Fastest Times Of The Grand Slam Of Open Water Swimming

Fastest Times Of The Grand Slam Of Open Water Swimming


Fastest Times Of The Grand Slam Of Open Water Swimming

Information by Ron Collins, Florida.

Grand Slam in sports can mean different things:
* Grand Slam (Formula One) = driver winning a Grand Prix from pole position, leading every lap of the race, and setting the fastest lap of the race
* Grand Slam (NASCAR) = winning all Sprint Cup Series majors in a calendar year
* Grand slam (baseball) = 4-run home run with all the bases occupied
* Grand Slam of Thoroughbred racing = U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing plus the Breeders’ Cup Classic
* Grand Slam (golf) = player winning all four major annual tournaments
* Grand Slam (tennis) = player or pair winning all four major annual tournaments
* Explorers Grand Slam or Adventurers Grand Slam = person reaching the North Pole, South Pole, and all Seven Summits
* Grand Slam of Ultrarunning = person finishing 4 annual 100-mile running races in the U.S.

In 2015, Ron Collins, the race director of the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, first coined the term Grand Slam of Open Water Swimming in the marathon swimming world.

The Grand Slam of Open Water Swimming is a solo completion of the 33.5 km English Channel between England and France, the 32.3 km Catalina Channel in California, the 45.9 km Manhattan Island Marathon Swim or the 20 Bridges Manhattan Swim in New York (the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming) and 37 km Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Florida.

So far, 26 swimmers have completed the Grand Slam with Australian Penny Palfrey #1 followed by American Marcia Cleveland who chose to swim on New Year’s Day last year.

Fastest Cumulative Times of the Grand Slam of Open Water Swimming:
1. Penny Palfrey: 33 hours 34 minutes
* English Channel: 9 hours 7 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 7 hours 17 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 9 hours 19 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 25 hours 43 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 7 hours 51 minutes

2. Marcia Cleveland: 35 hours 57 minutes
* English Channel: 9 hours 44 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 5 hours 57 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 8 hours 56 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 24 hours 38 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 11 hours 19 minutes

3. Marcy MacDonald: 38 hours 17 minutes
* English Channel: 9 hours 42 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 7 hours 13 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 12 hours 9 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 29 hours 4 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 9 hours 13 minutes

4. Craig Lenning: 39 hours 17 minutes
* English Channel: 11 hours 25 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 24 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 9 hours 9 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 28 hours 59 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 10 hours 17 minutes

5. David Blanke: 39 hours 30 minutes
* English Channel: 11 hours 32 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 7 hours 10 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 8 hours 56 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 27 hours 39 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 11 hours 51 minutes

6. Samantha Simon: 39 hours 43 minutes
* English Channel: 13 hours 11 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 10 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 9 hours 22 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 30 hours 44 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 8 hours 59 minutes

7. Forrest Nelson: 39 hours 47 minutes
* English Channel: 10 hours 33 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 9 hours 41 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 10 hours 35 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 29 hours 26 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 10 hours 21 minutes

8. Barbara Held: 40 hours 20 minutes
* English Channel: 12 hours 10 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 12 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 9 hours 36 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 29 hours 59 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 10 hours 21 minutes

9. Darren Miller: 40 hours 33 minutes
* English Channel: 12 hours 4 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 3 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 9 hours 15 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 29 hours 23 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 11 hours 10 minutes

10. Ron Collins: 42 hours 4 minutes
* English Channel: 14 hours 7 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 26 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 10 hours 5 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 32 hours 12 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 9 hours 52 minutes

11. Chris Burke: 42 hours 6 minutes
* English Channel: 10 hours 44 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 7 hours 43 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 11 hours 23 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 29 hours 50 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 12 hours 16 minutes

12. Scott Richards: 42 hours 43 minutes
* English Channel: 13 hours 20 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 8 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 10 hours 39 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 32 hours 8 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 10 hours 35 minutes

13. Kathleen Wilson: 42 hours 49 minutes
* English Channel: 13 hours 10 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 7 hours 37 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 9 hours 36 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 30 hours 23 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 12 hours 26 minutes

14. Kristian O’Donovan: 42 hours 50 minutes
* English Channel: 13 hours 48 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 7 hours 45 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 10 hours 45 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 32 hours 18 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 11 hours 32 minutes

15. Cindy Walsh: 43 hours 4 minutes
* English Channel: 14 hours 19 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 0 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 13 hours 56 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 32 hours 14 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 10 hours 50 minutes

16. Jenny Leigh Smith: 43 hours 25 minutes
* English Channel: 11 hours 13 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 52 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 10 hours 45 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 30 hours 50 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 12 hours 34 minutes

17. Maureen Montgomery: 44 hours 0 minutes
* English Channel: 12 hours 30 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 4 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 11 hours 30 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 32 hours 5 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 11 hours 55 minutes

18. Katie Benoit: 44 hours 31 minutes
* English Channel: 13 hours 13 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 44 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 10 hours 41 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 32 hours 29 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 12 hours 12 minutes

19. Dan Richards: 44 hours 48 minutes
* English Channel: 12 hours 32 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 5 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 14 hours 59 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 35 hours 37 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 9 hours 11 minutes

20. Dr. Mark Smitherman: 45 hours 8 minutes
* English Channel: 12 hours 32 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 10 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 11 hours 52 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 32 hours 35 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 12 hours 33 minutes

21. Bridgette Hobart: 45 hours 37 minutes
* English Channel: 13 hours 28 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 50 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 11 hours 27 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 33 hours 46 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 11 hours 51 minutes

22. Scott Coleman: 45 hours 54 minutes
* English Channel: 11 hours 54 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 38 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 12 hours 41 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 33 hours 13 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 12 hours 41 minutes

23. James Loreto: 46 hours 58 minutes
* English Channel: 12 hours 30 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 9 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 11 hours 48 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 34 hours 30 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 12 hours 28 minutes

24. Doug McConnell: 47 hours 22 minutes
* English Channel: 14 hours 18 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 9 hours 39 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 12 hours 41 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 36 hours 38 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 10 hours 44 minutes

25. Anthony McCarley: 47 hours 35 minutes
* English Channel: 13 hours 29 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 9 hours 40 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 13 hours 0 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 36 hours 9 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 11 hours 26 minutes

26. Dave Barra: 49 hours 22 minutes
* English Channel: 14 hours 27 minutes
* Manhattan Island Marathon Swim: 8 hours 30 minutes
* Catalina Channel: 15 hours 37 minutes
* Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming: 38 hours 34 minutes
* Tampa Bay Marathon Swim: 10 hours 49 minutes

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