Tag: Chris Geer

The Colors Of Catalina Crossings

The Colors Of Catalina Crossings Courtesy of Swim Long Beach, Catalina Channel, California. A guarantee during a Catalina Channel crossing is seeing a wide spectrum of colors. The colors of the sky and the water ranges from light blues in the middle of the day to a mixture of oranges, reds, purples, dark blues and inky black from sunset to sunrise before

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George Young Day

87 years ago today, Canadian George Young entered into the annals of open water swimming history. The Toronto teenager was the lone finisher out of 102 swimmers in the 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim, a 20.2-mile traverse across the Catalina Channel in 15 hours 44 minutes. "We put a covering of graphite over the grease before I put on my bathing suit to

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