Triple Crowners Showcase Their Fountain Of Youth

Triple Crowners Showcase Their Fountain Of Youth

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

In addition to the most recent additions of Gordon Gridley, Fionnuala Walsh, John Walker, Joelle Beard, Doug McConnell [shown on left], and David Livengood, there are now 89 people in history who have successfully completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

Where do these people stack up in terms of their chronological ages?

Most Triple Crowners are over 30, many are over 40, several are over 50, and a few over 60 – with ages trending upwards.

Doug McConnell took an initial shot at researching the Triple Crowners‘ ages and the World Open Water Swimming Association found a few more data points, but the data below is still incomplete and unconfirmed.

If any data below is incorrect or missing, please feel free to contact the World Open Water Swimming Association with the proper information. The list will be revised immediately.

Current Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming list (as of July 2014 showing the age of the swimmer during each of their first swims):

1. Alison Streeter (UK)
English Channel (19 in 1984), Catalina Channel (22 in 1987), Manhattan Island (22 in 1987)

2. Taranath Narayan Shenoy (India, born 1961)
English Channel (24 in 1985), Catalina Channel (26 in 1987), Manhattan Island (26 in 1987)

3. Rick Barthels (USA)
English Channel (1993), Catalina Channel (1990), Manhattan Island (1987)

4. Bob West (USA, born 1936)
English Channel (60 in 1993), Catalina Channel (62 in 1990), Manhattan Island (53 in 1987)

5. Peter Urrea (USA, born 1940)
English Channel (56 in 1996), Catalina Channel (57 in 1997), Manhattan Island (51 in 1991)

6. Carol Sing (USA, born 1942)
English Channel (57 in 1999), Catalina Channel (55 in 1997), Manhattan Island (56 in 1998)

7. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico, born 1959) (twice, in 1999 and again in 2009)
English Channel (40 in 1999), Catalina Channel (40 in 1990), Manhattan Island (38 in 1997)

8. Nick Olmos-Lau, M.D. (Mexico, born 1946)
English Channel (58 in 2004), Catalina Channel (53 in 1999), Manhattan Island (55 in 2001)

9. T. Scott Coleman (USA, born 1954)
English Channel (42 in 1996), Catalina Channel (46 in 2000), Manhattan Island (51 in 2005)

10. Rebecca Jackman-Beeler (USA, born 1964)
English Channel (39 in 2003), Catalina Channel (37 in 2001), Manhattan Island (38 in 2002)

11. Kevin Murphy (UK, born 1949)
English Channel (40 in 1999), Catalina Channel (40 in 1990), Manhattan Island (38 in 1997)

12. Kathleen Wilson (USA, born 1963)
English Channel (38 in 2001), Catalina Channel (41 in 2004), Manhattan Island (36 in 1999)

13. Forrest Nelson (USA, born 1966)
English Channel (39 in 2005), Catalina Channel (47 in 2013), Manhattan Island (41 in 2007)

14. Andrew Hewitt (USA, born 1963)
English Channel (42 in 2005), Catalina Channel (42 in 2005), Manhattan Island (41 in 2004)

15. David Blanke (USA, born 1960)
English Channel (41 in 2001), Catalina Channel (45 in 2005), Manhattan Island (51 in 2011)

16. Elizabeth Fry (USA, born 1959)
English Channel (52 in 2011), Catalina Channel (46 in 2005), Manhattan Island (50 in 2011)

17. Marcia Cleveland (USA, born 1964)
English Channel (30 in 1994), Catalina Channel (41 in 2005), Manhattan Island (32 in 1996)

18. Bill Hoehn (USA)
English Channel (53 in 2004), Catalina Channel (54 in 2005), Manhattan Island (53 in 2004)

19. Sally Minty-Gravett (Jersey, born 1958)
English Channel (35 in 1992), Catalina Channel (49 in 2006), Manhattan Island (42 in 1999)

20. James Pittar (Australia, born 1970)
English Channel (28 in 1998), Catalina Channel (36 in 2006), Manhattan Island (29 in 1999)

21. Scott Richards (USA, born 1959)
English Channel (48 in 2007), Catalina Channel (47 in 2006), Manhattan Island (47 in 2006)

22. Andrew Alan Voisard (USA)
English Channel (2007), Catalina Channel (2006), Manhattan Island (2007)

23. Tina Neill (USA, born 1966) (twice in 2008 and again in 2012)
English Channel (39 in 2005), Catalina Channel (41 in 2007), Manhattan Island (46 in 2012)

24. Rendy Lynn Opdycke (USA, born 1984)
English Channel (24 in 2008), Catalina Channel (24 in 2008), Manhattan Island (24 in 2008)

25. Michelle Davidson (USA, born 1970)
English Channel (34 in 2004), Catalina Channel (38 in 2008), Manhattan Island (37 in 2007)

