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World Marathon Swimming Records In The Americas

World Marathon Swimming Records In The Americas

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A list of world marathon swimming records currently recognized in the Americas.

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A list of world marathon swimming records currently recognized in the Americas.

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http://www.dailynewsofopenwaterswimming.com

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World Marathon Swimming Records – The Americas
The list below is a list of the marathon swimming records over 10 kilometers in the Americas – done without wetsuits and according to traditional English Channel swimming rules. With over 70% of the Earth covered in water, the number of records and locations to swim are numerous and potentially endless. If you know of additional records or new records that have been set in the Americas, please email the name of the world record holder, their country, date (month, day and year), location, distance and official time to Open Water Source. Catalina Channel Women’s Fastest Solo Crossing (Mainland-to-Catalina): Penny Lee Dean (USA), 1 September 1976, 7:15:55 Men’s Fastest Solo Crossing (Mainland-to-Catalina): Pete Huisveld (USA), 1992, 7:37:31 Women’s Fastest Solo Crossing (Catalina-to-Mainland): Karen Burton (USA), 1994, 7:43:06 Men’s Fastest Solo Crossing (Catalina-to-Mainland): Todd Robinson (USA), 2009, 8:05:44 Women’s Fastest Double Crossing (Catalina-Mainland-Catalina): Penny Lee Dean (USA), 4 September 1977, 20:03:17 Men’s Fastest Double Crossing (Mainland-Catalina-Mainland): John York (USA), 21 September 1978, 16:42 Women’s Fastest Double Crossing (Mainland-Catalina-Mainland): Tina Neill (USA), 22:02:46 Fastest Circumnavigation of Catalina Island: Cindy Cleveland (USA), 24 hours Most Crossings, Male: John York (USA), 6 Most Crossings, Female: Tina Neill (USA), 4 Oldest Male Swimmer: 62-year-old Bob West (USA) Oldest Female Swimmer: 56-year-old Barbara Held (USA), 17 August 2010, 9:36:53 Youngest Swimmer, Boy: Andy Taylor (USA), 6 September 1972, 12 years Youngest Swimmer, Girl: Stacy Frezonki (USA), 14 years Fastest Backstroke Crossing: Tina Neill (USA), 25 July 2008, 10:37 Fastest Butterfly Crossing: Vicki Keith (Canada), 23 September 1989, 14:53:26 Fastest Breaststroke Crossing: Jason Lassen (USA), 30 September 2010, 15:59

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Lake Ontario (minimum of 45K in Canada) First Crossing: Marilyn Bell (Canada), 9 September 1954, 20:55 Fastest Crossing (50K): John Kinsella (USA), 16 August 1978, 13:49 Fastest Female Crossing: Cindy Nicholas (Canada), 17 August 1974, 15:10 Oldest Male Crossing: Bill Sadlo (USA), 23 August 1957, 25:01 Oldest Female Crossing: 54-year-old Colleen Shields (Canada), 13 August 2006, 16:30:17 Youngest Male Crossing: 19-year-old Gregg Taylor (Canada), 14 August 2003, 19:23 Youngest Female Crossing: 15-year-old Jade Scognamillo (Canada), 1 August 2009, 19:59:49 Lake Tahoe (width and lengthwise, California, U.S.A.) First Crossing Male and First North – South Crossing: Fred Rogers (USA), age 29, 21 July 1955, 19:06 for 19.96 miles from Kings Beach to Bijou Youngest Crossing Male: Fred Rogers (USA), age 29, 21 July 1955, 19:06 for 19.96 miles from Kings Beach to Bijou (North - South) Fastest Overall Crossing: Dave Kenyon (USA), age 35, 12 September 1987, 9:20 for 20.81 miles from Tahoe Keys to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (South - North) First Male South – North Crossing: Dave Kenyon (USA), 12 September 1987, 9:20 for 20.81 miles from Tahoe Keys to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (South - North) First Crossing Female: Mrytle Huddleston (USA), age 34, 23 August 1931, 22:58 for 10.48 miles from Deadman's Point to Tahoe City (East - West) Fastest Crossing Female: Catheryne Diprete (USA), age 44, 30 September 2007, 10:14 for 21.091 miles from Tahoe Keys to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (South - North) Oldest Crossing Female: Catheryne Diprete (USA), age 44, 30 September 2007, 10:14 for 21.091 miles from Tahoe Keys to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (South - North) Youngest Crossing Female: Lenore Modell (USA), age 13, 6 October 1963, 13:34 for 20.49 miles from Tahoe Keys to Kings Beach (South - North) First Longest Distance Crossing Female: Karen Rogers (USA), age 42, 12 August 2009, 10:50 for 22.1 miles from Camp Richardson, California to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (South - North) Fastest Longest Distance Crossing Female: Patti Bauernfeind (USA), age 42, 28 August 2009, 10:39:38 for 22.1 miles from Camp Richardson, California to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (South - North) Oldest Crossing Male Kevin Murphy (Great Britain), age 54, 24 July 2003, 13:56 for 20.67 miles from Pope Beach to Kings Beach (South - North): Oldest Crossing Male: Tom Linthicum (USA), age 51, 16 August 2009, 17+ hours for 22.1 miles from Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada to Camp Richardson, California (North © 2010, 2011 by Open Water Source. All Rights Reserved. p. 2

