James Kegley’s Life And Wife

Courtesy of WOWSA, Lac La Tuque, Canada.

James Kegley was always friendly and personable on the pro circuit. He could put everyone and anyone at ease including all of those who were in his escort boats and crews on his marathon swims around the world.

He is currently a professional photographer in Washington D.C., specializing in educational, corporate, editorial and travel photography as he continues to put his clients at ease bringing out their best. His work is here.

Back in 1991, Kegley was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honour Swimmer.

The graduate from Indiana University was a prominent professional marathon swimmer in the 1980s and coached other marathon swimmers like David Alleva in the 1990s.

He won the 1980 24 Heures La Tuque together with Paul Asmuth and placed in the top three at the 35.4 km (22-mile) Sydney Harbor Marathon Swim, 35.4 km (22-mile) Around-the-Island Marathon Swim in Atlantic City, USA, the 32 km (20-mile) Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in 7 hours 11 minutes in 1980 and the Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean, the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli, and won the 57 km (36-mile) Maratón Acuática Internacional Santa Fe – Coronda river swim in Argentina in 7 hours 59 minutes in 1987. On the home front, he has held the longest-standing world record in a U.S. Masters Swimming sanctioned open water swim, the 2-mile Chris Green lake swim in Virginia.

But in addition to his photography, he also is married to a real-life (former) spy and CIA operative, Lindsay Moran:

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