Tag: John York

A Powerhouse – 1990 USA National Open Water Swim Team

The 1990 relay of Americans Jay Wilkerson, Chad Hundeby, Martha Jahn, Karen Burton, Dirk Bouma, and Sid Cassidy set not only the long-standing England-to-France relay record of 6 hours 52 minutes, but they also set the France-to-England relay record coming back in the second leg of their two-way crossing in 7 hours 26 minutes and remain the fastest overall and fastest 2-way relay (England-to-France-to-England) in 14 hours 18 minutes in 1990.

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Catalina Channel Swimming Back In The Day

Catalina Channel Swimming Back In The Day Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Back in 1984 and 1989, Penny Dean and John York, along with a number of other marathon swimmers under the auspices of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, organized a USA Long Distance International Championships, a Cross Catalina Channel race, together with USA

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Marathon Swimming Is A Global Phenomena

In the Marathon Swimmers Forum, Evan Morrison of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association analyzed the opinions and survey results of 175 former, current or aspiring marathon swimmers from around the world. His expert analyses and presentation of the data are posted here. It was very interesting snapshot of the community that is estimated to include

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Anticipating And Dealing With The Cold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In the Mediterranean climate of Southern California where hundreds of outdoor pools dot the landscape, there are tens of thousands of swimmers who train daily under professional well-paid coaches. Under the nearly constant California sunshine, athletes enjoy beautiful aquatic facilities and miles and miles

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