Philip Rush Talks About Epic Swims On WOWSA Live

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International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmers Philip Rush have enjoyed one of the most remarkable careers in the open water.

Rush spoke with Ned Denison and Steven Munatones on today’s WOWSA Live program.

* getting things right for his famed 3-way English Channel crossing
* remembering his marathon swim coach Tony Keenan
* remembering the incredible timing predictions of his English Channel escort pilot Michael Oram
* talking with Chloë McCardel about her multiple English Channel crossings
* piloting Sarah Thomas on an extremely difficult crossing of the Cook Strait, and then thinking about how special she really is
* remembering the decision to stop after his 3-way crossing and then later regretting it
* describing the volume of water in the Cook Strait and the recommendation of swimming at least 3 kph
* describing the shark (white pointer) rule in the Cook Strait (Grainne Moss watched a shark circle her twice in the IRB)
* remembering the cold-water Traversée Grande-Anse à Paspébiac professional marathon race in Canada
* battling against Claudio Plit in the renowned double Traversée international du lac St-Jean races of the 1980s

For more information on Rush’s current activities on and across the Cook Strait as a swimmer and pilot and coordinator, visit cookstraitswim.org.nz. The 126 people who have successfully completed a solo crossing are listed below:

126. Andre Wiersig, 47 from Germany on 20 May 2019 in 8 hours 32 minutes 53 seconds
125. Mariel Hawley Dávila, 50 from Mexico on 30 March 2019 in 11 hours 44 minutes 21 seconds
124. Nora Toledano Cadena, 49 from Mexico on 20 March 2019 in 9 hours 32 minutes 22 seconds
123. Elizabeth Fry, 60 from USA on 30 March 2019 in 9 hours 32 minutes 01 seconds
122. Sarah Thomas, 36 from USA on 15 Mar 2019 in 14 hours 9 minutes 11 seconds
121. Samuel Percy Muir-James, 33 from New Zealand on 3 Mar 2019 in 9 hours 14 minutes 0 seconds
120. Jonathan Ridler, 29 from New Zealand on 15 Feb 2019 in 6 hours 22 minutes 1 seconds
119. Kieron Palframan, 44 from South Africa on 29 Jan 2019 in 8 hours 13 minutes 2 seconds
118. Thomas Pembroke, 29 from Australia on 14 Dec 2018 in 6 hours 57 minutes 34 seconds
117. Breanna Ward, 21 from New Zealand on 1 Dec 2018 in 7 hours 26 minutes 10 seconds
116. Lynton Mortensen, 53 from Australia on 14 Mar 2018 in 14 hours 14 minutes 37 seconds
115. Cameron Bellamy, 35 from South Africa on 11 Mar 2018 in 12 hours 44 minutes 0 seconds
114. Steven Walker, 50 from USA on 11 Mar 2018 in 12 hours 17 minutes 0 seconds
113. Abhejali Bernardova, 41 from Czech Republic on 24 Feb 2018 in 13 hours 9 minutes 48 seconds
112. Anthony McCarley, 58 from USA on 24 Feb 2018 in 11 hours 23 minutes 0 seconds
111. Royce Evans, 32 from New Zealand on 11 Feb 2018 in 6 hours 13 minutes 48 seconds
110. Rohan More, 32 from India on 9 Feb 2018 in 8 hours 37 minutes 54 seconds
109. Julie Isbill, 44 from Australia on 9 Feb 2018 in 8 hours 43 minutes 10 seconds
108. Paul Feltoe, 44 from New Zealand on 8 Feb 2018 in 9 hours 4 minutes 11 seconds
107. Ion Lazarenco Tiron, 40 from Ireland/Moldova on 27 Jan 2018 in 11 hours 6 minutes 59 seconds
106. Attila Manyoki, 43 from Hungary on 22 Apr 2017 in 6 hours 57 minutes 49 seconds
105. Chloe Harris, 24 from England on 23 Mar 2017 in 7 hours 17 minutes 24 seconds
104. Antonio Arguelles, 57 from Mexico on 19 Mar 2017 in 11 hours 22 minutes 17 seconds
103. James Barber, 57 from USA on 10 Mar 2017 in 6 hours 27 minutes 41 seconds
102. Caitlin O’Reilly, 12 from New Zealand on 24 Feb 2017 in 7 hours 19 minutes 56 seconds
101. Kevin Cassidy, 56 from Australia on 20 Feb 2017 in 9 hours 7 minutes 34 seconds
