From Openwaterpediaopen water swimmer who won national open water swimming championships and represented the United States in international competitions including the 1984 USA Long Distance International Championships. He swam collegiately at Florida State University and spent a career as a pilot and flying instructor with the U.S. Air Force.
English Channel Relay Record
Wilkerson remains one of the English Channel relay record-holders along with Chad Hundeby, Martha Jahn, Karen Burton, Dirk Bouma, and Sid Cassidy. The USA Swimming national open water team members set three English Channel relay records: 6 hours 52 minutes on their first leg (England-to-France), 7 hours 26 minutes on their second leg (France-to-England), and the fastest overall and fastest 2-way relay (England-to-France-to-England) in 14 hours 18 minutes in 1990. The team was coached by Penny Dean and John York.