Hank Wise Honored By Guinness World Records

Courtesy of WOWSA, Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach, California. Long Beach swimmer Hank Wise was honored by Guinness World Records for his 7 career Catalina Channel crossings – to date – at the WOWSA Ocean Fest held in Redondo Beach, California on October 5th. The King of the Catalina Channel has completed the following 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 Copyright © 2008 – 2019 by World Open Water Swimming Association