Tag: Catalina Channel

Thrice Is Nice With Michelle White

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Michelle White is a 44-year-old Irish open water swimmer who participates in channel crossing relays. Last summer, she became the first known person to complete the Relay Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Her Relay Triple Crown included the following relay swims: 1. English Channel completed in 17

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Channel Swimming In The Year 2050

Channel Swimming In The Year 2050 Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We can only imagine what channel crossing experience will be like in the year 2050 and beyond... Matthew Smith just got off his 3-hour transatlantic flight in LAX from Manchester, England. Smith felt good - he was able to barter for a full-flat seat during the flight in

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Hank Wisely Goes Old School

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back in the pre-GPS era of Lynne Cox, Penny Dean and John York and Cindy Cleveland, Catalina Channel swimmers were escorted by prone paddlers and the best guesses of their escort pilots. Hank Wise decided to go old-school and surrounded himself by local watermen and water women who escorted him on their

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