100. Marty Filipowski, 53 from Australia on 19 Feb 2017 in 9 hours 6 minutes 14 seconds
99. Zoltan Boros, 38 from Hungary on 23 Jan 2017 in 8 hours 45 minutes 32 seconds
98. Steven Kennedy, 26 from New Zealand on 23 Jan 2017 in 8 hours 45 minutes 32 seconds
97. Tim Robinson, 45 from England on 16 Apr 2016 in 9 hours 42 minutes
96. Marilyn Korzekwa, 58 from Canada on 18 Mar 2016 in 11 hours 34 minutes
95. Patti Bauernfeind, 50 from USA on 3 Feb 2016 in 8 hours 9 minutes
94. Toshio Ogawa, 60 from Japan on 3 Mar 2015 in 11 hours 51 minutes
93. Anna Plunkett, 17 on 16 Dec 2014 in 7 hours 43 minutes
92. Adam Walker, 35 from England on 22 Apr 2014 in 8 hours 36 minutes
91. Simon Olliver, 48 from New Zealand on 11 Mar 2014 in 8 hours 36 minutes
90. Phillipa Wrenn, 26 from New Zealand on 10 Dec 2013 in 8 hours 42 minutes
89. Dan Abel, 37 from New Zealand on 22 Mar 2013 in 6 hours 15 minutes
88. Anna-Carin Nordin, 43 from Sweden on 8 Apr 2013 in 8 hours 18 minutes
87. Craig Lenning, 32 from USA on 21 Mar 2013 in 10 hours 52 minutes
86. Darren Miller, 29 from USA on 21 Mar 2013 in 10 hours 42 minutes
85. Mark Krynen, 53 from New Zealand on 19 Feb 2013 in 12 hours 32 minutes
84. Jason Coombe, 42 from New Zealand on 18 Feb 2013 in 10 hours 32 minutes
83. Kimberley Chambers, 33 from New Zealand on 5 Mar 2012 in 8 hours 26 minutes
82. Stephen Redmond, 46 from Ireland on 17 Feb 2012 in 12 hours 19 minutes
81. Tom Hecker, 60 from USA on 17 Jan 2012 in 10 hours 36 minutes
80. Emma Aitken, 23 from New Zealand on 12 Apr 2011 in 9 hours 31 minutes
79. Christian Pieter Anderica Jongeneel, 36 from Spain on 29 Feb 2011 in 8 hours 49 minutes
78. Andrea O’Fee, 23 from New Zealand on 24 Feb 2011 in 7 hours 8 minutes
77. Emily Morris, 27 from England on 9 Mar 2010 in 9 hours 58 minutes
76. Stephen Junk, 49 from Australia on 8 Mar 2010 in 8 hours 8 minutes
75. Michelle Macy, 32 from USA on 3 Mar 2010 in 8 hours 2 minutes
74. Peter Cook, 39 from New Zealand on 3 Apr 2009 in 8 hours 52 minutes
73. Pam Dickson, 55 from New Zealand on 20 Mar 2009 in 9 hours 23 minutes
72. Andrew Rowan, 30 from New Zealand on 18 Feb 2009 in 7 hours 29 minutes
71. Susan Freeland, 43 from New Zealand on 14 Apr 2008 in 11 hours 9 minutes
70. Casey Glover, 21 from New Zealand on 13 Apr 2008 in 4 hours 37 minutes
69. Forrest Nelson, 42 from USA on 31 Jan 2008 in 11 hours 56 minutes
68. Stephanie Bennington, 13 from New Zealand on 22 Apr 2007 in 8 hours 10 minutes
67. Hana Wolzak, 46 from New Zealand on 9 Apr 2007 in 8 hours 44 minutes
66. Dan Kennedy, 45 from New Zealand on 10 Mar 2007 in 11 hours 0 minutes
65. Jei Zhang, 19 from China on 25 Feb 2007 in 8 hours 3 minutes
64. Scott Coleman, 52 from USA on 8 Feb 2007 in 10 hours 27 minutes
63. Penny Palfrey, 43 from Australia on 5 Apr 2006 in 8 hours 26 minutes
62. Robert Binney, 43 from New Zealand on 10 Feb 2006 in 7 hours 11 minutes
61. Tania Hockings, 17 from New Zealand on 4 Mar 2005 in 5 hours 48 minutes
60. Cara Sibtsen, 17 from New Zealand on 4 Mar 2005 in 5 hours 48 minutes
59. Aditya Raut, 11 from India on 20 Feb 2005 in 9 hours 9 minutes
58. John Gatfield, 13 from New Zealand on 25 Mar 2004 in 8 hours 8 minutes
57. Chris Hains, 25 from New Zealand on 15 Mar 2004 in 7 hours 24 minutes
56. James Pittar, 23 from Australia on 5 Mar 2004 in 8 hours 31 minutes
55. David Yudovin, 52 from USA on 16 Jan 2004 in 9 hours 38 minutes
54. Jeremy Gray, 21 from New Zealand on 11 Apr 2003 in 7 hours 25 minutes
53. Bula Chowdhury Chakraborty, 31 from India on 25 Mar 2003 in 9 hours 4 minutes
52. Yvonne Merrill, 39 from Australia on 17 Mar 2001 in 11 hours 5 minutes
51. Kate Johns, 14 from New Zealand on 16 Mar 2001 in 7 hours 6 minutes
50. Grainne Moss, 31 from Ireland on 6 Mar 2001 in 12 hours 25 minutes
