Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

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English Channel
English Channel
Catalina Channel
Catalina Channel
Manhattan Island
Manhattan Island
Triple Crown crossings

The Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is a marathon swimming challenge consisting of three historically important swims:

  1. The English Channel, 33.7 km between France and England
  2. The Catalina Channel, 32.5 km between Catalina Island and the California mainland
  3. Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, a 48.5 km circumnavigation of Manhattan Island, New York City.

As of March 2017, 145 swimmers have earned this distinction.[1]

Double Triple Crown[edit]

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.

Swimmers who have achieved the Double Triple Crown are:[2][3]

Swimmer Country First Triple Crown Second Triple Crown
Antonio Argüelles Mexico 1999 2009
Tina Neill United States 2008 2012
Penny Palfrey Australia 2010 2015
Elizabeth Fry United States 2009 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marathon Swimmers Federation (2017). "Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming List". Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  2. ^ World Open Water Swimming Association (2010). "Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming List". Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Open Water Swimming (13 March 2013). "Double The Trouble, But Twice As Nice". Retrieved 26 August 2016. 

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