The Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is the sport’s equivalent of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.

Members of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming (Triple Corona in Spanish) has successfully completed three swims: (1) across the English Channel between England and France, (2) across the Catalina Channel between Santa Catalina Island and the California mainland in the United States, and (3) the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, a 28.5-mile circumnavigation around New York City.

At the recent All Ireland Long Distance Swimming Party and Irish Long Distance Swimming Association festivities in Fermoy, County Cork, three gladiators of the sea received their Triple Crowns of achievement: Eddie IrwinGabor Molnar and Ned Denison.

For the small community of County Cork, the exploits of IrwinMolnar and Denison speak volumes and are representative of the passion and efforts of a growing number of Irish sea swimmers.
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With the powerful cause of making waves to fight cancer, the inaugural Swim Across America Long Beach event was both inspirational and successful.

THE DRAMA OF THE SPORT
Before he came out of the water, Craig knew that a certain question had to be answered. It wasn’t a question about his middle name or anything like that. It was much more profound. It was a question posed by himself, a question that only he could answer for himself. When Craig was able to answer that question, Hank embraced him and congratulated him on finishing the 5K with dignity.


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