26. Michelle Macy (USA, born 1977)
English Channel (30 in 2007), Catalina Channel (31 in 2008), Manhattan Island (31 in 2008)

27. Tom Hecker (USA, born 1949)
English Channel (56 in 2005), Catalina Channel (60 in 2009), Manhattan Island (59 in 2008)

28. Erica Moffett (USA, born 1968)
English Channel (38 in 2006), Catalina Channel (40 in 2008), Manhattan Island (39 in 2007)

29. Nancy Steadman-Martin (USA, born 1955)
English Channel (49 in 2004), Catalina Channel (53 in 2008), Manhattan Island (52 in 2007)

30. Michael Miller (USA, born 1954)
English Channel (54 in 2008), Catalina Channel (56 in 2010), Manhattan Island (50 in 2004)

31. Nick Adams (UK, born 1976)
English Channel (16 in 1991), Catalina Channel (32 in 2009), Manhattan Island (19 in 1996)

32. Elaine Kornbau Howley (USA, born 1976)
English Channel (33 in 2009), Catalina Channel (32 in 2008), Manhattan Island (33 in 2009)

33. Stephen Autry, M.D. (USA)
English Channel (2007), Catalina Channel (2009), Manhattan Island (2009)

34. Jeffrey Cleveland (USA)
English Channel (2008), Catalina Channel (2009), Manhattan Island (2010)

35. Sakura Hingley (UK)
English Channel (23 in 2005), Catalina Channel (27 in 2009), Manhattan Island (28 in 2010)

36. Samantha Simon (USA, born 1990)
English Channel (19 in 2009), Catalina Channel (20 in 2010), Manhattan Island (20 in 2010)

37. Jim Barber (USA, born 1956)
English Channel (50 in 2006), Catalina Channel (54 in 2010), Manhattan Island (35 in 1991)

38. Craig Lenning (USA, born 1980)
English Channel (30 in 2010), Catalina Channel (29 in 2009), Manhattan Island (30 in 2010)

39. Mallory Mead (USA, born 1985)
English Channel (23 in 2008), Catalina Channel (25 in 2010), Manhattan Island (19 in 2004)

40. Dave Barra (USA, born 1965)
English Channel (45 in 2010), Catalina Channel (45 in 2010), Manhattan Island (45 in 2010)

41. Penny Palfrey (Australia, born 1962)
English Channel (44 in 2006), Catalina Channel (48 in 2010), Manhattan Island (47 in 2009)

42. Dan Richards (USA, born 1956)
English Channel (54 in 2010), Catalina Channel (52 in 2008), Manhattan Island (55 in 2011)

43. Tobey Saracino (USA, born 1975)
English Channel (33 in 2008), Catalina Channel (36 in 2011), Manhattan Island (35 in 2010)

44. Yesenia Cabrera (Guatemala, born 1973)
English Channel (35 in 2008), Catalina Channel (38 in 2011), Manhattan Island (34 in 2007)

45. Michael Renford (Australia, born 1962)
English Channel (45 in 2007), Catalina Channel (50 in 2012), Manhattan Island (47 in 2009)

46. Mo Siegel (USA, born 1951)
English Channel (59 in 2010), Catalina Channel (60 in 2011), Manhattan Island (60 in 2011)

47. Anthony Zamora (USA)
English Channel (47 in 2009), Catalina Channel (46 in 2008), Manhattan Island (46 in 2008)

48. Brad McVetta (USA)
English Channel (2011), Catalina Channel (2011), Manhattan Island (2011)

49. Jaime Caballero (Spain, born 1975)
English Channel (32 in 2007), Catalina Channel (37 in 2012), Manhattan Island (35 in 2010)

50. William ‘Davis’ Lee (Bahamas)
English Channel (2010), Catalina Channel (2011), Manhattan Island (2012)

51. James Fitzpatrick (USA, born 1954)
English Channel (50 in 2005), Catalina Channel (53 in 2008), Manhattan Island (57 in 2012)

52. Darren Miller (USA, born 1983)
English Channel (27 in 2010), Catalina Channel (28 in 2011), Manhattan Island (29 in 2012)

53. Miquel Suñer Comalat (Spain, born 1977)
English Channel (33 in 2010), Catalina Channel (35 in 2012), Manhattan Island (34 in 2011)

54. Eddie Irwin (Ireland, born 1972)
English Channel (36 in 2008), Catalina Channel (40 in 2012), Manhattan Island (39 in 2011)

55. Selina Moreno Pasagali (Spain, 1972)
English Channel (37 in 2009), Catalina Channel (40 in 2012), Manhattan Island (39 in 2011)

56. Katie Benoit (USA/Germany, born 1978)
English Channel (34 in 2012), Catalina Channel (32 in 2010), Manhattan Island (32 in 2010)

57. Hendrik Meerman (USA, born 1962)
English Channel (44 in 2006), Catalina Channel (50 in 2011), Manhattan Island (49 in 2011)

