Tag: Rose Pitonof

A Rose Blooms From Island To Island

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Rose Pitonof Swim, a tidal-assisted 17-mile (27.3 km) swim from Manhattan Island to Coney Island in New York, will be held on August 13th. "This annual event commemorates the historic swim of Rose Pitonof, a world champion swimmer of the early 1900s," explains race founder Deanne Draeger. "Rose was the

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Rose Pitonof, Boston’s Ocean Pearl

Deanne Draeger read a beautiful poem about Rose Pitonof's during Rose's induction at the 2013 International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonial dinner in Cork, Ireland. William Curran's poem read, "With fond and faithful rememberance of the 13th day of August 1911, when we saw a mightly little lady, Miss Rose Pitonof, breaking all previous records.

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Rose Pitonof Honored By The Hall Of Fame

Deanne Draeger, founder of Urban Swim and the race director for the 17-mile Rose Pitinof Centennial Swim, accepted the award on behalf of Rose Pitinof who was selected as a Honour Pioneer Swimmer by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Over 100 years ago, the pioneering women completed a 17-mile swim in New York from Manhattan Island to Coney

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Rose Pitonof Recognized As A Pioneer

One hundred years ago, Rose Pitonof was a Pioneer. Her early exploits in the history of marathon swimming were recognized as a Pioneer Swimmer by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Pitonof, who lived from 1895 to 1984, was a marathon swimmer of the early 20th century and is the namesake of the 17-mile Rose Pitonof Centennial Swim. 2011 was

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Rose Blossoms After 100 Years

Rose Blossoms After 100 Years Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Deanne Draeger reported that the Rose Pitonof Centennial Swim blossomed to a grand success. The 17-mile memorial swim went from Manhattan Island to Coney Island in New York as the 100th anniversary of Rose Pitonof's historic swim. Rose Pitonof was a marathon swimmer from

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