Courtesy of Alton Motobu, Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.

Phoebe Hines, an Australian who swims for the University of Hawaii, joined an illustrious list of women who were the first overall finishers in the Double Roughwater Swim in Honolulu, Hawaii: Kailu Chun (1981 and 1982), Kari Lydersen (1995), Cherelle Osteringer (2014) and Haley Chasin (2017).

Hines finished the 7 km race in 1 hour 30 minutes 38 seconds, breaking the women’s record by Osteringer set in 2014.

Formally known as the Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitation Rough-H2O Swim, the Double Roughwater is a course along the Waikiki Roughwater Swim.

Final Results:
1. Phoebe Hines (20) 1:30.4
2. Rick Heltzel (61) 1:37.3
3. Ayman Andrews (27) 1:42.1
3. Sandie Easton (49) 1:42.1
5. Rachel Randall (26) 1:44.1
6. Skylar Webb (16) 1:49.4

7. Joe Lileikis (55) 1:51.1
8. Scott Lautman (65) 1:53.4
9. Paul Towers (42) 1:53.6

10. Alex Webb (51) 1:54.3

11. Steven Minaglia (45) 1:54.5

12. Haley Chasin (21) 1:55.2

13. Craig Taylor (65) 2:00.2

14. Deb Merwick (50) 2:01.2

15. Candes Gentry (41) 2:01.3

16. Nicole Forelli (55) 2:02.4

17. Allison Hilgers (40) 2:04.0

18. Kevin Hause (48) 2:04.2

19. John Svenstrup (56) 2:04.4

20. Jerelyn Watanabe (49) 2:07.1

21. Diane Corn (59) 2:09.5

22. Uli Klinke (74) 2:11.2

23. Lawrence Creswell (56) 2:12.0
24. Laurie Foster (62) 2:12.5

25. Kelly Love-Abel (40) 2:13.1

26. Duane Zitta (37) 2:13.3

27. Denise Webb (57) 2:14.1

28. Mark Tan (51) 2:14.3

29. Mike Abbott (59) 2:17.3

30. Wade Garlin (41) 2:17.5
31. Kelly Quin (43) 2:20.3

32. David Sanders (53) 2:24.2

33. Michelle Aitro (46) 2:29.2

34. Alton Motobu (67) 2:30.5

35. Kim Burnett (42) 2:39.3

36. Joy Secritario (54) 2:54.1

37. Jane Kirton (75) 3:08.5

38. Larry Inouye (58) 3:12.2

Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swim Data, 1981-2018

Most Overall First Place Finishes:

* Rick Heltzel 13

* John Flanagan 3
* Bill Goding 2
* Kaili Chun 2
* Richard Wells 2

Women Who Finished First Overall:

* Phoebe Hines 2018

* Haley Chasin 2017

* Cherelle Osteringer 2014

* Kari Lydersen 1995

* Kaili Chun 1981 and 1982

Fastest Winning Times:

1. Greg Streppel, 1990 1:24:44

2. Richard Wells, 1983 1:25:19

3. Rick Heltzel, 1989 1:26:55

4. Richard Wells, 1984 1:29:14
5. Chris Moore, 1986 1:29:45

Fastest Women’s Times:

* Phoebe Hines, 2018 1:30:38 (1st overall)

* Cherelle Osteringer, 2014 1:30:43 (1st overall)

* Kari Lydersen, 1993 1:34:10

* Haley Chasin, 2017 1:34:40 (1st overall)
* Cherelle Osteringer, 2016 1:35:09

Slowest Winning Times:

* Paul Herbert, 1996 1:52:15

* Bill Goding, 2001 1:46:59

* Rick Heltzel, 2011 1:45:48

* Bill Goding, 2006 1:44:13

* Dean Walter, 1988 1:43:40

Closest Margin of Victory:

* Men, 1993: Sergio Chiarandini, 1st in 1:30:03 vs. Rick Heltzel, 2nd in 1:30:09

* Women, 2009: Kathryn Taylor, 1st in 1:45:25 vs. Gail Grabowsky, 2nd in 1:45:42

Women’s Division: Most Firsts:

* Gail Grabowsky 6

* Kaili Chun 3
* Cherelle Osteringer 2
* Victoria West 2
* Nicole Hagi 2
* Kari Lydersen 2

* Carol Lee-Heltzel 2

Most 1st Place in Age Group:

* Rick Heltzel 27

* Gail Grabowsky 17

* Laurie Foster 15

* Linda Kaiser 14

* Ernie Leskovitz 11

* Bill Goding 10

* Diane Stowell 9

* Ray Taft 8

* Andrea Woods 8

Youngest First Overall Finisher:

* Kaili Chun, 19 years in 1981

* Dean Walter, 19 years in 1988
* Paul Herbert, 19 years in 1996

Oldest First Overall Finisher:

* Rick Heltzel, 54 years in 2011

* Bill Goding, 53 years 2006

Youngest Finisher:

* Nicole Hagi, 13 years in 2002

* Nicole Jackson, 13 years in 1984

Oldest Finisher:

* Men: Gene Grounds, 81 years in 2017

* Women: Jane Kirton, 75 years in 2018

Ultra-Endurance Award (longest swim times):

* Men: Michael Wong, 2010 in 3:55:05

* Women: Claudia Fujinaga, 1984 in 4:29:10

Top Ten Most Finishes (all-time):

1. Alton Motobu and Rick Heltzel* 28

3. Jim Anderson 25

4. Laurie Foster 21

5. Uli Klinke 18

6. Linda Kaiser and Gail Grabowsky 17

8. Carl Kawauchi 12

9. Ernie Leskovitz and Bill Goding 11

* Heltzel has 27 finishes in this race; in 2006 he swam the same course (plus an extra 3 km ) on the same date as part of the US Olympic 10K Trials Qualifying event – for a total of 28 swims

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