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Triple Crossing Of Catalina Channel Aborted

GPS tracking courtesy of Evan Morrison, Catalina Channel, California. Robert Palmese had raised the money, recruited the crew, trained the miles, and planned for the first three-way crossing of the Catalina Channel. But he had [...]

Swimming Smarts, Trick Or Truth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ted Erikson, now 87, may be swimming a little less, less fast, and less often, but he is still one of the smartest people in the open water. Erikson [...]

The Erikson Memorial Fund

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Don Watson, an inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, made the following appeal about the sudden, unexpected passing of well-loved, well-respected Jon Erikson, an inductee in [...]

Jon Erikson, A Giant In The Sport, Passes Away

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In a year where accolades deservedly showered upon Jon Erikson, he unexpectedly passed away yesterday. From the age of 14 when he trained under Rosemary George and crossed the [...]

Jon Erikson Needs Good Cheer

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jon Erikson, trained by Rosemary George, is shown emerging from the English Channel at the age 14 finishing in 11 hours 23 minutes on August 12th 1969. Erikson was [...]

Jon Erikson’s Remarkable 12-Year Career

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Photo shows Jon Erikson, trained by Rosemary George at the age 14, emerging from a successful crossing of the English Channel in 11 hours 23 minutes on August 12th [...]

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