Nicknames

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Pete Winchester known as the Humber King for his record-setting 70 crossings of the River Humber between Spurn Point and Cleethorpes
There are a number of colorful champions, powerful personalities and charismatic characters in the open water swimming world with great nicknames:

Nicknames of Open Water Swimmers

Jerry Kerschner

Kerschner was a prominent professional marathon swimmer from 1946 to 1954. In 1948, he won a 12-mile swim in Lake George, New York, and the famous 10-mile Canadian National Exhibition swim in Toronto. He repeated his victory in the 1951 Canadian National Exhibition swim where he frequently competed. As the self-proclaimed ‘America’s Travelin’ Swim Coach

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