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Albert Coward

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Albert Coward, inductee (Honour Swimmer) of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2018
View of the Gulf of Naples from the Bed & Breakfast Posillipo Dream in Napoli, Italy
Gulf of Naples, Italy where Albert Coward pioneered many marathon swims

Albert Coward (born 27 January 1940) is a British open water swimmer from Halifax,Yorkshire who has been permanently domiciled in Naples, Italy since 1978 and is the co-proprietor of the Bed & Breakfast Posillipo Dream in Napoli.

Coward swam the length of Lake Coniston 14 times (including 3 two-way crossings), Lake Ullswater 7 times (including 2 two-way crossings), Lake Windermere 6 times (including 1 two way crossing), around the Isle of Ischia 4 times, around the Isle of Procida, and betweenTorregravata-Bacoli on many occasions. He pioneered many swims in the Gulf of Naples, Italy. After completing his open water swimming career, he enjoyed many years of masters swimming with the Posillipo Circolo Nautico Masters, Naples.

Honors

He was inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.

Posillipo Dream

Coward and his wife Giovanna Raffone own and manage the Bed & Breakfast Posillipo Dream in Napoli, Italy. For more information, contact posillipodream@fastwebnet.it

Open Water Swimming Career

In 1973, he swam 5.2 miles across Lake Coniston in 3 hours 40 minutes
In 1973, he swam 10 miles from Ischia Castle to Baia Port (the Gulf of Pozzuoli), Italy in 6 hours 37 minutes [unprecedented swim]
In 1973, he swam 17 miles around the Isle of Ischia, Italy in 11 hours 31 minutes [unprecedented swim]
In 1974, he swam 5.2 miles across Lake Coniston in 3 hours 25 minutes
In 1974, he swam 10.25 miles across Lake Windermere in 9 hours 35 minutes
In 1974, he swam 17 miles around the Isle of Ischia, Italy in 12 hours 16 minutes
In 1975, he swam 5.2 miles across Lake Coniston in 3 hours 15 minutes
In 1975, he swam a two way crossing of Lake Coniston in 7 hours 30 minutes
In 1975, he swam 10.25 miles across Lake Windermere in 7 hours 40 minutes
In 1976, he swam 3 miles across Pickmere Lake in 1 hour 47 minutes
In 1976, he swam 11 miles across Morecambe Bay in 4 hours 4 minutes
In 1976, he swam 8 miles across Torbay in 4 hours 34 minutes
In 1976, he swam 10.25 miles across Lake Windermere in 7 hours 10 minutes
In 1976, he swam a two way crossing of Lake Coniston in 7 hours
In 1976, he swam a two way crossing of Lake Windermere in 17 hours 4 minutes
In 1977, he swam across Lake Coniston twice in 3 hours 10 minutes and 3 hours 16 minutes
In 1977, he swam a 14-mile two way crossing of Lake Ullswater twice
In 1978, he swam Pickmere Lake in 1 hour 53 minutes
In 1978, he swam across Lake Coniston in 3 hours 5 minutes
In 1978, he swam a two way crossing of Lake Coniston in 7 hours 40 minutes
In 1978, he swam 7 miles across Lake Ullswater in 4 hours 25 minutes
In 1978, he swam across Lake Windermere in 6 hours 21 minutes
In 1980, he swam 9.6 miles Ischia inshore
In 1980, he swam 21.15 miles from the Isle of Capri to Pietra Salata (Posillipo-Naples), Italy [unprecedented swim]
In 1981, he swam 18 miles from Ischia Castle to Naples Castle, Italy in 9 hours 50 minutes [unprecedented swim]
In 1981, he swam 9.6 miles from Ischia inshore, Italy
In 1982, he swam 17 miles around the Isle of Ischia, Italy in 11 hours 31 minutes
In 1983 ,he swam 9.6 miles from Ischia inshore
In 1983, he swam 18 miles from Ischia Castle to the Isle of Capri, Italy in 13 hours 10 minutes [unprecedented swim]
In 1984, he swam 18 miles across Lake Como (Lecco to Dervio), Italy in 9 hours 48 minutes
In 1985, he swam 18 miles across Lake Como, Italy in 10 hours 50 minutes
In 1986, he swam around the Isle of Ischia in 12 hours 14 minutes
In 1986, he swam 18 miles across Lake Como in 11 hours 14 minutes
In 1986, he swam 16 miles across Lake Garda (Torri Del Benaco to Malcesine), Italy in 8 hours 10 minutes
In 1986, he swam 26.3 miles (42.3 km) with Dr Chris Stockdale from Ischia to Castellammare, Italy in 17 hours 28 minutes [unprecedented swim]
In 1986, he participated in the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (OTL)
In 1986, he completed 19 x 5-mile training swims, 4 x 10-mile training swims, and 1 x 17-mile training swim in the area of La Gaiola, Capo Miseno, Naples and Palinuro, Italy
In 1987, he swam 11 miles from Torregravata to Baia and then Bacoli (the Imperatore), Italy in 4 hours 57 minutes
In 1987, he swam 9 miles from Palinuro Port (Salerno) to the Isle of Camerota and return in 5 hours 10 minutes [unprecedented swim]
In 1987, he swam 17 miles from Palinuro to Acciaroli (Salerno), Italy in 9 hours 10 minutes [unprecedented swim]
In 1987, he swam 16.3 miles from Sapri (Campania) to Priaia a Mare (Calabria), Italy [unprecedented swim]
In 1987, he participated in the Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli (OTL)
In 1989, he swam 11 miles across Lago di Mergozzo, Italy

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