Tag: Alison Streeter

Brian Meharg Shares His Perspectives On North Channel Crossings At the 2019 WOWSA Ocean Fest

Back in the day before contemporary technological advances were utilized, Brian Meharg navigated swimmers across the North Channel with pen and paper, an era of trial and error as captains, navigators and swimmers were learning the idiosyncrasies of tidal flows and currents in the North Channel. Brian Meharg Shares His Perspectives On North Channel Crossings

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The Legacy Of 43 Is Being Chased

The Legacy Of 43 Is Being Chased Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Chloë McCardel recently completed her 17th English Channel crossing. At the young age of 31 years old, she will soon surpass Canada's Cindy Nicholas who retired with 19 English Channel crossings. "Go back 5 years and I suspect that NOBODY would have thought a swimmer would

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Sweet Caroline Crosses The North Channel

Courtesy of Infinity Channel Swimming and Piloting Services, North Channel between Northern Ireland and Scotland. "18 days after completing her English Channel crossing, Caroline Block from the U.S.A. completed a successful 21-mile crossing the North Channel, starting in Northern Ireland and making landfall in Scotland to a sky full of stars in the early

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When Open Water Icons Meet In New York

Photo © Marco Chiesa, Manhattan Island, New York. Results © NYC Swim. Looking back in the archives of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS), there were a number of renowned swimmers competing in the June 12th 1999 race: *5-time winner and 7-time world professional marathon swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith was serving as a partner swimmer for

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