Tag: MIMS

James Tout Crosses The Thin Red Line

James Tout Crosses The Thin Red Line Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Four years ago, 62-year-old James Tout of Austin, Texas was a far cry from achieving the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. The Hawaiian Ironman, marathon runner, and English Channel swimmer was a far removed from this athletic days. Or so he thought. "One of my

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Mum’s On MIMS

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. One of the most organized swims in the world is the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. The circumnavigation of Manhattan requires at least 11 governmental authorizations and clearances from the U.S. Coast Guard, state government of New York, the individual boroughs of New York, New York City and various other

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Doug McConnell Starts To Swim Downhill

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There will be few people swimming around Manhattan Island with more eyes on them than Douglas McConnell, Managing Director of Vissant Capital Corporation. McConnell will start at 7:50 am (New York time) on June 28th and expects to finish around 5 pm. "We would love for you to follow along: by Facebook, by

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Courage Is Grace Under Pressure

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimmers and fans around the world expected Grace van der Byl to win the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. It took 2 attempts for the California marathon swimmer to realize her goal in completing the 28.5-mile circumnavigation around Manhattan Island in New York, but she got the job done in victorious fashion

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