Ted Keenan, Doing Great With Much

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Ted Keenan peacefully passed away on September 24th after leaving behind one of the great legacies among marathon swimmers.

An Honour Swimmer inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Keenan did a tough trio of swims among his many exploits: the English, North, and Bristol Channels.

On August 13th, 1972, Keenan swam the English Channel in 18 hours 11 minutes. He followed this swim with a North Channel crossing on August 11th, 1973 in 18 hours, 27 minutes and finished up with a Bristol Channel crossing on July 17th, 1975 in 14 hours 26 minutes.

He helped others and inspired many more with his accomplishments. In addition to a mindset well-suited to channel swimming, Keenan also had a huge heart. He completed several charity swims in the Aid of Cancer Research, and the physically and mentally handicapped.

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