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Frank Coghlan

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Frank Coghlan

Frank Coghlan, nicknamed Double Dip Frank, was an American open water swimmer from California who was a member of the South End Rowing Club for nearly 40 years and swam in the San Francisco Bay almost every day until he was about 80 years old. He completed over 50 Alcatraz Island crossings and dozens of swims across the Golden Gate Bridge in the tricky and dangerous tides.

Legacy[edit]

Coghlan is the namesake of Coghlan Beach Swim, an open water swimming event organized by the Dolphin Club at Coghlan Beach in San Francisco Bay, California.

Coghlan Beach Swim[edit]

The Coghlan Beach Swim is a non-timed, non-competitive fun swim organized by the Dolphin Club in Coghlan Beach in San Francisco Bay, California.

Coghlan Beach[edit]

Coghlan Beach is an informally named small sandy beach at the end of a spit of land that forms the outer edge of the harbor behind Marina Green in San Francisco Bay, California, between Aquatic Park and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Trans Tahoe Relay[edit]

Coghlan was the visionary of the Trans Tahoe Relay held in Lake Tahoe.

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