Michael Twigg-Smith, David Harvey, Mark Hamilton Talk About Channel Swimming On WOWSA Live

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Michael Twigg-Smith, David Harvey, and Mark Hamilton in the North Channel are seamen extraordinaire and experienced channel swimming escort pilots.

Twigg-Smith escorts swimmers across the 42 km Molokai Channel between the islands of Oahu and Molokai, Harvey escorts swimmers for the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation across the 32.3 km Catalina Channel between Santa Catalina Island and the mainland of Southern California, and Hamilton observes and pilots swimmers for the North Channel Swimming Association across the North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The mariners talked about the joys, challenges, difficulties and marine life in their respective waters on today’s WOWSA Live with host Steven Munatones. They described the following with co-hosts Antonio Argüelles and Steven Munatones:

* Argüelles’ stories included in The Forever Swim about the Molokai Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel and Catalina Channel
* crossings of the North Channel with Hamilton and Quinton Nelson with blooms of jellyfish
* crossing of the Molokai Channel with Twigg-Smith
* crossing of the Catalina Channel with Harvey when currents and swells change aboard the 65-foot Pacific Star (shown above)
* swimmer’s trust of the pilots and with their escort crews and kayakers
* Quinton Nelson and his 1988 crossing with Margaret Kidd
* the influence of Mickey Pittman, John Pittman aboard the Outrider
* characteristics of ideal crew members

For more information about the North Channel Swimming Association, visit visit northchannelswimming.com. For more information about the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, visit swimcatalina.org. For more information about the Molokai Channel, visit kaiwichannelassociation.com.

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