Tag: Abilio Couto

When Rowing Oars Preceded GPS

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. We love these photos provided by Daniel Vizeu Costa Couto from Abilio Couto who crossed the English Channel in 1958 and 1959. It was a different era when escorts included rowing boats in addition to escort boats. Ned Barnie (1896-1983) was nicknamed the Old Man of the Sea. The Scottish was the King of

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Paying Tribute To Abilio Couto

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A 2002 Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Abilio Couto was one of those larger-than-life open water swimmers of the 20th century. Rivers, lakes and oceans: he enjoyed swimming and competing in all of them. The Brazilian who died in 1998 never quit; he always gave it his all

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