The Triple Crown list is now effectively maintained by MSF, apparently

evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited July 3 in General Discussion

Here's the moment, captured in the Openwaterpedia logs 2 weeks ago, when Steve M made a wholesale update to the WOWSA Triple Crown list, to match MSF's database-generated Triple Crown list.

Previously, there were a number of discrepancies, especially in ordering. Most significantly, the WOWSA list had been missing Dailza Damas Ribeiro, who was fourth overall to complete the Triple Crown back in 1995.

Here is a Wayback Machine snapshot of the MSF list on March 16.

Felt the need to put that on record, for reasons that probably only old-timers will understand. The work that went into producing a full, accurate, properly-ordered list was significant. Glad to find that WOWSA has decided to adopt the MSF list.

A very belated congrats to Ms. Ribeiro, who passed away in November 2008.



  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited July 3

    For the record Dailza Damas Ribeiro was a woman.


  • rosemarymintrosemarymint Charleston, SCCharter Member

    @evmo -- copy pasta is hard, y0.

  • SuddethBSuddethB Member

    Evmo, I see your correction, and as I have edit capability at OWP, I did make the suggested updates. THANKS. I didn't post it, but always pleased to fix an issue. I added her photo also!

  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member

    SuddethB said: Evmo, I see your correction, and as I have edit capability at OWP,

    I'm sure that Evmo has that capability also. ;)

    evmo - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

  • SuddethBSuddethB Member

    I've edited over 21K pages on OWP so far, mostly to help with SPAM fighting. When I finished that effort, there were very few who were still allowed edit capability unfortunately.

  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member
    edited July 6

    Openwaterpedia is based on Wikipedia a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and based on a model of

    1/ openly editable content.

    Wikipedia is written collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers who write without pay.

    2/ Anyone with Internet access can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism. Users can contribute anonymously, under a pseudonym, or, if they choose to, with their real identity.

    1/ + 2/ Both are not the case on Openwaterpedia so it's not a ...pedia any more as was the first intention. - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

  • SuddethBSuddethB Member

    Not the same, and not my site or rules. I just volunteer to help out. I can confirm that "editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism" as MOST of the pages submitted when it was "open" were SPAM and that got OWP blocked by indexing sites like Google. It's a long hard recovery from impact like that.

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited July 24

    Congratulations to the latest four additions to the MSF Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming list:

    148) Benjamin Freeman (Australia) on July 13
    149) Jeff Everett (USA) on July 22
    150) Julie Isbill (Australia) on July 23
    151) Boguslaw Ogrodnik (Poland) on July 23

    Always consult for the most accurate and up-to-date Triple Crown list.

  • JaimieJaimie NYCMember

    Thank you @evmo! Huge congrats to all swimmers and to NYOW, what a massive weekend! I don't think he's on here but Arik kayaked for Boguslaw on Sunday and he's really interesting - he has done all 7 (mountaineering) summits and is now aiming for the Oceans 7 as well.

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