Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Michael Hanisch became Australia’s 12th swimmer to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming at yesterday’s Manhattan 20 Bridges Swim.

Hanisch finished first in the second 20 Bridges swim in 7 hours 35 minutes around Manhattan Island in New York City to become the 133rd Triple Crowner in history.

Co-race director David Barra said, “It was a great day. There were happy swimmers and incredible support. And a great timeline modeling from Rondi Davies made it all come together.”

Hanisch shown above training 25 km for his Catalina Channel crossing from Palm Beach to Manly in his native Australia.

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