Hank Wise To Be Honored By Guinness World Records
While he undoubtedly will finish his marathon swimming career with additional solo Catalina Channel crossings, local Long Beach swimmer Hank Wise will be honored for his 7 career Catalina Channel crossings to date on October 5th.
The King of the Catalina Channel, whose crossings have all been ratified by Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, will be recognized by the Guinness World Records at the 2019 WOWSA Ocean Fest held in Redondo Beach, California on October 5th.
Hank Wise Catalina Channel Crossings To Date:
#1 Solo: October 2010 from Catalina Island to the mainland in 8 hours 7 minutes 3 seconds at the age of 42
#2 Solo: June 2015 from the mainland to Catalina Island in 8 hours 7 minutes 37 minutes at the age of 47
#1 Relay: October 2011, part of the record-setting Long Beach Swim Focus Catalina Relay in 6 hours 53 minutes 4 seconds
#3 Solo: October 2015 from Catalina Island to the mainland in 10 hours 56 minutes 44 minutes at the age of 47
#4 Solo: November 2016 from Catalina Island to the mainland in 8 hours 20 minutes 10 seconds at the age of 48
#5 Solo: October 2017 from Catalina Island to the mainland in 10 hours 14 minutes at the age of 49
#6 Solo: November 2017 from the mainland to Catalina Island in 10 hours 1 minute at the age of 49
#7 Solo: October 2018 from Catalina Island to the mainland in 7 hours 55 minutes 6 seconds at the age of 50
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