Tag: Wrigley Ocean Marathon

Dan Simonelli Plans A Catalina Déjà Vu

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Dan Simonelli was not around in 1927 when the first race across the Catalina Channel was held, but the American open swimming coach is going to do his best to replicate history. On the 99th anniversary of the Wrigley Ocean Marathon Swim, Simonelli will attempt a crossing of the Catalina Channel on January

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George Young In 1924

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. George Young was recently inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Open Water Swimmer. Young burst upon the international scene when he won the January 15th 1927 Wrigley Ocean Marathon across the Catalina Channel, but he was a fast and accomplished swimmer throughout his teenage

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