Old Is Nothing New For Catalina Channel Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 84-year-old Don Baker, 80-year-old Dr. Bill Spore, 81-year-old Dave Radcliffe, 84-year-old Graham Johnston, 82-year-old Bob Best, 85-year-old Robert Beach, and 82-year-old Norm Stupfel demonstrated the confidence, calm and capabilities [...]

Coach Follows His Own Advice

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dan Simonelli has been helping others achieve their own dreams in the open water for years, from Catalina to Cuba. Today, he took matters into his own hands and [...]

Thomas Bell Looks Back On His Triple Crown

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It was one of Thomas Bell's wife's friends who participated in an English Channel relay that spurred him to consider a crossing of the English Channel. He thought an [...]

Come To Me

Come To Me Courtesy of Suzanne Samuels, mother of Charlotte Samuels, the youngest person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. “Come to me,” I urged, scuttling back and forth along the narrow [...]

Catalina Channel Is Behind Diana Corbin

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Diana Corbin swam in high school in Southern California, but it she was inspired by a movie about swimming the English Channel to get her to try a crossing [...]

Once Is Good, Twice Is Nice

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Hank Wise, a waterman and coach from SWIM Long Beach, California, previously did an 8 hour 7 minute 3 second crossing (#4 all-time CM) from Santa Catalina Island to [...]

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