Insights - Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

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224 swimmers have completed the Triple Crown:

Fastest Triple Crown

Triple Crown swimmers with the fastest cumulative elapsed time to complete the English Channel, Catalina Channel, and Manhattan.
#Name English ChannelCatalinaManhattanTotal
1 Marcia Cleveland F 09:44:00 08:56:10 05:57:53 24:38:03
2 Benjamin Freeman M 09:10:00 08:47:42 06:55:21 24:53:03
3 Jim Barber M 09:06:37 08:43:33 07:06:34 24:56:44
4 Alison Streeter F 08:48:00 09:33:00 07:20:18 25:41:18
5 Penny Palfrey F 09:07:00 09:19:49 07:17:07 25:43:56
6 Elizabeth Fry F 09:05:00 08:56:10 07:44:47 25:45:57
7 Oliver Wilkinson M 11:06:00 09:12:09 05:44:02 26:02:11
8 Nathan Payas M 09:13:00 09:34:51 07:21:00 26:08:51
9 Samir Botelho Barel M 10:14:00 08:45:30 07:17:59 26:17:29
10 Shane Moraghan M 10:23:00 09:15:41 06:52:50 26:31:31

"Most Leisurely" Triple Crown

Triple Crown open water swimmers with the longest cumulative elapsed time to complete the English Channel, Catalina Channel, and Manhattan.
#Name English ChannelCatalinaManhattanTotal
1 Stephanie Hopson F 24:31:37 19:17:11 09:20:17 53:09:05
2 Charlotte Samuels F 20:44:27 20:20:44 09:55:05 51:00:16
3 Kathy Batts F 22:31:11 18:28:08 09:36:57 50:36:16
4 Helen Beveridge F 19:27:20 13:43:07 09:39:57 42:50:24
5 Ranie Pearce F 18:40:00 13:42:51 09:53:11 42:16:02

Shortest Turnaround

Fewest days to complete all three legs of the Triple Crown (shortest turnaround).
#Name English ChannelCatalinaManhattanDays
1 Patrick McKnight M 2016-07-22 2016-07-12 2016-08-15 34
2 Rendy Lynn Opdycke F 2008-07-27 2008-08-09 2008-07-05 35
3 Victoria Cox F 2017-08-16 2017-07-06 2017-09-08 64
4 Charlotte Samuels F 2014-09-09 2014-08-04 2014-06-28 73
5 David Barra M 2010-09-01 2010-07-20 2010-06-12 81
6 Miguel Guillermo Campero Garcia M 2014-09-18 2014-08-19 2014-06-28 82
7 Dina Levačić F 2017-09-17 2017-08-03 2017-06-25 84
8 Lynton Mortensen M 2017-06-30 2017-09-27 2017-08-19 89
9 Antonio Argüelles M 2009-09-06 2009-07-13 2009-06-06 92
10 Alan Voisard M 2007-08-05 2007-09-17 2007-06-16 93

Longest Turnaround

Most time (in years) between completing the the first and last leg of the Triple Crown (longest turnaround).
#Name English ChannelCatalinaManhattanYears
1 Kevin Murphy M 1968-08-11 2003-08-08 2001-06-23 35
2 Sal Minty-Gravett F 1975-08-30 2006-08-10 1999-06-12 30.9
3 Jamie Tout M 1987-08-17 2015-09-19 1985-07-28 30.1
4 Kristian Rutford M 1988-08-05 2016-09-22 1988-08-27 28.1
5 Jaime Lomelin Gavaldon M 1990-08-27 2017-09-02 2015-08-01 27
6 Nancy Steadman-Martin F 2004-08-10 2008-08-13 1984-08-26 24
7 Nora Toledano Cadena F 1994-06-30 2016-08-23 1995-08-13 22.1
8 Jim Barber M 2006-08-04 2010-08-06 1988-08-27 21.9
9 Clair Harris F 1995-09-04 2015-07-25 2017-07-23 21.9
10 Nial Funchion M 1992-08-21 2013-08-13 2012-06-23 21

Youngest Triple Crown

The youngest swimmers to complete all three legs of the Triple Crown.
#Name CompleteAge
1 Charlotte Samuels F 2014-09-09 16.6
1 Ned Wieland M 2018-06-30 17
1 Dan Canta M 2016-10-01 17.3
1 Prabhat Koli M 2017-06-25 17.9
1 Lochie Hinds M 2014-08-06 18.8
1 Benjamin Freeman M 2017-07-13 19.6
1 Shubham Vanmali M 2015-09-11 19.7
1 Samantha Simon F 2010-08-02 20.6
1 Dina Levačić F 2017-09-17 21.4
1 Abigail Bergman F 2018-07-14 22.3

Oldest Triple Crown

The oldest swimmers to complete the Triple Crown (average age across the three swims).
#Name Average Age
1 Pat Gallant-Charette F 64.8
1 Jim Clifford M 63.2
1 Paula Yankauskas F 63
1 Mo Siegel M 61.7
1 James Penrose M 61
1 Stephen Autry M 60.6
1 Trevor Colman M 60.2
1 Robert West M 59.1
1 Bill Shipp M 58.8
1 Carol Sing F 57.9