Hank Wise

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Hank Wise (born December 1967) is an American pool and open water swimmer, waterman, surfer, coach, and reigning King of the Catalina Channel from Long Beach, California, U.S.A. He sails, dives, paddles, kayaks, rows, body surfs and teaches in and about the waterways of Naples Island. He is married to celebrated artist Kristin Moro.

Open Water Swimming Highlights[edit]

Fastest Catalina Channel Crossings in History[edit]

1. 7:15 by Penny Lee Dean, USA, MC in September 1976
2. 7:26 by Grace van der Byl, USA, CM in October 2012
4. 7:46 by Pete Huisveld, USA, MC in August 1992
4. 7:41 by John York, USA, MC in September 1978 (first leg of a 2-way)
5. 7:44 by Karen Burton, USA, CM in October 1994
6. 7:55 by Hank Wise, USA, CM in October 2018
6. 8:05 by Todd Robinson, USA, CM in August 2009
8. 8:06:04 by Hank Wise, USA, CM in October 2010
9. 8:06:46 by Hank Wise, USA, MC in June 2015
10. 8:14 by Chad Hundeby, USA, CM in September 1994
11. 8:20 by Gemma Jensen, Australia, CM in August 2006
12. 8:26 by Jim McConica, USA, CM in October 1984
14. 8:28 by Rendy Lynn Opdycke, USA, CM in August 2008
14. 8:41 by John York, USA, MC in October 1966
15. 8:42 by John York, USA, CM in October 2000

Hank Wise In Catalina[edit]

Team Poseidon and Team Neptune[edit]

Wise coached Team Poseidon and Team Neptune on 20-21 September 2019 on a successful crossing of the 32.3 km Catalina Channel in a time of 9 hours 54 minutes and 9 hours 55 minutes.

WOWSA Live Interview[edit]


with Hank Wise, Lyle Nalli, Ted Bramble and Benjamin Landis

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