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Thursday, September 6, 2012
Tina Neill Does 28 To Join 24 With 52
The famous backstroke-swimming channel swimmer finished the 52-mile (83.6 km) ocean swim in 28 hours 41 minutes to join the 24-hour club.
Neill holds the world records for the fastest backstroke crossing of the Catalina Channel (10 hours 37 minutes in 2008) and the fastest backstroke crossing of the English Channel (13 hours 22 minutes in 2005). She has also done a double crossing of the Catalina Channel in 22 hours 2 minutes, a 17 hour 17 minute crossing of the Molokai Channel and a 19-mile Santa Cruz Channel from Santa Cruz Island to California in 10 hours 32 minutes as well as the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.
But this was not the first time the intrepid swimmer has experienced these waters. She previously was a member of the HTC Relay team with Forrest Nelson, Emily Evans, Steve Lowe, Kent Nicholas, and Mike Mitchell that completed a relay swim of 25 hours 48 minutes from San Clemente Island.
She obviously used that experience to good use.
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WOWSA Race Sanctioning Application
Race Sanction ApplicationThe WOWSA Sanction Application makes it easier than ever for you to apply for event sanctioning. The entire application is processed online at the WOWSA website.
If you need to make changes to your application, simply log in and make the changes right here. You can update your application easily at any time.
Once you click to submit your application, you will receive an e-mail which will provide your unique link to complete and/or update your application.
Simply answer the questions, and you will be able to submit your application within a few minutes.
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Solo SwimA solo swim is a non-stop swim performed by an individual swimmer. It usually refers to a channel crossing or marathon swim across a channel, lake or bay, and usually completed without a wetsuit or other equipment like fins, and escorted by a boat, pilot and support crew...
Relay SwimRelay swim is a non-stop swim performed by a group of swimmers who swim separately one after each other. The relay swimmers swim legs of anywhere from 10 – 60 minutes each, usually rotating in the same order. Relay swims usually refer to a channel crossing or marathon swim across a channel, lake or bay or in a river done by a group of swimmers...