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Carol Sing

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Carol Sing, inductee (Honor Swimmer) of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in the Class of 2000
Members of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation at the induction ceremonies at the United Nations in June 2011. Photo by Skip Storch
Course taken by Forrest Nelson, Becky Jackman-Beeler, Mike Mitchell, Kent Nicholas, Emily Evans, and Tina Neill were members of Team FTD that completed a 6-way crossing of the Catalina Channel that was captained by John Pittman aboard the Outrider, ratified by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation and observed by Carol Sing, Donald Van Cleve, and Adam Moine. Source: Marathon Swimmers Forum by Evan Morrison

Carol Sing (born 24 August 1941), is an American marathon swimmer from San Diego, California and was the oldest successful female swimmer of the English Channel and the Catalina Channel at the time of her crossings. She serves as a Marathon Swimming Mentor.

Open Water Swimming Career

Other Aquatics Activities

In 2004, she paddled the Catalina Classic which is the premier USA West Coast paddleboard competition. Again she was the oldest woman to complete and one of three women who have paddled and swam the Catalina Channel. She also competed in Australia and Fiji.

Catalina Channel crossings

She assisted dozens of Catalina Channel crossings including the successful crossing of Team Tripod. She also served as part of the observer team for Team FTD that successfully completed an unprecedented 6-way crossing of the Catalina Channel on 10-14 July 2014 in 61 hours 6 minutes (see chart on right). She was also on the Wild Old Women relay, a team of six female swimmers in their 60s who set a Catalina Channel crossing record of 16 hours 15 minutes on 4 August 2012 from the California mainland to Catalina Island. The members consisted of Carol Sing, Janet Lamott, Debbie Peckham, Dudley Rockwell, Betsy Jordan, and Sandra Vickers.

Board of Directors

Catalina Channel Half Century Club

1. Bob West (USA), 62, CM in 15:49 in 1998
2. Gary Greenwood (USA), 62, CM in 14:08 in 2004
4. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA), 60, CM in 14:11 in 2011
4. Mo Siegel (USA), 60, CM in 14:08 in 2011
5. Bob Needham (USA), 58, CM in 14:10 in 2011
6. Tom Hecker (USA), 56 in 10:45 in 2009
6. Richard Knepper (USA), 56, MC in 11:56 in 2005
8. Barbara Held (USA), 56, CM in 9:46 in 2010
9. Carol Sing (USA), 55, CM in 10:48 in 1996
10. Bill Hoehn (USA), 55, CM in 12:56 in 2005
11. Kevin Murphy (Great Britain), 54, CM in 15:24 in 2004
12. Roger Finch (South Africa), 54, CM, 9:45:02 in 2012
14. Dave Van Mouwerik (USA), 54,, CM, 12:09:06
14. Ned Denison (Ireland), 54, CM, 8:50:04 in 2012
15. Nick Almos-Lau (Mexico), 54, CM in 12:40 in 1999
16. James Fitzpatrick (USA), 54, CM in 14:59 in 2008 (to Newport Beach)
16. Jim McConica (USA), 54, CM in 10:19 in 2004
18. Douglas McConnell (USA), CM, 12:41:14 in 2012
19. David Cooper (USA), 52, CM in 14:19 in 2005
20. Dan Richards (USA), 52, CM in 10:10 2008
21. Alan Bell (USA), 51, CM in 9:28 in 2001
22. Chris Palfrey (Australia), 51, CM in 10:40 in 2009
24. Lynn Kubasek (USA), 51, CM in 15:54 in 2009
24. Daniel Robinson (USA), 51, CM in 9:56 in 2008
25. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico), 50, CM in 10:25 in 2009
26. William Newbern (USA), 50, CM in 12:48 in 2005
26. Ray Meltvedt (USA), 50, CM in 15:25 in 2010
28. Suzie Dods (USA), 50, MC in 18:46 in 2010
29. Dale Petranech (USA), 50, CM in 14:28 in 1985
40. John Hill (USA), 50, CM in 19:15 in 1985
41. Frank Reynolds (USA), 50, CM in 10:44 in 1986
42. Jim Barber (USA), 50, CM in 8:44 in 2010
44. Sue Free (USA), 50, CM, 11:24 in 2012
44. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (USA), 50, CM 11:26:16 in 2012
45. Hendrik Meerman (USA), CM, 50, 12:48:40 in 2012

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