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The Kaieiewaho Channel – USMS article

January 4, 2011

The USMS website did a nice write up about our swim so I thought I would share.

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The Kaieiewaho Channel – Maui News Article

December 12, 2010

This is a great article that focuses on Mike Spalding's view of the swim. 


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The Kaieiewaho Channel – The video

December 9, 2010

Here is a video that was put together by one of our team members kids.  It gives a great show of the boat life and the support we had for each other.

I hope that you all enjoy it.

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The Kaieiewaho Channel – Part 4 of 4 – The final tribute.

December 6, 2010

All of us ended up swimming 7 – 8.5 hours depending on rotations.  That leaves a lot of time on the boat to get to know your teammates. And get to know each other we did.   (more…)

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The Kaieiewaho Channel – Part 3 of 4 – The swim

December 6, 2010

After traditions and spirits were honored and asked for safety and guidance, it was our job to get down to business.   (more…)

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The Kaieiewaho Channel – Part 2 of 4 – Honoring traditions

December 6, 2010

It is important to honor traditions when heading out on any swim or adventure.  I know that I always offer up a little prayer before the start of a swim and at the end.  On this swim, we were blessed to have many people who knew how to honor the Hawaiian gods, spirits, ancestors and energies.   (more…)

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The Kaieiewaho Channel – Part 1 of 4 – The lead up to the swim

December 6, 2010

The Kaieiewaho Channel is 72 miles of some of the best the ocean has to throw at you.  It can have big water, big fish, big currents and tides.  Pretty much everything can be big and hairy.  It is not something that I ever looked at and thought "Hey, wouldn't that be FUN to swim!"  Nope that thought never crossed my mind.  I was content to watch the deepest truest blue beauty of the Pacific ocean through the tiny plane window as I flew from Honolulu to Lihue.  Then over 3 years ago, I was bit by the marathon swimming bug and my life changed completely.   This gift has provided me with some of the most rewarding experiences of my life and the Kaieiewaho Channel is another blessing.   (more…)

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More Kaieiewaho Channel Relay news

December 1, 2010

Another article recently was written in the Kauai Garden Island newspaper and can be seen here:

Yes I know I'm due to write my own account and I promise it is coming!

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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:

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

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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