Tag: Sarah Thomas

Pioneers Are Honored From North To South

Photos by Phil White. Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Magog (Québec, Canada) Mayor Vicki May Hamm honored Billy Connor and Sarah Thomas at City Hall in Magog, Québec for their historic swims: Connor's first traverse of Lake Memphremagog in 1955 when he swam through a thunderstorm and Thomas' first double crossing in 2013 when she faced

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Sarah Thomas Does It Over And Over Again

There are few in the open water swimming world who elicit the global praise and deeply felt respect and admiration like American marathon swimmer Sarah Thomas. The Colorado native embodies the mantra of fellow open water swimming enthusiast Bob Roper, “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” As the channel swimmer considered the number of channels and

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Sarah Thomas, Double-Crosser Twice Over

31-year-old Sarah Thomas did it again. After her successful Lake Tahoe two-way crossing in August, Thomas took on another two-way attempt in Lake Memphremagog that stretches from the U.S. state of Vermont to the Canadian province of Québec. She began her 50-mile unprecedented adventure on the Canadian side when she stepped into the water in Magog, Québec

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Sarah Thomas, The Double-Crosser

After becoming the first person to complete a two-way bioprene crossing of Lake Tahoe earlier this summer, Sarah Thomas has accepted another double-crossing challenge: a 50-mile two-way crossing attempt of Lake Memphremagog between the U.S. state of Vermont and the Canadian province of Quebec. That is a tough, tough double in a high alpine lake and a

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