58. Sarah Thomas (USA)
English Channel (2012), Catalina Channel (2010), Manhattan Island (2011)

59. Dan Boyle (USA, born 1966)
English Channel (40 in 2006), Catalina Channel (46 in 2012), Manhattan Island (39 in 2005)

60. Barbara Held (USA, born 1953)
English Channel (59 in 2012), Catalina Channel (57 in 2010), Manhattan Island (58 in 2011)

61. Mariel Hawley (Mexico)
English Channel (2011), Catalina Channel (2012), Manhattan Island (2009)

62. Dave Smith (USA)
English Channel (2012), Catalina Channel (2010), Manhattan Island (2011)

63. Cindy Walsh (USA, born 1962)
English Channel (50 in 2012), Catalina Channel (46 in 2008), Manhattan Island (46 in 2008)

64. Jaimie Monahan (USA, born 1979)
English Channel (30 in 2009), Catalina Channel (33 in 2012), Manhattan Island (31 in 2010)

65. Ned Denison (Ireland, born 1958)
English Channel (47 in 2005), Catalina Channel (54 in 2012), Manhattan Island (49 in 2007)

66. Gábor Molnár (Hungary)
English Channel (2010), Catalina Channel (2012), Manhattan Island (2011)

67. Roger Finch (South Africa, born 1957)
English Channel (54 in 2011), Catalina Channel (54 in 2012), Manhattan Island (54 in 2012)

68. Lance Ogren (USA, born 1971)
English Channel (38 in 2009), Catalina Channel (42 in 2013), Manhattan Island (39 in 2010)

69. Katy Dooley (USA)
English Channel (2012), Catalina Channel (2011), Manhattan Island (2013)

70. Thomas W. Kofler (Italy, born 1966)
English Channel (43 in 2009), Catalina Channel (47 in 2013), Manhattan Island (46 in 2012)

71. Kent Nicholas (USA)
English Channel (2013), Catalina Channel (2011), Manhattan Island (2012)

72. Barbara Pellick (Australia, born 1965)
English Channel (30 in 1995), Catalina Channel (48 in 2000), Manhattan Island (35 in 2000)

73. Nial Funchion (USA, born 1965)
English Channel (27 in 1992), Catalina Channel (48 in 2013), Manhattan Island (47 in 2012)

74. Karen Throsby (UK, born 1968)
English Channel (42 in 2010), Catalina Channel (43 in 2011), Manhattan Island (45 in 2013)

75. James Penrose (UK, born 1952)
English Channel (60 in 2012), Catalina Channel (61 in 2013), Manhattan Island (61 in 2013)

76. Jim Neitz (USA)
English Channel (2011), Catalina Channel (2011), Manhattan Island (2013)

77. Steven Green (USA)
English Channel (2012), Catalina Channel (2010), Manhattan Island (2013)

78. Ron Collins (USA, born 1962)
English Channel (42 in 2004), Catalina Channel (51 in 2013), Manhattan Island (40 in 2002)

79. Courtney Moates Paulk (USA, born 1969)
English Channel (43 in 2012), Catalina Channel (44 in 2013), Manhattan Island (42 in 2011)

80. Javier Gutierrez (Mexico, born 1974)
English Channel (37 in 2011), Catalina Channel (39 in 2013), Manhattan Island (38 in 2012)

81. Jesus Samuel Neri (Mexico, born 1965)
English Channel (48 in 2013), Catalina Channel (46 in 2011), Manhattan Island (46 in 2011)

82. Ceinwen Roberts (Australia, born 1981)
English Channel (30 in 2011), Catalina Channel (32 in 2013), Manhattan Island (32 in 2013)

83. Graeme Lowe (Jersey, born 1965)
English Channel (46 in 2011), Catalina Channel (48 in 2013), Manhattan Island (47 in 2012)

84. Gordon Gridley (USA, born 1972)
English Channel (40 in 2012), Catalina Channel (41 in 2013), Manhattan Island (42 in 2014)

85. Fionnuala Walsh (Ireland)
English Channel (2012), Catalina Channel (2013), Manhattan Island (2014)

86. John Walker (USA)
English Channel (2013), Catalina Channel (2013), Manhattan Island (2014)

87. Joëlle Beard (USA, born 1988)
English Channel (24 in 2012), Catalina Channel (25 in 2013), Manhattan Island (26 in 2014)

88. Doug McConnell (USA, born 1958)
English Channel (53 in 2011), Catalina Channel (54 in 2012), Manhattan Island (56 in 2014)

89. David Livengood (USA, born 1963)
English Channel (47 in 2010), Catalina Channel (48 in 2011), Manhattan Island (51 in 2014)

If any data above is incorrect or missing, please feel free to email the World Open Water Swimming Association with the proper information. The list will be revised immediately.

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