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World Marathon Swimming Records in the Pacific

World Marathon Swimming Records in the Pacific

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Published by Steven Munatones
A list of world marathon swimming records currently recognized in the Pacific Ocean, including Oceania.

For more information on open water swimming, visit
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A list of world marathon swimming records currently recognized in the Pacific Ocean, including Oceania.

For more information on open water swimming, visit
http://www.openwatersource.com
http://www.imshof.org
http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com

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Published by: Steven Munatones on Feb 20, 2011
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World Marathon Swimming Records In The Pacific
 
The list below is a list of the marathon swimming records over 10 kilometers in the PacificOcean, including Oceania – done without wetsuits and according to traditional EnglishChannel swimming rules. With over 70% of the Earth covered in water, the number of recordsand locations to swim are numerous and potentially endless.
 
If you know of additional records or new records that have been set anywhere in the world,please email the name of the world record holder, their country, date (month, day and year),location, distance and official time to Open Water Source.
Hawaiian Island Channels (Hawaii, U.S.A.)
First Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel Crossing from Molokai to Oahu: Keo Nakama (USA), 1961 (26miles)First Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel Crossing from Oahu to Molokai: Harry Huffaker (USA), 1972(26 miles)First Female Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel Crossing from Oahu to Molokai: Robin Isayama (USA),1994 (26 miles)Fastest Kaiwi (Molokai) Channel Crossing from Oahu to Molokai: Chris Palfrey (Australia),April 2010, 12:53 (26 miles)First Auau Channel (Maui Channel) Crossing from Maui to Lanai: Jim Caldwell (USA), 1970(9.6 miles)First Female Auau Channel (Maui Channel) Crossing from Maui to Lanai: Judy Collins (USA),1977 (9.6 miles)First Auau Channel (Maui Channel) Crossing from Lanai to Maui: Doug Rice (USA), 1977 (9.6miles)First Double Auau Channel (Maui Channel) Crossing from Maui-Lanai-Maui: Peter Attia(USA), 2008 (19.2 miles)First Female Kalohi Channel Crossing from Lanai to Molokai: Jody Pollack (USA), 1978 10miles)First Male Kalohi Channel Crossing from Lanai to Molokai: Bob Justman (USA), 1978 (10miles)First Kalohi Channel Crossing from Molokai to Lanai: Harry Huffaker (USA), 1989 (10 miles)First Alalakeiki Channel Crossing from Kahoolawe to Maui: Carl Kawauchi (USA), UlrichKlinke and Alton Motobu, 1992 (7.5 miles)First Alalakeiki Channel Crossing from Maui to Kahoolawe: Mike Spalding (USA), (7.5 miles)
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First Alalakeiki Channel Crossing from Maui to Kahoolawe: Linda Kaiser (USA), 14 April 2001,3:30 (7.5 miles)First Pailolo Channel Crossing from Maui to Molokai: Jim Caldwell (USA), 1973 (11 miles)First Female Pailolo Channel Crossing from Maui to Molokai: Linda Kaiser (USA), 30November 1990, 4:47 (11 miles)First Pailolo Channel Crossing from Molokai to Maui: Carl Kawauchi (USA) 1993First Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Harry Huffaker (USA), 1970First Female Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Penny Palfrey (Australia),2009, 14:51Fastest Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Penny Palfrey (Australia), 2009,14:51First Kaulakahi Channel Relay Crossing from Kauai to Niihau: Linda Kaiser, Laurie Foster,Mike Spalding and Tom Robinson (USA), 20 July 2003, 10:45 (17.5 miles)First Kealaikahiki Channel Relay Crossing from Kahoolawe to Lanai: Linda Kaiser, LaurieFoster and Mike Spalding (USA), 11 September 2005, 11:53 (18.5 miles)
 
Cook Strait (16 nautical miles between North and South Islands in New Zealand)
First Man: Barry Devonport (New Zealand), 1963, 11:20First Woman: Lynne Cox (USA), 1975, 12:07First Male Double Crossing: Philip Rush (New Zealand), 1984, 16:16Fastest Male Double Crossing: Philip Rush (New Zealand), 1984, 16:16First Female Double Crossing: Meda McKenzie (New Zealand), 1984, 23:06Fastest Single Crossing: Casey Glover (New Zealand), 2008, 4:37Fastest Crossing South Island – North Island: Denise Anderson (New Zealand), 1986, 5:04Fastest Female Crossing North Island – South Island: Tammy van Wisse (Australia), 10March 1999, 6:49Oldest Female Crossing: 55-year-old Pamela Dickson (New Zealand), 2009, 9:23:10Oldest Male Crossing: 53-year-old Scott Coleman (USA), 2007, 10:27:32Youngest Female Crossing: 13-year-old Stephanie Bennington (New Zealand), 2007, 8:10:35Youngest Male Crossing: 11-year-old Aditya Raut (India), 2005, 9:09
 
Lake Taupo (42K, New Zealand)
First Crossing: Philip Rush (New Zealand), 1985, 10:14Fastest Crossing: Philip Rush (New Zealand), 1985, 10:14
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Fastest Double Crossing (84K): Philip Rush (New Zealand), 1985, 23:06Oldest Female Crossing: 56-year-old Pamela Dickson (New Zealand), 18 February 2011,13:56
 
Rottnest Channel (19.7K, Western Australia)
First Crossing: Gerd von Dincklage-Schulenburg (Australia), 24 January 1956, 9:45First Female Crossing: Lesley Meaney (nee Cherriman) (Great Britain), 13 April 1969, 9:35Fastest Male Crossing: Mark Saliba (Australia), 2000, 4:00:15Fastest Female Crossing (to Natural Jetty): Tamara Bruce (Australia), 1993, 4:10.03Fastest Female Crossing (to Thomson Bay): Bronwyn Whitehead (Australia), 2000, 4:25:53Oldest Crossing: 76.99 year old Dieter Loeliger (Australia), 1996, 9:21.18Oldest Female Crossing: 65.38 year old Carrol Wannell (Australi), 2009, 8:19.08First Male Double Crossing: Peter Tanham (Australia), 1991, 14:08.05First Female Double Crossing: Barbara Pellick (Australia), 1994, 12:06.12Youngest Male Crossing: 13 year old V. Kutraleeshwaran (India), 1994, 5:49.56Youngest Female Crossing: 13 year old Jessica Walker (Australia), 2003, 7:57.32First Backstroke Crossing: Hamish Osborne (Australia), 2005, 7:22.20First Breaststroke Crossing: Ian Wallace (Australia), 2001, 9:29.37First Butterfly Crossing: Philip Martin (Australia), 2001, 9:45.07Most Crossings by Male: 23 by Peter Tanham (Australia)Most Crossings by Female: 23 by Barbara Pellick (Australia)
 
Fiji Swims (19K, Fiji)
Fastest Crossing from Viti Levu (main island) to Beachcomber Island: Michael Sheils(Australia), 2010, 3:46
 
Sydney Heads (15K in Australia)
First Swim: Lewis Pugh (Great Britain), January 2006, 6:01
 
Green Island to Cairns (20 miles in Australia)
First Swim: Eddie Lovelock (Australia), November 1977, 8:33:10Fastest Swim: Chris Palfrey (Australia), 14 November 2010, 7:54:53
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