Tag: John Pittman

Expect The Unexpected In The High Seas

Course data and image of the Out, Around, and Back Relay, courtesy of Evan Morrison. Sharks. Jellyfish. Hypothermia. Currents. Winds. Small craft advisories. Injuries. There are many, many reasons for a swim to result in an uncompleted mission - mostly to do with marine creatures or the marine environment. But in the world of open water swimming,

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Shipp To Shore

Photos courtesy of Phil White. Article courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yesterday, 55-year-old Bill Shipp completed his Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with a Catalina Channel crossing of 11 hours 47 minutes. The prostate cancer survivor and attorney from Maryland faced windy conditions and a challenging 11:09 pm start. "But the sea

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Taking The Long Route To The Mainland

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Halestorm is a 6-person relay that swam an unorthodox 33.5-mile course from Long Point on Santa Catalina Island to Laguna Beach on the Southern California mainland in 19 hours 44 minutes. In order of appearance, the team members who crossed the Gulf of Santa Catalina included Brett Rose, Tom Hale, Roddy

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Swim Long Beach Have Serious Fun

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the not always appreciated differences between the English Channel in Europe and the Catalina Channel in California is the support generated by the local communities. While hundreds of locals and near-locals have either attempted or completed an English Channel solo swim or participated in a relay,

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