Carol Lee Heltzel is an accomplished open water swimmer
and coach. She completed two channels of the Oceans Seven
: the Catalina Channel
and the English Channel
. She represented the United States at the USA Long Distance International Championships
in the Catalina Channel
She also founded the Hawaiian Channel Swim Association in 1984.
Breiter is an open water swimming coach who will guide Nejib Belhedi across the Bering Strait in August 2013.