Tag: Cape Cod Bay Swim

The Legacy Of Russell Chaffee

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Morning Times of Sayre, Pennsylvania reported the passing of open water swimming pioneer Russell Chaffee. The 87-year-old had quite a career and mindset that foreshadowed the contemporary growth of marathon swimming in the United States. A lifelong math teacher, Russell swam all over the eastern U.S.

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Mo Is Better The Longer He Goes

Elaine Howley of the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association reported that Mo Siegel became the sixth person in history to complete the P2P Swim (Cape Cod Bay Swim). After a century of trying, only Russell Chaffee in 14 hours 40 minutes in 1968, Greg O’Connor in 10 hours 22 minutes in 2012, Janet Harris (2012), David Barra (2012), and Eileen Burke

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