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72-mile Kaieiewaho Channel Relay Swim – News

November 26, 2010

When most people go on a family vacation, they take the time to relax.  I seem to find a way to turn it into a swim.  I’m guessing most of you aren’t surprised.  The first 3 days of the Macy Family Thanksgiving holiday, I spent it out in the 72 mile Kaieiewaho Channel with 5 other bad ass swimmers and 6 fabulous crew members.  Here is some news from the latest adventure.  I promise to write more about the encounter after I do come out of vacation mode.

The Daily News of Open Water Swimming article: http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com/2010/11/courageously-swimming-together-to-kauai.html

KHNL – NBC News Interviews of one of our team members – Off to the right on both pages is the video. 

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13569782 
 
http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=13569987

And if you are wondering, I have been tattooed by the jellies and Portuguese Man-of-War from this swim from my neck and arms all the way down to my ankles.

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3 Responses to “72-mile Kaieiewaho Channel Relay Swim – News”

  1. Sarah Schneiderman says:

    Wow. You earned your turkey dinner and then some! I'm so glad to hear you had a positive swim experience in Hawaii despite the jelly fish and man-o-war stings.

  2. Did anyone take photographs of your jellyfish and Portguese Man-o-War wounds?  When did you encounter the marine life?  Penny hit the Portuguese Man-o-War at the same time – a little after dusk.  Both times, when she was pulled from the water, she went into convulsions and her screams were painful to hear.  How did you all deal with the pain and discomfort over two days?  Also, at what point did you switch from 60-minute legs to 30-minute legs?  How far into the swim was it in terms of distance or time?

  3. Barb Pellick says:

    Cooooool… Way to go team.!!!

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