Tina Neill

Tina Neill

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Tina Neill is an American marathon swimmer from Carmel Valley, California. She is a member of the 24-hour club and has achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in both freestyle and backstroke with several records to her name. She is currently the Queen of the Catalina Channel.

Open Water Swimming Career

Honors and Awards

  • Neill won the Marathon Swimmers Federation Solo Swim of the Year in 2012.
  • Neill was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year award. Her World Open Water Swimming Association award reads, Look at Tina Neill and nothing hints at records. Talk to Tina Neill and nothing she says hints of greatness. But the introverted, humble explorer of the raw potential of the human spirit has been making waves in the open water throughout her career. In her own quiet way, Neill loudly proved once again how uniquely special she is. She hit the lumpy water at night, battled the elements far from shore, and finished the next night, completing an unprecedented 28 hour 41 minute crossing of the 52-mile (83.6 km) San Clemente Channel. Like her record-setting backstroke swims in the England and Catalina Channels, she efficiently funneled her talents and enthralled her crew with her strength, stamina and speed. For her quiet nature despite swims that scream volumes, for always remaining under the radar despite record-setting exploits, for the pure genius of her aquatic talents, Tina Neill is a worthy nominee for the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.
  • Neill was named to the list of 2015 World’s 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

2017 World’s 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women

Neill was named to the list of 2017 World’s 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women by the World Open Water Swimming Association. The women are listed below, alphabetically by last name: 1. Patti Bauernfeind, marathon/channel/relay swimmer from the USA 2. Carina Bruwer, marathon/channel/charity event swimmer from South Africa 3. Charlotte Brynn, marathon/channel/ice swimmer and coach from New Zealand/USA 4. Jessie Campbell, ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain 5. Kimberley Chambers, marathon/channel/extreme/cross-border swimmer from New Zealand/USA 6. Devon Clifford, marathon/channel/open water swimmer from the USA 7. Jackie Cobell, channel/extreme/ice swimmer from Great Britain 8. Lorna Cochran, open water swimmer from South Africa 9. Olive Conroy, ice/winter swimmer from Ireland 10. Anna DeLozier, ice/winter swimmer from the USA 11. Beth French, channel swimmer from Great Britain 12. Elizabeth Fry, marathon/channel swimmer and event organizer from USA 13. Pat Gallant-Charette, channel/marathon swimmer from the USA 14. Pilar Geijo, professional marathon swimmer from Argentina 15. Ines Hahn, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Germany 16. Jessi Harewicz, marathon/channel swimmer from Canada 17. Mariel Hawley Dávila, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico 18. Bárbara Hernández Huerta, winter/extreme swimmer from Chile 19. Bridgette Hobart, event organizer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA 20. Elaine Howley, marathon/charity/ice swimmer and writer from the USA 21. Linda Kaiser, channel swimmer, advisor and administrator from the USA 22. Lori King, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA 23. Tita Llorens, marathon/channel swimmer from Spain 24. Marcy MacDonald, DPM, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA 25. Elina Makïnen, ice/winter swimmer from Finland 26. Angela Maurer, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from Germany 27. Chloë McCardel, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Australia 28. Tiffany McQueen, ocean/marathon swimmer from the USA 29. Sally Minty-Gravett, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Great Britain (Jersey) 30. Jaimie Monahan, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA 31. Nuala Moore, marathon/ice swimmer, second, author and lecturer from Ireland 32. Victoria Mori, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Argentina 33. Tina Neill, marathon/channel/backstroker/extreme relay swimmer from the USA 34. Anna-Carin Nordin, Oceans Seven/ice swimmer from Sweden 35. Renata Nováková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic 36. Magda Okurková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic 37. Penny Palfrey, channel/marathon/extreme swimmer from Australia 38. Ranie Pearce, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA 39. Cheryl Reinke, marathon swimmer from the USA 40. Charlotte Samuels, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA 41. Susan Simmons, marathon swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis from Canada 42. Kate Steels-Fryatt, polar ice miler and ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain 43. Sarah Thomas, marathon/extreme swimmer from the USA 44. Nora Toledano Cadena, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico 45. Natalie du Toit, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from South Africa 46. Wendy Trehiou, marathon/channel swimmer from Great Britain (Jersey) 47. Wendy Van De Sompele, marathon swimmer and administrator from the USA 48. Samantha Whelpton, winter/ice swimmer from South Africa 49. Sabrina Wiedmer, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from Switzerland 50. Julia Wittig, ice/winter swimmer from Germany

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North America

Gender

Female

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