There is a very special group of individuals...
Marathon swimmers over the age of 50 years who have successfully swum across channels around the world...
They are the members of the Half Century Club.

Their grit and determination are admirable at any age. These aquatic adventurers are generally self-motivated individuals who are humble and quiet by nature, although there are exceptions. They are pillars in their communities who thrive in the Fountain of Youth that oceans offer and prove that some things do get better with age.

The members of these exclusive clubs are listed in the Open Water Source:

Half Century Club - Catalina Channel

Half Century Club - Cook Strait

Half Century Club - English Channel

Half Century Club - Lake Ontario

Half Century Club - Manhattan Island

Half Century Club - Molokai Channel

Half Century Club - Rottnest Island

Half Century Club - Strait of Gibraltar

If you know of any individuals who are not listed or who join the club, please send information on the swimmer's name, country, official time, date and location to Open Water Source via email ( For additional information on marathon swimming records, visit the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website.