Tag: Tom Hecker

Tandem Times Two Triumphant

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The three-man relay team of Chris Kraus, Brian Ross, and Rick Gaenzle has a specific goal. The men want to become the first relay team to complete the Oceans Seven. After crossing the Tsugaru Channel, Molokai Channel, English Channel, North Channel, and Strait of Gibraltar, they have two channels

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Toes In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. TITW, an acronym for Toes In The Water, is the expected start time for an open water swim or practice, especially when a group swim is planned. The term was created in 2010 by Tom Hecker in La Jolla, California. Its equivalent or Toes In The Sand was created in 2012 by Jim Fitzpatrick in Laguna Beach,

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Heck Of A Swim By Tom In The Cook Strait

Tom Hecker, the co-chairman of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club, completed his fourth channel of the Oceans Seven when he crossed the Cook Strait in 10 hours 36 minutes. Guided by the legendary Philip Rush, the popular, ever-optimistic 59-year-old marathon swimmer became the oldest person to successful swim in the notoriously rough and cold waters between the

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