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World Marathon Swimming Records (in the PACIFIC) The list below is only a short list of the marathon swimming records over 10 kilometers – all done without wetsuits and according to traditional English Channel swimming rules. With over 70% of the Earth covered in water, the number of records and locations to swim are numerous and potentially endless. If you know of additional records or new records that have been set in the Pacific Ocean, 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 (26 miles) 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 (9.6 miles) 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 10 miles) First Male Kalohi Channel Crossing from Lanai to Molokai: Bob Justman (USA), 1978 (10 miles) 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), Ulrich Klinke and Alton Motobu, 1992 (7.5 miles) First Alalakeiki Channel Crossing from Maui to Kahoolawe: Mike Spalding (USA), (7.5 miles) 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), 30 November 1990, 4:47 (11 miles) First Pailolo Channel Crossing from Molokai to Maui: Carl Kawauchi (USA) 1993 First Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Harry Huffaker (USA), 1970 First Female Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Penny Palfrey (Australia),
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2009, 14:51 Fastest Alenuihaha Channel Crossing from Hawaii to Maui: Penny Palfrey (Australia), 2009, 14:51 First 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, Laurie Foster and Mike Spalding (USA), 11 September 2005, 11:53 (18.5 miles)

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