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No Rest Doing Breast To Coney Island

Alan Jay Morrison completed a 7.5-mile marathon swim doing breaststroke from Sandy Hook in New Jersey to Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York. Lynn Sherr reports, "Alan was aiming to replicate the record set in 1879 by Captain Matthew Webb's crossing from Sandy Hook to Manhattan Beach. Alas, the tides turned and the currents kept Alan from that, but

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If You Learn To Swim With Ease

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Samuel Richards, Jr. was an American open water swimmer who won the 1911 and 1912 Boston Light Swim. Richards won the 1912 race in a time of 5 hours 15 minutes when only 3 swimmers out of 42 entrants completed the race. He was a famed member of the L Street Brownies Club in Boston, Massachusetts who

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