Ian Emberson of Kauai, Hawaii is one of the early pioneers of endurance sports and a long-time ocean swimmer and triathlete. He was one of the first people to compete the Hawaiian Ironman. He was one of the first people as a member of the Waikiki Swim Club to be consulted about and envisioned the Ironman triathlon as it is now know.
As a swimmer and long-time resident of Hawaii, he also successfully crossed the Molokai Channel (Kaiwi Channel) in 1979 together with Michael Miller and was among the first swimmers in the Waikiki Roughwater Swim in the 1970's. He is also the co-race director of the Maui Channel Swim as well as the founder of Maui 'Aumākua 2.4 Mile Swim.
- List of Hawaiian Islands Channel Swimmers
- Long List of Hawaii Channel Swimmers
- Mackenzie Miller Makes Molokai
- Early Days of the Waikiki Roughwater Swim
- Russia vs Australia in the Maui Channel Swim
- The Molokai Channel Archives
- Maui Channel Swim
- Highlights And History Of the Ka'iwi Channel
- Maintaining The Mission Of The Waikiki Roughwater Swim
- The Vision And Early History Of The Maui Channel Swim
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Swimming On A Kona Day