Bill Goding is an accomplished open water swimmer and retired Air Force Pararescueman and Lifeguard from Honolulu, Hawaii. At the age of 53 in 2006, he successfully completed the Kaiwi Channel
(27 miles) from Molokai to Oahu to join the Half Century Club
. He also has crossed the Auau Channel
(Lanai to Maui - 9 miles) a total of 14 times, the Palilolo Channel
(Maui to Molokai - 8 miles), the Kealaikahiki Channel
(Kahoolawe to Lanai - 17 miles), and the Kaulakahi Channel
(Kauai to Niihau - 17 miles) twice. He has also paddled for Penny Palfrey
in the Kaieiewaho Channel
and for other channel swimmers over the years. He has also won two times and participated in numerous 7 km Hawaiian Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough-H2O Swims
over the years.
Goding also created a comprehensive online resource for crossing the Molokai Channel, together with Linda Kaiser.