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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Half Century Club In The Catalina Channel

The English Channel has its Half Century Club, an exclusive group of individuals who have successfully crossed the English Channel past their 50th birthday. The Strait of Gibraltar also has its own Half Century Club as does the Cook Strait and Molokai Channel.

In the Pacific Ocean, the Catalina Channel has its own Half Century Club, 25 swimmers who have found the Fountain of Youth somewhere between Santa Catalina Island and the California mainland.

1. Bob West (USA), 62, CM in 15:49 in 1998
2. Gary Greenwood (USA), 62, CM in 13:08 in 2004
3. Tom Hecker (USA), 57 in 10:45 in 2009
4. Richard Knepper (USA), 56, MC in 11:56 in 2005
5. Barbara Held (USA), 56, CM in 9:36 in 2010
6. Carol Sing (USA), 55, CM in 10:38 in 1997
7. Bill Hoehn (USA), 55, CM in 12:57 in 2005
8. Kevin Murphy (Great Britain), 54, CM in 15:23 in 2003
9. Nick Almos-Lau (Mexico), 53, CM in 12:40 in 1999
10. James Fitzpatrick (USA), 53, CM in 14:59 in 2008 (to Newport Beach)
11. Jim McConica (USA), 53, CM in 10:19 in 2004
12. David Cooper (USA), 52, CM in 13:19 in 2005
13. Dan Richards (USA), 52, CM in 10:10 2008
14. Alan Bell (USA), 51, CM in 9:28 in 2001
15. Chris Palfrey (Australia), 51, CM in 10:30 in 2009
16. Lynn Kubasek (USA), 51, CM in 15:53 in 2009
17. Daniel Robinson (USA), 51, CM in 9:57 in 2008
18. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico), 50, CM in 10:25 in 2009
19. William Newbern (USA), 50, CM in 12:48 in 2005
20. Ray Meltvedt (USA), 50, CM in 15:25 in 2010
21. Suzie Dods (USA), 50, CM in 18:36 in 2010
22. Dale Petranech (USA), 50, CM in 13:28 in 1985
23. John Hill (USA), 50, CM in 19:15 in 1985
24. Frank Reynolds (USA), 50, CM in 10:34 in 1987
25. Jim Barber (USA), 50, CM in 8:43 in 2010

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