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August 27, 2015

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Solo Swim Results (Aug 14-27)

  • Dave Van Mouwerik - first to cross Estero Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California - 14.4 miles (23.2 km) in 8 hours 18 minutes - news article - Forum thread
  • Patricia Sener - 'New York Bight', Sandy Hook, NJ to Atlantic Beach NY - 17 miles in 11 hours - news article
  • Charlotte Samuels - 'New York Bight', Atlantic Beach, NY to Sea Bright, NJ - 21 miles in 10 hours - news article
  • Sarah Thomas - length of Loch Ness - 23 miles in 10 hours, 52 minutes
  • Elaine Howley - length of Loch Ness - 13 hours, 21 minutes
  • Craig Lenning - length of Loch Ness - 13 hours, 47 minutes
  • Jaimie Monahan - first woman to swim the length of Lake Geneva - 69 km in 32 hours, 52 minutes - photos & updates on LGSA Facebook page

Elaine Howley in Loch Ness - Photo by Andrew Malinak



English Channel 

  • Frank Levy - 12:40 (CSA)
  • Kracalova Zdenka - 10:49 (CSA)
  • Dean Summers - 13:19 (CSA)
  • Adrian Rotchell - 14:02 (CSA)
  • Josef Koeberi - 14:21 (CSA)
  • Dursan Saru - 10:36 (CSA)
  • Jeff Everett - 17:43 (CSA)
  • Volker Koch - 18:32 (CS&PF)
  • Lisa June Williams - 17:19 (CS&PF)
  • Philip Yorke - 18:02 (CS&PF)
  • Kristian O'Donovan - 13:48 (CS&PF)
  • Emily Evans - 12:34 (CS&PF)

Catalina Channel

  • Kelley Prebil - 17:25
  • Abhejali Bernardova - 9:46
  • Matthias Kassner - 13:59
  • Sabrina Peron - 12:10
  • Dan Simonelli - 10:15
  • Kevin Smith - 11:17
  • Shubham Dhananjay Vanmali - 10:42

Strait of Gibraltar

  • Henry Talbot - 3:30
  • Frances Anderson - 5:23
  • Ben Masek - 5:42
  • Dan Garr - 5:35
  • Yves Watt - 5:35
  • Robert Maitland - 4:40
  • Cameron Votan - 4:40
  • Anke Hohne - 4:49

Lake Tahoe length

  • Asha Allen - 11:45
  • James Jonson - 13:22

Tsugaru Channel

  • Guy Moar - 11:32

MSF celebrates inaugural World Marathon Swimming Day

August the 24th is the day in 1875 that Captain Matthew Webb successfully began his swim across the English Channel, landing at Calais on his second attempt in under 22 hours. It’s the date that the sport of Channel and Marathon Swimming unofficially claims as its birth day, (disregarding previous unsuccessful attempts by Webb and others).

So following a suggestion on the Forum in May 2015, the non-profit voluntary and free swimming organisation that wrote the Rules of Marathon Swimming, the organisation that runs the only peer-nominated and selected Marathon Swimming Awards, we announce today, August the 24th, as the first official World Marathon Swimming Day.
 

Read more at Loneswimmer.com

 

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Jaimie Monahan in Lake Geneva. Photo courtesy of Lake Geneva Swimming Association.

 

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