James Penrose

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James Penrose who completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and 3 Oceans Seven channels
James Penrose is a 61-year-old open water swimmer who achieved the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in a little over 10 months from start to finish, one of the briefest periods ever for the achievement of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. He also completed the Strait of Gibraltar on 16 October 2013 together with John DaPrato and David Cook in 5 hours 4 minutes to complete his third Oceans Seven channel. He is also a member of the Overlord 70 relay team that crossed the English Channel on 8 June 2014.


Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming

Penrose completed the NYC Swim's quiet swim on 24 August 2013 in 8 hours 42 minutes and completed a crossing of the English Channel in 13 hours 32 minutes on 7 October 2012, and the Catalina Channel on 30 July 2013 in 13 hours 44 minutes.

Overlord 70

Overlord 70 is a relay team that crossed the English Channel in 12 hours 8 minutes on 8 June 2014 to commemorate D-Day and to replicate the composition of the Allied Expeditionary Force of 1944. Its members included John Kulewicz, the team leader and an American lawyer from Columbus, Ohio, Bryan Avery, British information technology consultant, John Boyd, a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel now working for NATO, Joe Hall, a U.S. Air Force Colonel and B2 Stealth Bomber pilot, James Penrose, an American lawyer living in London, Edward Williams, a British marathon swimmer and swim instructor, and Don McNeil as the alternate, a Canadian-born physician who practices in Columbus, Ohio.

Overlord 70 Video by Bryan Avery

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