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Sunday, August 25, 2013
Linda Kaiser Honored In Hawaii
"It is such an honor to get in this Hall of Fame. Only 3 other women have ever gotten in and I am the first open water swimmer." But it was not only for her open water swimming between islands that qualified Kaiser as a waterwoman. "I was the first OC2 [outrigger canoe] to cross the Kaiwi Channel between Molokai and Oahu and I have also done some 6-man rowing and one-man paddling around the islands."
But the channel swimmer knows her roots with crossings of the 26-mile Kaiwi Channel (Molokai-Oahu), 8.8-mile Auau Channel (Maui-Lanai), 9.3-mile Kalohi Channel (Lanai-Molokai), 7-mile Alalakeiki Channel (Kahoolawe-Maui), 8.4-mile Pailolo Channel (Maui-Molokai), 17-mile Kaulakahi Channel (Kauai-Niihau), 17-mile Kealaikahiki Channel (Kahoolawe-Lanai), 32-mile Alenuihaha Channel (Hawaii-to-Maui), and the 72-mile Kaieiewaho Channel (Oahu-Kauai with a 6-person relay).
"I am so blessed to swim. I have met amazing people, seen incredible sights, and experienced amazing events all because I am in the water."
Others being inducted in the Hawaii Waterman's Hall of Fame are Steve Borowski (for swimming), Bill Smith (for swimming and ocean safety), Tommy Conner (for paddling), and China Uemura (for surfing).
For more information, visit the Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.
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