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Peter Jurzynski

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Peter Jurzynski from Connecticut.

Open Water Highlights

  • He is the one of the oldest successful swimmers of the English Channel.
  • He is a member of the Half Century Club.
  • He was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in 2005 in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
  • He made 20 attempts at the 33.5 km English Channel with 14 successes in 1987, 1988, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
    • 2 of his 20 English Channel attempts were done after his heart bypass surgery
    • On 4 August 1987 in 12 hours 7 minutes from England to France
    • On 6 August 1988 in 13 hours 21 minutes from England to France
    • In 2004 in 17 hours 18 minutes at the age of 53
    • In 2003 in 14 hours 57 minutes at the age of 52
    • In 2002 in 17 hours 8 minutes at the age of 51
  • He has swum the Boston Light Swim in Boston, Massachusetts in 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, and 1988.
    • On 14 September 1980 in 4 hours 57 minutes (4th overall in the 14.5 km course)
    • On 10 September 1982 in 3 hours 52 minutes (4th overall in the 12.6 km course)
    • On 1 September 1984 in 4 hours 17 minutes (2nd overall in the 12.6 km course)
    • On 7 September 1985 in 3 hours 40 minutes (4th overall in the 12.6 km course)
    • On 13 September 1986 in 4 hours 30 minutes (3rd overall in the 12.6 km course)
    • On 5 September 1987 in 3 hours 35 minutes (3rd overall in the 12.6 km course)

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