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Scott Lautman completes Triple Crown PNA Article

Turley, Angela - Sunday, August 25, 2013

Scott Lautman completes Triple Crown!

Congratulations to Scott, who completed his Catalina Channel crossing in tandem with Marcy MacDonald (Andover CT) in a time of 12 hours, 9 minutes, on June 25. With this swim, both Marcy and Scott completed the third tier of their Triple Crown.

The Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming is the sport's equivalent of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Members of this elite club have successfully completed three marathon swims: the English Channel (21 miles) between England and France; the Catalina Channel (22 miles) between Santa Catalina Island and the Southern California mainland in the United States and the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, a 28.5-mile circumnavigation of New York City. Scott is the first northwest swimmer to complete the big three.

Holy catfish, Scott! Is the Oceans Seven next on your list? Only three more to complete:

  1. Catalina Channel - completed
  2. English Channel - completed
  3. Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa - completed
  4. Molokai Channel between Oahu and Molokai Islands in Hawaii - completed
  5. Cook Strait between North and South Islands of New Zealand
  6. North Channel between Ireland and Scotland
  7. Tsugaru Channel between the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan

PNA has the full article available with pictures on their website at

Links for the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming:

Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming -

Catalina Channel Swimming Federation -

The Channel Swimming Association (English Channel) -

Manhattan Island Marathon Swim -



Filed under: Competition, Open Water Swimming, Pacific Northwest Association of Masters Swimmers


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