oahu to complete his planned Molokai Channel crossing. Don Sammons reported, "They pulled Doug out for safety reasons [as the] conditions were

Read More

Escort Pilots In The Open Water World

Escort Pilots In The Open Water World Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The heroes and heroines of the open water are most definitely the swimmers. But other indispensable individuals in the sport - like Charlie Gravett of Jersey in the Channel Island [shown on left] - include pilots, captains, mariners, navigators, oceanographers and

Read More

Katie Benoit Is A Heroine In The Water

In 2012, a massive hail storm flooded an intersection near the Citadel Mall in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Katie Benoit jumped into action. Being the experienced swimmer that she is, Benoit selflessly entered the rising, freezing waters and helped rescue people from their flooding cars. She emerged a real-life heroine. Which should not be surprising

Read More