Treasured Towel Of Talent

Courtesy of Ned Denison, English Channel.

International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Michelle Macy was in Dover this weekend. She noticed that Bel Lavers was sitting on a towel with her name on it. She wondered who made the towels.

The ubiquitous Ned Denison answered, “The towel lists all the swimmers who successfully crossed the English Channel and completed a lap around Sandycove Island in Cork, Ireland.”

Swimmers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming are indicted in red font on the towel. Swimmers who have achieved the Oceans Seven are indicated with arrow (^) on the towel. Swimmers who have been honored by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame are indicated with an apostrophe on the towel.

Ned Denison will speak at the 2019 WOWSA Ocean Fest in Redondo Beach, California on October 4th where he will share his experiences and passions of open water swimming from his unique perspective as chairperson of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

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