Tag: James Penrose

Oceans Seven Swimmers Take On Tsugaru

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In addition to the dozens of Japanese who will attempt to cross the Tsugaru Channel this summer, several Oceans Seven channel swimmers will also make the attempt to cross from Honshu to Hokkaido in Japan. "Each of the foreign swimmers and the relays will be escorted by Captain Mizushima," explains Masayuki

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The Cold Hard Facts Of Swimming Straight

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. With official's boats looking on and kayakers alongside, no participants took the same line at the 3rd annual 14 km Cold Half marathon swim in Hong Kong. Race director Doug Woodring tracked each of the 35 athletes from China, the UK, Thailand, the United States and Hong Kong in the Cold Half - the results

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7 Uber Days Between 8 Long Bridges

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The fourth annual 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim took place between June 18th - 25th under the direction of David Barra and Rondi Davies. The world’s longest open water swimming competition – 120 miles (193 km) in all – included 7 swims over 7 days, starting at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Catskill, New York

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When Do We Separate?

When James Penrose (shown on left), John DaPrato and David Cook (shown below) started off in Spain to cross the Strait of Gibraltar, one issue was if or when they were going to swim together the entire way or separate at some point, both from themselves and Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa, their escort captain and the president of the Asociación de Cruce A Nado Del

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Three Amigos Meet Up In Morocco

60-year-old John DaPrato, 61-year-old James Penrose, and 42-year-old David Cook met up on the shores of Spain to knock off one of the Oceans Seven channel: the Strait of Gibraltar. Penrose completed his third Oceans Seven channel with his 5 hour 4 minute crossing. "We had good conditions and it absolutely great to see white African sand from 40 feet

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James Penrose Wastes No Time

James Penrose is efficient. The 61-year-old completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in just over 10 months. And it would have been even faster had he just missed the tides at the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim this June. Penrose completed the first swim in the English Channel on October 7th 2012 in 13 hours 32 minutes, then finished his

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