Tag: Reg Brickell

Honoring Pilots Around The World

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame has recognized 8 Honour Pilots since 1961. The male mariners (no women has ever been so honored) in the Hall of Fame are known for their histories of achievements as an escort pilot of channel swimmers. They exclusively include men who have plied the water

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Seeing Part Of History

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While the shores of Dover are crowded with channel aspirants from around the world, it was not always the case. Dover as a destination and Cap Gris Nez as the goal is on the minds of many, but it was less of a thoroughfare in the 20th century. But swims out in the English Channel always have many untold

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Hall of Famers, Like Father, Like Sons

The International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame honored the offspring of Reg Brickell Senior in its 2009 Class, Reg Brickell Jr. and Ray Brickell.While the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame has honored husband-and-wife (Roger and Valerie Parsons and Ray and Audrey Scott), twins (Carole and Sarah Hunt), father-and-daughter (Robert and Christine

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