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Monday, December 28, 2015

Triple Crown Of Open Water Swimming List

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The World Open Water Swimming Association compiles swimmers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. These individuals have completed successful crossings of the English Channel and Catalina Channel and a successful Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. The list as of 2015 includes the following swimmers:

1. Alison Streeter (UK)
2. Taranath Narayan Shenoy (India)
3. Rick Barthels (U.S.A.)
4. Bob West (U.S.A.)
5. Peter Urrea (U.S.A.)
6. Carol Sing (U.S.A.) [shown above]
7. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) (twice, in 1999 and 2009)
8. Nick Olmos-Lau (Mexico)
9. T. Scott Coleman (U.S.A.)
10. Rebecca Jackman-Beeler (U.S.A.)
11. Kevin Murphy (UK) [shown above]
12. Kathleen Wilson (U.S.A.)
13. Forrest Nelson (U.S.A.)
14. Andrew Hewitt (U.S.A.)
15. David Blanke (U.S.A.)
16. Elizabeth Fry (U.S.A.)
17. Marcia Cleveland (U.S.A.)
18. Bill Hoehn (U.S.A.)
19. Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey)
20. James Pittar (Australia)
21. Scott Richards (U.S.A.)
22. Andrew 'Alan' Voisard (U.S.A.)
23. Tina Neill (U.S.A.) (twice in 2008 and 2012, both backstroke and freestyle)
24. Rendy Lynn Opdycke (U.S.A.)
25. Michelle Davidson (U.S.A.)
26. Michelle Macy (U.S.A.)
27. Tom Hecker (U.S.A.)
28. Erica Moffett (U.S.A.)
29. Nancy Steadman-Martin (U.S.A.)
30. Michael Miller (U.S.A.)
31. Nick Adams (UK)
32. Elaine Kornbau Howley (U.S.A.)
33. Stephen Autry (U.S.A.)
34. Jeffrey Cleveland (U.S.A.)
35. Sakura Hingley (UK)
36. Samantha Simon (U.S.A.)
37. Jim Barber (U.S.A.)
38. Craig Lenning (U.S.A.)
39. Mallory Mead (U.S.A.)
40. Dave Barra (U.S.A.)
41. Penny Palfrey (Australia) (twice, both in 2010 and 2015)
42. Dan Richards (U.S.A.)
43. Tobey Saracino (U.S.A.)
44. Yesenia Cabrera (Guatemala)
45. Michael Renford (Australia)
46. Mo Siegel (U.S.A.)
47. Anthony Zamora (U.S.A.)
48. Brad McVetta (U.S.A.)
49. Jaime Caballero (Spain)
50. William "Davis" Lee (Bahamas)
51. James Fitzpatrick (U.S.A.)
52. Darren Miller (U.S.A.)
53. Miquel Suñer Comalat (Spain)
54. Eddie Irwin (Ireland)
55. Selina Moreno Pasagali (Spain)
56. Katie Benoit (U.S.A./Germany)
57. Hendrik Meerman (U.S.A.)
58. Sarah Thomas (U.S.A.)
59. Dan Boyle (U.S.A.)
60. Barbara Held (U.S.A.)
61. Mariel Hawley (Mexico)
62. Dave Smith (U.S.A.)
63. Cindy Walsh (U.S.A.)
64. Jaimie Monahan (U.S.A.)
65. Ned Denison (U.S.A.) [shown above]
66. Gabor Molnar (Hungary)
67. Roger Finch (South Africa)
68. Lance Ogren (U.S.A.)
69. Katy Dooley (U.S.A.)
70. Thomas W. Kofler (Italy)
71. Kent Nicholas (U.S.A.)
72. Barbara Pellick (Australia)
73. Nial Funchion (U.S.A.)
74. Karen Throsby (UK)
75. James Penrose (UK)
76. Jim Neitz (U.S.A.)
77. Steven Green (U.S.A.)
78. Ron Collins (U.S.A.)
79. Courtney Moates Paulk (U.S.A.)
80. Javier Gutierrez (Mexico)
81. Samuel Neri (Mexico)
82. Ceinwen Roberts (Australia)
83. Graeme Lowe (Jersey)
84. Lisa Delaurentis (Australia)
85. Gordon Gridley (U.S.A.)
86. Fionnuala Walsh (Ireland)
87. John Walker (U.S.A.)
88. Joelle Beard (U.S.A.)
89. Doug McConnell (U.S.A.)
90. David Livengood (U.S.A.)
91. Ranie Crowley Pearce (U.S.A.)
92. Marilyn Korzekwa (Canada)
93. Ciaran Byrne (Ireland)
94. Anthony McCarley (U.S.A.)
95. Scott Lautman (U.S.A.)
96. Marcy MacDonald (U.S.A.)
97. Daniel Robinson (U.S.A.)
98. Lachlan Hinds (Australia)
99. Jordan Waxman (Canada)
100. Loretta Cox (UK)
101. Charlotte Samuels (U.S.A.)
102. Timothy Donovan (UK)
103. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (U.S.A.)
104. Miguel Guillermo Campero García (Mexico)
105. Colleen Blair (Scotland)
106. Helen Beveridge (Scotland)
107. Rohans More (India)
108. Jorge Crivilles Villanueva (Spain)
109. Pete Tanham (Australia)
110. Chris Burke (U.S.A.)
111. Suzie Dods (U.S.A.)
112. Daniel Fung (U.S.A.)
113. Thomas Bell (U.S.A.)
114. Abhejali Bernardova (Czech Republic)
115. Matthias Kaßner (Germany)
116. Frank Levy (U.S.A.)
117. Tori Gorman (Australia)
118. James Clifford (U.S.A.)
119. Yuta Tsuboi (Japan)
120. Shubham Dhananjay Vanmali (India)
121. William Shipp (U.S.A.)
122. Dr. Mark Smitherman (U.S.A.)
123. Patti Bauernfeind (U.S.A.)
124. James Tout (U.S.A.)
125. Bryan Avery (Scotland)
126. Victoria Moore (U.K.)

Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming Trivia

* The oldest person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is James Clifford who completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel at the age of 62, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim at the age of 62, and a crossing of the English Channel at the age of 63.

* According to Dr. Scott Richards, Rendy Lynn Opdycke achieved the fastest turnaround - in an incredibly short span of 35 days.

* Lachlan Hinds was the youngest (as an 18-year-old) member until it was broken by 16-year-old teenager Charlotte Samuels.

* Jim Barber took 22 years to join the club.

* Jason Zirganos of Greece swam the English Channel and Catalina Channel in the 1950s under authenticated circumstances, but his swim around Manhattan Island was not authenticated by NYC Swim.

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