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Alton Motobu

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Alton Motobu (born in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois) is a 68-year-old American ocean swimmer from Aiea, Hawaii.

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He graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa (BA). The US Army veteran is employed as an Information Technology Analyst at the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services

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Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame Induction[edit]

Alton Motobu was born (1950) in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Hawaii. He graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa (BA), and is employed as an Information Technology Analyst at the State of Hawaii Department of Accounting and General Services. He is a member of Waikiki Swim Club (WSC), and on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Swimming Legacy Project. For WSC, he has served as Vice President for Race Operations, as Race Director, and since 2002 has been Finish Area Facility Coordinator for WSC-sponsored ocean races (11 per year). He has won the WSC Spirit of the Humu award (for volunteerism) twice, and the Humu Cup (most points scored in WSC races) four times. For the Hawaii Swimming Legacy Project, he has served as member and as Chairman of the Ocean and Channel Swimming Advisory Board; and as Legacy Project Secretary to the present. He is a Water Safety Instructor for the Hawaii Red Cross, was a member of the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America and a Scoutmaster, where he taught swimming, lifeguarding, and personal fitness. Motobu has completed 6 Hawaii channel crossings (including the first crossing of Alalakeiki Channel), has swum the Waikiki Roughwater Swim 35 times, the Double Roughwater Swim 26 times, and continues to compete regularly in all the Oahu ocean swim and biathlon races.

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