Tag: George Young

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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Fun Catalina Facts From George To Jaime

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 20.2 miles (32.5 km) between Santa Catalina Island and the Southern California mainland is a marathon swim achieved 265 times by 227 people since 1927. From the well-documented Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim in January 1927 in tough conditions, leaving in mid-day into 54 waters, when only George Young of

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Cashing In On Marathon Swimming

The Daily Mail reported that Olympic 10km Marathon Swim gold medal favorite Keri-Anne Payne has generated income of £500,000 from her sponsors, Links of London, British Gas, Speedo, Max Factor and Oral-B. With her bright smile, it is no wonder Oral-B is one of her sponsors. With British Gas' support of British Swimming, it makes sense that British Gas and

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