49. Tammy van Wisse, 30 from Australia on 10 Mar 1999 in 6 hours 49 minutes
48. Thomas Pearson, 42 from New Zealand on 8 Feb 1999 in 6 hours 50 minutes
47. Rupali Romdas Repale, 16 from India on 9 Mar 1998 in 19 hours 44 minutes
46. Jo Kane, 40 from New Zealand on 26 Mar 1996 in 10 hours 52 minutes
45. Taranath Shenoy, 25 from India on 25 Mar 1996 in 7 hours 46 minutes
44. Myra Williamson, 19 from New Zealand on 5 Feb 1994 in 8 hours 1 minute
43. Karena Doig, 15 from New Zealand on 18 Feb 1989 in 8 hours 31 minutes
42. Richard Davey, 25 from England 12 Feb 1988 in 7 hours 17 minutes
41. Philip Rush, 24 from New Zealand on 9 Feb 1988 in 9 hours 32 minutes
40. Philip Rush, 24 from New Zealand on 9 Feb 1988 in 9 hours 5 minutes
39. Philip Rush, 23 from New Zealand on 23 Mar 1987 in 8 hours 27 minutes
38. Jeffrey Reid, 14 from New Zealand on 23 Mar 1987 in 7 hours 10 minutes
37. Ingrid Greenslade, 15 from New Zealand on 25 Feb 1987 in 7 hours 18 minutes
36. Helen Barrett, 16 from New Zealand on 30 March 1986 in 6 hours 34 minutes
35. John Koorey, 42 from Australia on 18 Feb 1986 in 6 hours 59 minutes
34. Denise Anderson, 21 from New Zealand on 20 Jan 1986 in 5 hours 4 minutes
33. Donna Bouzaid, 22 from New Zealand on 1 May 1985 in 8 hours 15 minutes
32. Karen Bisley, 19 from New Zealand on 29 Mar 1985 in 11 hours 11 minutes
31. Scott Barry, 18 from New Zealand on 29 Mar 1985 in 7 hours 51 minutes
30. Meda McKenzie, 21 from New Zealand on 26 Mar 1984 in 11 hours 39 minutes
29. Meda McKenzie, 21 from New Zealand on 26 Mar 1984 in 11 hours 27 minutes
28. Sandra Blewett, 34 from New Zealand on 26 Mar 1984 in 13 hours 30 minutes
27. Philip Rush, 20 from New Zealand on 13 Mar 1984 in 8 hours 25 minutes
26. Philip Rush, 20 from New Zealand on 13 Mar 1984 in 7 hours 51 minutes
25. Wayne Jack, 14 from New Zealand on 21 Feb 1982 in 10 hours 2 minutes
24. Karen Bisley, 16 from New Zealand on 14 Feb 1982 in 6 hours 46 minutes
23. Sheryl McLay, 21 from New Zealand on 17 Jan 1982 in 6 hours 59 minutes
22. Alan Vincent, 31 from New Zealand on 30 Mar 1981 in 8 hours 21 minutes
21. Elizabeth Horner, 15 from New Zealand on 10 May 1981 in 11 hours 33 minutes
20. Elizabeth Horner, 15 from New Zealand on 14 Mar 1981 in 7 hours 22 minutes
19. Michael Quinlivan, 20 from New Zealand on 28 Feb 1981 in 7 hours 58 minutes
18. Kristine Carr, 21 from New Zealand on 14 Feb 1981 in 7 hours 54 minutes
17. John Koorey, 37 from Australia on 1 Feb 1981 in 5 hours 37 minutes
16. Carolyn Wordsworth, 17 from New Zealand on 8 Apr 1980 in 7 hours 15 minutes
15. Belinda Shields, 18 from New Zealand on 24 Mar 1980 in 8 hours 32 minutes
14. Rhonda Smidt, 17 from New Zealand on 10 Mar 1980 in 8 hours 56 minutes
13. Mohammad El-Meseery, 21 from Egypt on 24 Feb 1980 in 9 hours 12 minutes
12. Philip Rush, 16 from New Zealand on 24 Feb 1980 in 8 hours 56 minutes
11. Pat Benson, 22 from New Zealand on 24 Feb 1979 in 10 hours 18 minutes
10. Alan Christie, 28 from New Zealand on 24 Dec 1978 in 9 hours 5 minutes
9. Chris Hurdley, 30 from New Zealand on 24 Dec 1978 in 9 hours 4 minutes
8. John Coutts, 21 from New Zealand on 18 Feb 1978 in 6 hours 46 minutes
7. Meda McKenzie, 15 from New Zealand on 17 Feb 1978 in 11 hours 23 minutes
6. Meda McKenzie, 15 from New Zealand on 3 Feb 1978 in 12 hours 7 minutes
5. John Coutts, 20 from New Zealand on 13 Feb 1977 in 9 hours 25 minutes
4. Lynne Cox, 18 from USA on 4 Feb 1975 in 12 hours 7 minutes
3. Perry Cameron, 30 from New Zealand on 12 Jan 1972 in 9 hours 36 minutes
2. Keith Hancox, 25 from New Zealand on 7 Feb 1964 in 9 hours 34 minutes
1. Barry Devonport, 27 from New Zealand on 20 Nov 1962 in 11 hours 20 minutes

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