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South) First Longest Distance Crossing Male: Ken Harmon (USA), age 45, 22 August 2005, 11:19 for 22.1 miles from Camp Richardson, California to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (South - North) Fastest Longest Distance Crossing Male: Ken Harmon (USA) 45, 22 August 2005, 11:19 minutes for 22.1 miles from Camp Richardson, California to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (South - North) Fastest Longest Distance Crossing Male (North - South): Clark Bird (USA), age 39, 22 August 2010, 13:23 for 22.1 miles from Camp Richardson, California to Hyatt Beach in Incline Village, Nevada (North - South) Kingdom Swim (Lake Memphremagog, Vermont, U.S.A.) Overall 10-mile Course: Rondi Davies (Australia), 24 July 2010, 3:56:49 Lake Winnipesaukee (22 miles, New Hampshire, U.S.A.) Oldest Person to Cross: 76-year-old George Brunstad (USA), 26 August 2010, 22:00 Clarence Strait (15 miles, Alaska, U.S.A.) Fastest Crossing: Michelle Macy (USA), 2010, 6:36 First Crossing: Michelle Macy (USA), 2010, 6:36 Pennock Island Challenge (13K, Alaska, U.S.A.) First Circumnavigation: William Schultz (USA), 11 July 2004, 3:10 Fastest Circumnavigation: Sean Seaver (USA), 2005, 2:36 Fastest Female Circumnavigation: Michelle Macy (USA), 2008, 3:16 Sitka Sound (13K, Alaska, U.S.A.) First Crossing: Claudia Rose (USA), 21 August, 2009, 4:36 Monterey Bay Crossing (25 – 28 miles, California, U.S.A.) First Crossing: Cindy Cleveland (USA), 17 September 1980, 15:21:18 Santa Barbara Channel (California, U.S.A.) First Channel Crossing from Mainland to Anacapa Island (10.8 nautical miles): Cindy Cleveland (USA), 1978 First Channel Crossing from Anacapa Island to Mainland (10.8 nautical miles): Cindy
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Cleveland (USA), 1978 First Double-Channel Crossing (Anacapa-Mainland-Anacapa, 21.6 nautical miles): Cindy Cleveland (USA), 1978 First Channel Crossing from Santa Cruz Island to Mainland (16.5 nautical miles): David Yudovin (USA), 1983, 15:15 Fastest Channel Crossing from Santa Cruz Island to Mainland (16.5 nautical miles): Ned Denison (USA/Ireland), 2006, 10:27 First Channel Crossing between Anacapa Island and Santa Cruz Island (4 nautical miles): Scott Zornig (USA), 2007, 2:18 First Female Channel Crossing between Santa Rosa Island and Santa Cruz Island (5 nautical miles): Penny Palfrey (Australia), 2008, 2:30 First Male Channel Crossing between Santa Rosa Island and Santa Cruz Island (5 nautical miles): Chris Palfrey (Australia), 2008. First San Miguel Channel Crossing from San Miguel to Mainland (22.6 nautical miles): Penny Palfrey (Australia), 26 September 2008, 11:29:46 Fastest San Miguel Channel Crossing from San Miguel to Mainland: Penny Palfrey (Australia), 26 September 2008, 11:29:46 First Channel Crossing from Santa Barbara Island to Mainland (38 miles): Penny Palfrey, 2009, 17:53 First Channel Crossing from Santa Rosa Island to Mainland (Goleta, 23.8 nautical miles): Mark Lewis (USA), 17 July 2008, 15:46 Boston Harbor (Massachusetts, U.S.A.) First Crossing (10 miles): Louis Jacot (USA), 1907 Fastest Crossing (8 miles): David Alleva (USA), 1996, 2:23.03 Fastest Female Crossing (8 miles): Elizabeth Mancuso (USA), 2010, 2:42.15 Fastest Double Crossing (16 miles): Elaine Kornbau Howley and Greg O’Connor (USA), 2010, 7:07 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (28.5 miles, New York, U.S.A.) First Circumnavigation: 18-year-old Robert Dowling (USA), 1915, 13:45 First Female Circumnavigation: Ida Elionsky (USA), 24 September 1916, 11:35 Fastest Circumnavigation: Shelley Taylor-Smith (Australia), 1995, 5:45 Fastest Male Circumnavigation: Kristian Rutford (USA), 1992, 5:53:57 First Male Reverse Circumnavigation: Kristian Rutford (USA), 1995, 17:48 Fastest Reverse Circumnavigation (clockwise direction): Elizabeth Fry (USA), 2009, 11:41
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Ederle Swim (17.5 miles from New York to New Jersey, U.S.A.) Fastest Swim: Tammy Van Wisse (Australia), 21 July 2006, 5:06 Fastest Male Swim: Lance Ogren (USA), 23 October 2010, 5:10 Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (Quebec, Canada) Fastest 32K Crossing: Stéphane Lecat (France), 6:22 Fastest 64K Crossing: Paul Asmuth (USA), 17:06 Bear Lake (19 miles, on the border of Utah and Idaho, U.S.A.) First Crossing: John Quackenbush (USA), 2009, 15:00 Fastest Crossing: James Jonsson (USA), 2010, 8:53 Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island to Saltair (6.55 miles, Utah, U.S.A.) First Crossing: C.S. Leaf (USA), 1919, 2:28.27 Fastest Crossing: Orson Spencer (USA), 1927, 2:20 Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island to Black Rock Beach (8.12 miles, Utah, U.S.A.) First Crossing: Orson Spencer (USA), 1937, 3:40.52 Fastest Crossing: Gordon Gridley (USA), 11 September 2010, 3:24.37 RiverFest Endurance Swim (11.7 miles, Oregon, U.S.A.) Fastest Swim: Michelle Macy (USA), 20 August 2010, 5:18:40 Fastest Male Swim: Ron Thompson (USA), 20 August 2010, 6:02:13 Oldest Female: 49-year-old Joni Young (USA), 20 August 2010, 6:07:39 Oldest Male: 55-year-old Keith Dow (USA), 20 August 2010, 6:41:26 Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (24 miles, Tampa Bay, Florida) First Crossing: Ron Collins (USA), 15 April 1998 Fastest Crossing: Chris Derks (USA), 20 April 2001, 7:41:38 Fastest Female Crossing: Penny Palfrey (Australia), 19 April 2008, 7:51:24 Farallones Island Swim (27 miles / 43K in California, U.S.A.)
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First Crossing from Farallones Island to Bolinas on California Mainland: Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Evans (USA), 20 August 1967, 13:44:52 Farallones Island Swim (27 miles / 43K in California, U.S.A.) First Crossing from Farallones Island to Golden Gate Bridge: Ted Erikson (USA), September 1967, 14:38 King of the Sea (Rei do Mar) (10K, Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Fastest Swim: Alexander Studzinski (Germany), 12 December 2010, 1:13:15 Hudson River Marathon Swim (150 miles in New York, U.S.A.) Fastest Staged Swim from the Albany Yacht Club to Pier A, Battery Park, New York City: Skip Storch (USA), 15-25 August 2005, 41:30 Chicago Skyline Swim (25 miles, Illinois, U.S.A.) First Swim: Kevin Murphy (Great Britain), 2002, 23:31 (48.2K or 30 miles from Evanston, Illinois to Hammond, Indiana) Fastest Swim: David Blanke, Chris Layton, Marcia Cleveland (USA), 30 July 2008, 12:49 Non-stop Lake Swim (83K, Lake Cane, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A) Longest Swim: Yuko Matsuzaki (Japan), 12 October 2007, 33:24 Lake Cane Marathon Swim (82K, Lake Cane, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.) Fastest Swim: Yuko Matsuzaki (Japan), 2006, 29:55 Block Island to Point Judith (10.25 miles, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) First Crossing: Jim Bayles (USA), 26 July 2005, 5:04 Pollock Rip Channel (11 miles, Cape Code to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) First Crossing: Jim Bayles (USA), 27 July 2004, 5:01:57 Lake Travis Swim (12 miles, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.) Fastest Crossing: Chris Derks (USA), 2008, 3:46:16

