Swimming Across The Big Blue

Courtesy of Jeff Kozlovich, Kahoolawe, Hawaii.

The Kealaikahiki Channel is a body of water between the islands of Kahoolawe to Lanai in the state of Hawaii. It is rarely crossed.

Captain Sidney Akiona escorted software engineer Quinn Carver (10 hours 24 minutes) and retired U.S. Air Force pararescueman Bill Goding (10 hours 44 minutes) in April 2009 across the Kealaikahiki Channel from Kahoolawe to Lanai.

The duo followed Linda Kaiser, Laurie Foster, and Mike Spalding who pioneered this 17-mile crossing in 2005.

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