Tag: Greg Elliot

5,000 Reasons To Give Hope

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swim Across America is raising money for the City of Hope Cancer Hospital and Research Center in Duarte, California in a new project with the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Three teams of six swimmers will take off from Santa Catalina Island and

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Music To The Ears Of Channel Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When Captain Greg Elliot starts to play his bagpipes, it is truly music to the ears of the swimmers and crew who he escorts across the Catalina Channel. Captain Elliot is an escort pilot for the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, escorting dozens of channel swimmers and relays between Santa Catalina

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Cool Boat Names For Open Water Swims

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Boats - diesel-powered or electric - are the lifeblood of the open water swimming world. Whether a mass participation swim in a lake or a solo attempt across a channel, boats offer safety, communications, and escorts to the swimmer, crews, officials and the race organizers. Official boats, escort boats,

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