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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Half Century Club In The Strait Of Gibraltar

The English Channel has its Half Century Club, a group of swimmers who have successfully crossed the English Channel past their 50th birthday. The Cook Strait, the Molokai Channel and the Catalina Channel also have their own Half Century Clubs.

The Strait of Gibraltar's Half Century Club includes 32 swimmers who have found the Fountain of Youth somewhere between the European continent and the African continent between Spain and Morocco.

1. Daniel Eulogio Carpio Massiotti (Peru), 77, Cruces in 7:34 in 1987
2. Graham Johnston (USA), 74, Sainar Point in 5:09 in 2005
3. Dr. Euler Konrad Paul Herbert (Germany), 74, Jaar Point in 4:09 in 2009
4. Carol Pollock Sing (USA), 64, Sainar Point in 5:27 in 2005
5. Vincent Herring (USA), 64, Almansa Point in 4:08 in 2007
6. Niels Otto Thaning (South Africa), 63, Ahmiar Point in 4:00 in 2004
7. Vito Bialla (USA), 61, Leona Point in 5:41 in 2010
8. Patricia Gallant-Charette (USA), 59, Pta Marsa in 3:28 in 2010
9. Shane Richard Collins (Canada), 57, Sainar Point in 4:37 in 2007
10. Alain Gabriel Lucien Levy (Brazil), 57, Marsa Point in 6:12 in 2008
11. Charles Winne Van Zandt (USA), 56, Cires Point in 5:35 in 2003
12. Nigel Cones (South Africa), 55, Almansa in 4:57 in 2010
13. Adolfo Horacio Barbich (Argentina), 54, Bergenati in 8:51 in 1978
14. Mark Andrew Lautman (USA), 54, Cires Point in 5:35 in 2003
15. Tom Hecker (USA), 54, Cires Point in 3:40 in 2006
16. Jack Michael Robertson (USA), 53, Benzú in 5:45 in 2003
17. Jorge Luis Rikarday Flores (Mexico), 53, Almina Point in 6:05 in 2004
18. Anthony Edward Sellmeyer (South Africa), 53, Ahmiar Point in 4:00 in 2004
19. Jamshid Khajavi (Iran/USA), 53, Leona Point in 3:30 in 2005
20. Bernard Raymond Stone (Great Britain), 53, Almansa in 3:51 in 2010
21. Trevor Colman (Great Britain), 52, Leona Point in 4:55 in 2005
22. Kirsten Franke (Germany), 52, Leona Point in 5:24 in 2009
23. Chris Palfrey (Australia), 52, Ahmiar Point in 3:59 in 2010
24. Arturo Alonso Perrote (Spain), 52, Benzú in 4:13 in 2010
25. Kevin Murphy (Great Britain), 51, Cires Point in 5:18 in 2000
26. Haan Richard (Czech Republic), 51, Lanchones in 5:35 in 2000
27. Scott Mathew Lautman (USA), 51, Cires Point in 4:16 in 2003
28. Pedro Rosso (Argentina), 51, Leona Point in 5:07 in 2007
29. Paulo de Andrade Maia (Brazil), 51, New Tanger Port in 7:33 in 2008
30. Salomón Jauli Dávila (Mexico), 50, Perejil Island in 7:02 in 1998
31. Jamshid Khajavi (Iran/USA), 50, Benzú in 5:45 in 2003
32. Sophia Psilolignou (Greece), 50, Almansa in 4:36 in 2010

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