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Swimming Overnight To Canada

Way back in August 1978, John Kinsella left Niagara-on-the-Lake, west of Niagara Falls, on an overnight swim to Toronto across Lake Ontario during the US$50,000 Pepsi Challenge Marathon Swim. From the United States to Canada [...]

Cashing In On Marathon Swimming

The Daily Mail reported that Olympic 10km Marathon Swim gold medal favorite Keri-Anne Payne has generated income of £500,000 from her sponsors, Links of London, British Gas, Speedo, Max Factor and Oral-B. With her bright [...]

Don Watson Doing It The Hinsdale Way

Don Watson was a renowned pool and marathon swimming coach whose relationship with his athletes and the successes that they shared remain a standard among the coaching community. Coach Watson coached John Kinsella and Sandra [...]

Sandra Bucha Stands Out And Stands Tall

In the world of professional marathon swimming, four women have stood out among their male counterparts. Greta Andersen went goggle-to-goggle with her male rivals in the 1950s and 1960s, often winning and proving herself the [...]

Sandra Bucha, A Cog In The Machine In 1974

John Kinsella, arguably the most dominant swimmer on the professional marathon swimming circuit, knew who he could count on during his professional marathon swimming career. Coach Don Watson helped prepare him for an unprecedented career [...]

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