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Conanicut Island (Conanicut, Rhode Island, U.S.A.) First Single Circumnavigation (20.6 miles): Ray Gandy (USA), 2 July 2010 First Double Circumnavigation (41.2 miles): Ray Gandy (USA), 2-3 July 2010, 20:17 Distance Swim Challenge (12.6 miles, Santa Monica, California, U.S.A.) First Non-wetsuit Swim: Daniel Slosberg (USA), 16 October 2010, 6:04:39 First Female Non-wetsuit Swim: Grace Van der Byl (USA), 16 October 2010, 5:58:00 Charleston Peninsula (16.25 miles, Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A.) First Circumnavigation: Kathleen Wilson (USA), 2 October 2010, 6:58 “L” Street Bathhouse to Boston Lighthouse (16 miles, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) First Two-way Crossing: Greg O’Connor (USA), 12 August 2010, 7:17 North Sound – Rum Point to Morgan’s Harbour (6.2 miles, Cayman Islands) First Crossing: Alfred Ebanks (Cayman Islands), 28 October 1987, 3:48 Lake Erie - Point Pelee Island, Canada to Cedar Point, Ohio, USA (36 miles) First Crossing: Dr. Harry Briggs (USA), 1957, 35:55 (32 miles) Fastest Crossing: John Muenzer (USA), 18-19 August, 1983, 24:12

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