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Goding Is Golden

Bill Goding has always lent a helping hand. Whether it is mainland visitors to Hawaii or a foreign marathon swimmer attempting to swim between islands, Goding has always ben willing to help. A true waterman [...]

Aloha From One Island To Another

It was an unusual year in the Hawaiian islands. There were 17 channel attempts and 17 successes. It is an unusual year with a 100% success rate. The success probably had several factors working in [...]

Follow Me…Escort Pilots On The High Seas

Escort pilots are the umbilical cord between the open water swimmer and safety. Without them, swimmers literally could not swim (straight) from Point A to Point B. They are the selfless, professional guides of the [...]

Swimming From Island To Island In Hawaii

The Hawaiian Channel Swim Association (HCSA) is a volunteer-run channel swimming governing body formed in 1984 by Carol Lee Heltzel. The HCSA was established to recognize individuals who have successfully swum across the 9 major [...]

A Long List Of Hawaii Channel Swimmers

There are nine main channels between the largest islands in the state of Hawaii. Eight of which have been successfully crossed by solo swimmers with one giant channel remaining and more and more marathon swimmers [...]

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