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Friday, August 24, 2012

Chris Green To Be Honoured On The RMS Queen Mary

Chris Green will be formally inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.

His illustrious career and selfless acts of volunteerism will be celebrated on September 22nd as part of the Global Open Water Swimming Conference. Over the course of his 4-decade career. Green has participated in marathon swims since 1969 as a competitor, administrator, innovator and pioneer.

Green has completed swims across all 16 lakes in the Lake District in 2000 and completed 74 crossings of Lake Coniston near where he lives. His perspective is fundamentally a marathoner: He doesn’t do yardage, he crosses lakes and if he’s feeling challenged he will do a double.

His swims include 50 Morecambe Bay crossings (Blackpool, England), 23 Windermere crossings, Strait of Gibraltar (cage swim), Florida Strait (32 miles before being aborted), River Tay (Scotland), Loch Earn (Scotland), Walney Island (26 miles), 12 English Channel relays, Lough Neagh (Ireland), Lake Zurich (Switzerland), Capri-Napoli, Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (1995 9:14:19, 1994 9:47:55, 1993 9:36:24, 1992 8:44:00, 1991 9:16:02, 1990 9:08:56, 1989 9:21:56, 1989 10:05:00, 1988 9:40:00, 1988 9:24:22, 1987 7:29:00, 1987 9:01:02, 1986 9:10:21), Venice International 10-mile Swim, Sea of Galilee (Israel), Maui Channel (Hawaii), and Seal Beach (California). He has also swum in San Francisco Bay (9 miles), 2-way Waikiki Beach in Honolulu (Hawaii), Swim Around Key West (Florida), Middle Florida Keys – Sombrero Key to Alligator Reef (35 miles), Fort Lauderdale International (10 miles), Robben Island to Big Bay (Cape Town, South Africa), and Great Sound (Bermuda).

Green has also served in various administrative capacities with the Warrington Dolphins Long Distance Swimming Club (1975-1985), Howe Bridge Marlins Long Distance Swimming Club (1985-1995), Barrow Long Distance Swimming Club (1995-present), and the British Long Distance Swimming Association (1985-present).

To celebrate Green's induction in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, register here for the Global Open Water Swimming Conference.

Photo above shows Carl Walker, Chris Sifleet, Bev Thomas, Past President of Briish Long Distance Swimming Association and Chris Green who has swum across Lake Coniston 74 times.

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