Chris Shoup is a 55-year-old American pool and open water swimmer. The former American Marine is formerly from Pearl Harbor in the State of Hawaii and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Pool Swimming Career
- Shoup started competitive swimming at Concord High School in 1976 in Indiana
Open Water Swimming Career
- Shoup continued swimming at Indiana State University where he helped set a world record for a 20-man 100-mile relay in 21 hours 41 minutes.
- Shoup became the first person to complete a crossing of Lake Lanier in Georgia in 2012.
- Shoup did biathlons, triathlons and open water swimming events in Hawaii including the Maui Channel Swim.
- Shoup's channel swimming goal is to swim between the big island of Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Lanai and Molokai.
- Shoup attempted a solo crossing of the 72-mile (115.8 km) Kaieiewaho Channel between Oahu and Kauai on 23 June 2017, but was pulled after 8 hours by his escort pilot Matt Buckman.