Tag: Susie Maroney

Two Hall Of Famers And Fidel Castro

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Swimmers have been attempting to cross the Gulf Stream and swim from Cuba to Florida since 1950 (including Jose Cortinas, Leo Vigil, Rolando Elejalde, Luciana Nunez, Susie Maroney, Skip Storch, Chris Green, Diana Nyad, Walter Poenisch, Penny Palfrey and Chloë McCardel). Many of them met and had to receive

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Perry Crosses Susie Maroney’s Path

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. How big is marathon swimming on the world's stage? How interesting are the lives of swimmers? If International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honour Swimmer Susie Maroney is any indication, the answers are 'pretty big' and 'very'. The Daily Mail broke the story about how Cuba-to-Florida swimmer and 2-time

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When Open Water Icons Meet In New York

Photo © Marco Chiesa, Manhattan Island, New York. Results © NYC Swim. Looking back in the archives of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS), there were a number of renowned swimmers competing in the June 12th 1999 race: *5-time winner and 7-time world professional marathon swimming champion Shelley Taylor-Smith was serving as a partner swimmer for

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Shark Caged In The Ocean

Shark Caged In The Ocean Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Susie Maroney used one nearly 200 km from Cuba to Florida across the Straits of Florida, but Chloë McCardel is going without during her upcoming attempt. Skip Storch used a shark cage in his Cuba-to-America attempt, but he found it less useful than a jellyfish cage. "The

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Pretty In Pink And Ready To Rumble

Chloe McCardel's upcoming 103-mile marathon swim across the Florida Strait from Cuba to Florida will be done without any protective swimwear. She will face her journey like no one else has done before her over the last 40+ years. Susie Maroney and Skip Storch did their Cuba swims with shark cages. Penny Palfrey and Diana Nyad did their Cuba swims with

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