English Channel, Molokai Channel, Catalina Channel and Manhattan Island Marathon swimmer Michael Miller of Honolulu training on the south and north shores of Oahu and picks up fishing weights along the way. He can’t help himself and has picked up quite a collection over the years.
“I have even collected a few anchors. It has taken me quite a while to bring the anchors to shore, but I did it.”
Michael explains below of some of his more unusual trophies. He swims, he sees, he dives, he puts the fishing weight in his swimsuit and then adds to his collection.
Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor - Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame's Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming's Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University's John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.