Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming
The Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of three historically important swims:
- The English Channel, 33 km between France and England
- The Catalina Channel, 32.5 km between Catalina Island and the California mainland
- Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, a 48.5 km circumnavigation of Manhattan Island, New York City.
As of March 2021, 242 swimmers have earned this distinction.
Double Triple Crown
Swimmers who have completed two swims each of the English Channel, Catalina, and Manhattan are said to have achieved the Double Triple Crown. The Mexican Antonio Argüelles was the first swimmer to achieve this, his first Triple Crown in 1999 and the second in 2009.
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