Tag: Greg O’Connor

Out Of The Wood, Into The Ice

Courtesy of Phil White, Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival offshore the Mighty Memphremagog, Vermont. Phil White, visionary behind the 2nd annual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival, described the winter swimming meet in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, "Swimmers came from all over the United States and Canada. They brought their bathing suits, their funny hats,

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Nautical Nirvana, Helen Lin’s N2N2N

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When people see Helen Lin, their impressions, assumptions and beliefs about open water swimming, ice swimming and marathon swimming get trashed. When people see Lin compete in ice swimming competitions and complete unprecedented swims, they suddenly believe that either Lin is a superhuman or open water

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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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Paul Rekoff’s Awesome Five-Hour Swim

Paul Rekoff started the 20-mile Cape Cod Bay Swim at 5:08 am yesterday from White Horse Beach in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was attempting to complete a swim in which only 4 others in history had completed: Russell Chaffee (1968), Greg O’Connor (2012), Janet Harris (2012), David Barra (2012), and Eileen Burke (2012). Escorted by Massachusetts Open Water

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