Tag: Irene van der Laan

Irene Van Der Laan Voted Into ISHOF

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 52-year-old Irene van der Laan, inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 1985, will also be inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Open Water Swimmer in 2015. It is a well-deserved recognition for an athlete with one of the most

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Swimming Around The Earth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The circumference of the earth at the equator is 24,901 miles or 40,075 km. It would take a lifetime to swim the equivalent of this distance, but it is our guess that many veteran open water swimmers have either swum this equivalent or are really close. Swimmers like Jim McConica (USA), Sally

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