James Fitzpatrick Joins The Triple Crown Of Open Water Swimming

James Fitzpatrick Joins The Triple Crown Of Open Water Swimming

James Fitzpatrick of Laguna Niguel, California became the 51st swimmer to join the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with his successful circumnavigation around Manhattan Island in New York City yesterday.

A member of the Half Century Club and Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association, Fitzpatrick crossed the England Channel in 14 hours 32 minutes in 2005 and the Catalina Channel in 2008 in 14 hours 59 minutes to set the stage for his completion of the Triple Crown in the annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.

The list of Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming members – those who completed swims in the English Channel, Catalina Channel and around Manhattan Island – includes the following individuals:

1. Allison Streeter (UK)
2. Taranath Narayan Shenoy (India)
3. Rick Barthels (USA)
4. Bob West (USA)
5. Peter Urrea (USA)
6. Carol Sing (USA)
7. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico) (twice, in 1999 and 2009)
8. Nick Olmos-Lau (Mexico)
9. T. Scott Coleman (USA)
10. Rebecca Jackman (USA)
11. Kevin Murphy (UK)
12. Kathleen Wilson (USA)
13. Forrest Nelson (USA)
14. Andrew Hewitt (USA)
15. David Blanke (USA)
16. Elizabeth Fry (USA)
17. Marcia Cleveland (USA)
18. Bill Hoehn (USA)
19. Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey Island, UK)
20. James Pittar (Australia)
21. Scott Richards (USA)
22. Andrew ‘Alan’ Voisard (USA)
23. Tina Neil (USA)
24. Rendy Lynn Opdycke (USA)
25. Michelle Davidson (USA)
26. Michelle Macy (USA)
27. Tom Hecker (USA)
28. Erica Moffett (USA)
29. Nancy Steadman-Martin (USA)
30. Michael Miller (USA)
31. Nick Adams (UK)
32. Elaine Kornbau Howley (USA)
33. Stephen Autry (USA)
34. Jeffrey Cleveland (USA)
35. Sakura Hingley (UK)
36. Samantha Simon (USA)
37. Jim Barber (USA)
38. Craig Lenning (USA)
39. Mallory Mead (USA)
40. Dave Barra (USA)
41. Penny Palfrey (Australia)
42. Dan Richards (USA)
43. Tobey Saracino (USA)
44. Yesenia Cabrera (Guatemala)
45. Michael Renford (Australia)
46. Mo Siegel (USA)
47. Anthony Zamora (USA)
48. Brad McVetta (USA)
49. Jaime Caballero (Spain)
50. William Lee (Bahamas)
51. James Fitzpatrick (USA)
52. Darren Miller (USA)

Fitzpatrick, a member of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association Board of Directors, is shown above on the far left with his fellow board members Jane Cairns, Dean White, Evan Morrison, Dave van Mouwerik, Lynn Kubasek, Scott Zornig and Dale Mercker.

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