The Swim Kid Achieves The Triple Crown

The Swim Kid Achieves The Triple Crown

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Swim Kid, The Official Dan Canta Story is an Akkordien Films Production and film about Dan Canta, a 17-year-old Romanian open water swimmer who lives in Melbourne, Australia.

With his victory at the 45.8 km 20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan in New York City in 7 hours 55 minutes, he is one of the youngest athletes to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

In addition to his 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan Island, Canta swam across the Catalina Channel in 11 hours 13 minutes taking 47,110 strokes across the channel. He swam across the English Channel in 14 hours 30 minutes in 2015.

October 1st Results of the 20 Bridges (Pier A Battery Start/Finish):
1 Dan Canta 7:55:52 (Romania/Australia)
2 Devon Clifford 8:03:10 (Mamaroneck, New York)
3 Maureen Montgomery 8:04:11 (Clearwater, Florida)
4 James Loreto 8:09:44 (Bethesda, Maryland)
5 Daniel Martinez Lobo 8:11:41 (London, United Kingdom)
6 Jaimie Monahan 8:13:20 (New York, New York)
7 Arlene Gonzalez 8:16:18 (Mexico)
8 Caroline Block 8:48:19 (Baltimore, Maryland)

Photos are from Canta’s English Channel crossing in 2015 at the age of 16.

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