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Association Fees, Kayak Guides and Boat Captains

Jeff Kozlovich
Co-Founder KCA

Jeff Kozlovich has been  an Ocean Safety Lifeguard with the City & County of Honolulu, an Emergency Medical Technician, , an International Triathlon Coaching Association Certified Triathlon coach, and a World Open Water Swimming Association certified open water swimming coach.

He has traveled the world to support adventurers on the high seas including Penny Palfrey's solo marathon swims in the Kauai Channel and the Cayman Islands (Bridging The Cayman Islands, and Darren Miller's and Attila Mányoki's record-setting swim in the Molokai Channel. He has also supported many other swims in the Hawaiian Islands for Leahi Camacho, Bill Goding, Forrest Nelson, Quinn Carver, Brian Denaro, Tina Neill, Oliver Wilkinson, Jen Schumacher, Katie Benoit, Rohan More and Cameron Kieth, André Wiersig and many others including crossing  the Molokai Channel and Kaieiewaho Channels. He also paddled for Penny Palfrey during her Cuba to Florida swim attempt in 2012.

He is also the co-race director of the 28-mile (45 km) Ka'iwi Channel Swim between Oahu and Molokai in Hawaii, along with Steve Haumschild. He is an experienced surfer, hiker, backpacker and climber and likes to get to really really remote places.



For the Kaiwi Channe and the Maui Nui swiml here's how it works:

The KCA fee for solo and relay swims is $2000- payable when you book your swim.

This includes unlimited help planning and Certifying your swim as well as finding you an experienced boat and pilot and expert kayakers.


Its best to keep in mind that these swims are really more like an expedition. There are lots of crazy variables on both ends and of course in the middle. Our experienced guides are a valuable addition to your swim attempt. 



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Steve Haumschild
Co-Founder KCA

Steve Haumschild is a experienced professional expedition guide currently living in Kailua, Hawaii. He specializes in the planning, logistics and execution of a variety of different outdoor adventures from Channel swimming, Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Whitewater Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Mountain Climbing, Jungle Trekking, Surfing and just about any other adventure you can think of locally, nationally and internationally.

He has over 13 years of recorded professional experience from expedition leading, to guide training. He has performed rescues throughout the oceans and rivers of the world. Haumschild holds First Aid, CPR, National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR), Wilderness First Responder (inactive). He is one of few experienced escort kayakers for the Ka'iwi (Molokai) Channel.

He is also the co-race director with Jeff Kozlovich, of the 28-mile (45 km) Ka'iwi Channel Swim between the islands of Molokai and Oahu in Hawaii. He also helped escort Leahi Camacho across the Molokai Channel on 17 August 2013 as well as Kimberly ChambersPenny PalfreyDarren MillerKatie Benoit, and Beth French.

Boat and Captain


Going rate these days is about $5200 for Kaiwi and $6400 for the Maui Nui. This includes 3 kayakers



We know the few good boat captains really well and can get you set up with the best one for your swim. 

First step

Just send an email explaining who you are and when you want to do the swim  and we'll guide you from there.

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