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Dan Richards

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Dan Richards

Dan Richards is an American open water swimmer from Arlington, Tennessee who is a member of the Half Century Club and the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming as well as a lifetime member of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation. Richards and his brother Scott Richards, M.D. are the only siblings in history to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. He has completed 3 of the 7 Oceans Seven channels to date.

Marathon Swimming Career[edit]

Catalina Channel Half Century Club[edit]

1. Jim Clifford (USA), 62 years 11 months, CM in 9:49 on 28 September 2014
2. Bob West (USA), 62, CM in 15:49 in 1998
4. Gary Greenwood (USA), 62, CM in 14:08 in 2004
4. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA), 60, CM in 14:11 in 2011
5. Mo Siegel (USA), 60, CM in 14:08 in 2011
6. Scott Lautman (USA), 60 CM in 12:09 in 2014
6. Bob Needham (USA), 58, CM in 14:10 in 2011
8. Tom Hecker (USA), 56, CM in 10:45 in 2009
9. Richard Knepper (USA), 56, MC in 11:56 in 2005
10. Barbara Held (USA), 56, CM in 9:46 in 2010
11. Mark Smitherman (USA), 56, CM in 11:52 in 2014
12. Carol Sing (USA), 55, CM in 10:48 in 1996
14. Bill Hoehn (USA), 55, CM in 12:56 in 2005
14. Kevin Murphy (Great Britain), 54, CM in 15:24 in 2004
15. Roger Finch (South Africa), 54, CM in 9:45:02 in 2012
16. Dave Van Mouwerik (USA), 54, CM in 12:09:06 in 2012
16. Ned Denison (Ireland), 54, CM 8:50:04 in 2012
18. Peter Tanham (Australia), 54, CM in 10:06 in 2014
19. Anthony McCarley (USA), 54, CM in 14:00.4 in 2014
20. Nick Almos-Lau (Mexico), 54, CM in 12:40 in 1999
21. James Fitzpatrick (USA), 54, CM in 14:59 in 2008 (to Newport Beach)
22. Jim McConica (USA), 54, CM in 10:19 in 2004
24. Douglas McConnell (USA), 54, CM in 12:41:14 in 2012
24. David Cooper (USA), 52, CM in 14:19 in 2005
25. Dan Richards (USA), 52, CM in 10:10 2008
26. Chris Burke (USA), 52, CM in 11:22 in 2014
26. Alan Bell (USA), 51, CM in 9:28 in 2001
28. Chris Palfrey (Australia), 51, CM in 10:40 in 2009
29. Lynn Kubasek (USA), 51, CM in 15:54 in 2009
40. Daniel Robinson (USA), 51, CM in 9:56 in 2008
41. Ron Collins (USA), 51, CM in 10:05 on 10 September 2014
42. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico), 50, CM in 10:25 in 2009
44. William Newbern (USA), 50, CM in 12:48 in 2005
44. Ray Meltvedt (USA), 50, CM in 15:25 in 2010
45. Suzie Dods (USA), 50, MC in 18:46 in 2010
46. Dale Petranech (USA), 50, CM in 14:28 in 1985
46. John Hill (USA), 50, CM in 19:15 in 1985
48. Frank Reynolds (USA), 50, CM in 10:44 in 1986
49. Jim Barber (USA), 50, CM in 8:44 in 2010
40. Sue Free (USA), 50, CM in 11:24 in 2012
41. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (USA), 50, CM 11:26:16 in 2012
42. Hendrik Meerman (USA), CM, 50, 12:48:40 in 2012
44. Scott Tapley (USA), MC, 50, 16:44:12 in 2014

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