Tag: Tina Neill

Nik Haynes Going About It All Backwards

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nik Haynes is a former American collegiate swimmer who set school records at Towson University in Maryland in backstroke. "My goal is to become the fastest and third person* in history to swim backstroke across the English Channel while raising money for WaterAid to help millions of people in the developing

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And Penny Palfrey Makes Three

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Double Triplers or Triple Doublers are individuals who have achieved two separate Triple Crowns of Open Water Swimming by completing at least two English Channel crossings, two Catalina Channel crossings, and two Manhattan Island Marathon Swims during the course of their career. As of yesterday, the

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Places To Swim Way, Way, Way Offshore

Courtesy of SurflineTV from Cortes Bank. The Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association (SBCSA) governs open water swims and channel attempts in the California Channel Islands, including the relay swims from San Clemente Island. SBCSA has observed and ratified two 6-person relays and Tina Neill's solo swim from San Clemente Island to the California

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When SEALs Stand Up To Sharks

When SEALs Stand Up To Sharks Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Scott Zornig of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association occasionally encourages qualified marathon swimmers to think about swimming from San Clemente Island to the California mainland, a 52-mile rough water swim that was pioneered in 2012 by Tina Neill who took 28 hours

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Double The Trouble, But Twice As Nice

67 individuals in the history of open water swimming have successfully completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming - across the English Channel, across the Catalina Channel and around Manhattan Island. From Ireland to India, the UK to the USA, Spain to South Africa, marathon swimmers are flocking to the English Channel and Catalina Channel...and

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Backstroke Swim Rules In The Open Water

With swimmers from Africa and Europe to the Americas, Oceania and Asia doing more and more non-freestyle swims in the open water, the issue of how to define butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke in the open water has been a topic in the global open water swimming community for some time.* The World Open Water Swimming Association developed an initial set

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