Dave Whyte from Great Britain was inducted as an Honoree Pilot in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2007.
Whyte piloted the first six-way English Channel relay that took 61 hours and 27 minutes. He retired after 22 years of piloting 305 English Channel swimmers from 32 different countries. He piloted a breaststroke solo in 23 hours and 55 minutes and a number of disabled swimmers, paraplegic and multi-amputees, on both solo and relay swims. He has piloted Eric Johnson on his France-to-England record in 1985 and both Michael Read and Kevin Murphy when they achieved their respective King of the Channel® successes.