2017 English Channel swim

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Molokai Channel Swim....It's a go!

This evening my crew and I met with my boat pilot Michael Twigg-Smith and Kaiwi Channel coordinator Steve Haumschild.   Mike made the decision to start my swim attempt of Molokai Channel on Friday, May 19 at 5p.m. (Hawaii time zone).  In Maine the time will be 11pm Friday night (Eastern Time Zone).   Steve is coordinating all the logistics of transporting us to Molokai Island.   My swim will start from Molokai Island and I will swim across the channel to Oahu.  The distance is approximately 28 miles.  I will have a spot tracker activated the moment my swim starts.  Click on the link below to follow my swim.   The tracker will update my progess every 10 minutes.  Regardless of the outcome of my swim,  I will write a follow-up swim report  within 24 hours.  This will be my 6th swim of the Ocean Seven Challenge.  My crew is very well prepared for the challenges that I will be facing.  I can't thank them enough for taking the time out of their busy schedule to come and crew for me.    Also, I would like to thank my husband Jim and children Sarah and Tom for their ongoing love and support of my marathon swim adventures. http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0czIGEGQx5pYenRzzLvOnJqSr7iYxDhY1

13 comments:

Paula said...

Hip hip horray!

Leftmaine said...

You are my hero! Stay safe and swim away! You are amazing and I can't grasp how you do it. I've already begun praying for you.

docshock said...

YAY YAY Pat. Go for it. I hope the wind and wave and weather gods are on smiling upon you. Have a great swim
out there. So beautiful!

BC11 Friends said...

You go Pat!!!!! We send you positive thought, great energy, and wishes for a successful swim! Our hearts are with you!

Unknown said...

You are an inspiration to us all!! If any determined person can do it, it's you!!! I believe in you and I know a lot of other people have you in their thoughts!! You got this Aunt Patty!! Love Tara

pat said...

Thank you everyone for your wonderful supportive comments. It's very much appreciated.

Ron and Yumi Dearth said...

Alohoa Pat,
May Kanaloa, the Hawaiian god of the ocean, protect you on your swim and fill your spirit with strength and peace!
Ron and Yumi

Robyn Beeler-Nichols said...

I have been following you/tracker and it appears that you are doing great!!!!!! I love you!!! Keep on rocking it!!!!!! I will follow you throughout the day!!!!!!!!!
Xoxoxo,

Robyn
P.S. Hiker says "DOG PADDLE!!!"

Robyn Beeler-Nichols said...

You are almost on shore!!!!! You have this!!!!! You have worked hard for this and you rocked it!!!!!!!

Dave Cyr said...

Go pat!
We're rooting for you at OTFC
Dave

BC11 Friends said...

You are amazing!!!!!! BC11 Friends are smiling!!

Turra Gorman said...

As I said, Maine's Swimming Mermaid.

Anonymous said...

Pat, you have a new friend following you. I'm 62 and training to do the English channel solo on my 65th birthday. I did it as part of a relay on my 60th, had the time of my life. I'll be watching for updates
Pete Gillis. From Boston, living in Seattle