Hawaii’s Ka’iwi Channel
In July 2016, A Long Swim dedicated themselves to swim Hawaii’s Ka’iwi Channel between the islands of Molokai and Oahu. Most of us refer to it as the Molokai Channel, but in native Hawaiian, it is called the Ka’iwi Channel (pronounced “kah-EE-vee”) and translates to the “Channel of Bones.” All in the name of ALS research.
Only a few successful swims
The Ka’iwi Channel has only been successfully swum by 35 solo swimmers. That’s one of the reasons that it is
not as well-known (or as well-publicized) as, say, the English Channel, which has been successfully
completed by some 1,300 swimmers.
To keep it all in perspective, about 5,000 mountaineers have summited Mt. Everest.