Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

The Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is an internationally recognized title in the world of open water. To obtain it, it is necessary to complete three long-distance swims: the English Channel, the Catalina Channel and the circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan.

Antonio Argüelles, double conqueror of the Triple Crown

FIRST MEXICAN TO COMPLETE IT

FIRST PERSON TO COMPLETE IT TWICE

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

GREAT BRITAIN / FRANCE

“The English Channel is the Everest of open water swimming—a stretch of water with multiple challenges in which weather conditions can change without notice. In 1999 it took me 18 hours and 19 minutes to cross it”.

CATALINA CHANNEL

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

“Catalina is so difficult mainly because of the mental part. There are sharks in those waters and usually nothing to see at night. Before the Triple Crown was established, only 173 people had completed the crossing in nearly 80 years”.

MANHATTAN WATER MARATHON

NEW YORK, USA

“Manhattan is the perfect gateway for someone who wants to start in open water swimming. It is not a difficult swim because the weather conditions are relatively stable. Unlike the other two stages of the Triple Crown, this swim is along rivers not subjected to waves or ocean currents”.

THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

GREAT BRITAIN / FRANCE

“The English Channel is the Everest of open water swimming—a stretch of water with multiple challenges in which weather conditions can change without notice. In 1999 it took me 18 hours and 19 minutes to cross it”.

CATALINA CHANNEL

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

“Catalina is so difficult mainly because of the mental part. There are sharks in those waters and usually nothing to see at night. Before the Triple Crown was established, only 173 people had completed the crossing in nearly 80 years”.

MANHATTAN WATER MARATHON

NEW YORK, USA

“Manhattan is the perfect gateway for someone who wants to start in open water swimming. It is not a difficult swim because the weather conditions are relatively stable. Unlike the other two stages of the Triple Crown, this swim is along rivers not subjected to waves or ocean currents”.

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