Courtney Moates Paulk, double Catalina

KatieBunKatieBun CornwallSenior Member

Huge congratulations to Courtney on completing her 2 way Catalina in 33 hours 13 minutes. What a feat! From the video footage, it looked pretty wavy for much of her swim. Deep respect.

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  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member
    edited October 12

    Huge! Congratulations!

  • ssthomasssthomas DenverCharter Member

    So much fun to follow. Congrats, Courtney!!!

  • LouisMLouisM Dublin, IrelandNew Member

    Fantastic achievement! I'd love to do Catalina some day. @KatieBun Do you have a link to the video?

  • KatieBunKatieBun CornwallSenior Member

    Videos were on Courtney's Facebook feed. Utterly mesmerising. No idea how to post one on here.

    ssthomas
  • SpacemanspiffSpacemanspiff Dallas, TexasSenior Member

    So Courtney did a manahattan double (40 Bridges) in August, a Catalina double in October.... Are we on the verge of the first double triple?

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  • emkhowleyemkhowley Boston, MACharter Member
    edited October 13

    Spacemanspiff said: So Courtney did a manahattan double (40 Bridges) in August, a Catalina double in October.... Are we on the verge of the first double triple?

    Hasn't Liz Fry done the Double Triple? Perhaps Marcy MacDonald, too?

    And then I googled it and found this on Wikipedia (note this definition means completing all three swims twice, not necessarily doing double crossings of each.)

    Double Triple Crown[edit] Swimmers who have completed two swims each of the English Channel, Catalina, and Manhattan are said to have achieved the Double Triple Crown. The Mexican Antonio Argüelles was the first swimmer to achieve this, his first Triple Crown in 1999 and the second in 2009.

    Swimmers who have achieved the Double Triple Crown are:[2][3]

    Swimmer Country First Triple Crown Second Triple Crown

    Antonio Argüelles Mexico 1999 2009

    Tina Neill United States 2008 2012

    Penny Palfrey Australia 2010 2015

    Elizabeth Fry United States 2009 2016

    Courtney is certainly capable of capping off with a double EC. Hope she'll go for it! :-)

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  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited October 13

    emkhowley said:
    Hasn't Liz Fry done the Double Triple? Perhaps Marcy MacDonald, too?

    Courtney is the first person to finish doubles of two legs of the Triple Crown. Liz and Marcy have done double ECs but not Catalina or Manhattan.

    Two-way and Three-way English Channel swimmers

    Date Name Ctry Route Time
    1961 Sep 20 ABERTONDO, Antonio England to France to England 43:10:00
    1965 Sep 19 ERIKSON, Ted England to France to England 30:03:00
    1970 Aug 4 MURPHY, Kevin England to France to England 35:10:00
    1975 Aug 14 ERIKSON, Jon England to France to England 29:50:00
    1975 Aug 31 MURPHY, Kevin England to France to England 36:03:00
    1977 Sep 7 NICHOLAS, Cindy England to France to England 19:55:00
    1979 Aug 19 ERIKSON, Jon England to France to England 22:16:00
    1979 Aug 4 NICHOLAS, Cindy England to France to England 19:12:00
    1981 Aug 11 ERIKSON, Jon England to France to England to France 38:27:00
    1981 Aug 9 NICHOLAS, Cindy England to France to England 22:21:00
    1982 Aug 28 NICHOLAS, Cindy England to France to England 18:55:00
    1982 Sep 13 NICHOLAS, Cindy England to France to England 20:09:00
    1983 Aug 18 VAN DER LAAN, Irene England to France to England 18:15:00
    1983 Aug 3 STREETER, Alison England to France to England 21:16:00
    1984 Jul 22 MOMTAZ, Osama Ahmed England to France to England 21:37:00
    1985 Sep 9 RUSH, Philip England to France to England 17:56:00
    1987 Aug 16 RUSH, Philip England to France to England to France 28:21:00
    1987 Aug 17 MURPHY, Kevin France to England to France 32:42:00
    1990 Aug 2 STREETER, Alison England to France to England to France 34:40:00
    1991 Jul 22 MARONEY, Susie England to France to England 17:14:00
    1992 Aug 5 STREETER, Alison England to France to England 22:20:00
    1993 Aug 13 TOWNLEY-RIVETT, Paula England to France to England 22:11:00
    1994 Aug 5 TOLEDANO CADENA, Nora England to France to England 23:38:00
    1995 Jul 21 STREETER, Alison England to France to England 20:55:00
    1995 Jul 23 ADAMS, Nick England to France to England 27:28:00
    1997 Aug 27 DE SOUZA, Igor England to France to England 18:33:00
    2001 Jul 27 MACDONALD, Marcy England to France to England 21:19:00
    2002 Aug 17 PARCELLS, David England to France to England 21:30:00
    2004 Jul 30 CLEVELAND, Anne England to France to England 28:36:00
    2004 Sep 3 MACDONALD, Marcy England to France to England 23:00:00
    2006 Aug 6 ČECH, David England to France to England 19:54:00
    2009 Aug 2 LLEWELLYN HICKLING, Liane England to France to England 27:35:00
    2009 Sep 20 CUMMINS, Lisa England to France to England 35:00:00
    2010 Aug 7 VAN WISSE, John England to France to England 19:55:48
    2010 Jul 22 MCCARDEL, Chloë England to France to England 21:48:00
    2011 Aug 20 FRY, Elizabeth England to France to England 24:41:10
    2011 Aug 20 JOHNSON, Stuart England to France to England 25:50:00
    2012 Sep 3 JOHNSON, Stuart England to France to England 24:30:00
    2012 Sep 8 MCCARDEL, Chloë England to France to England 19:21:00
    2013 Aug 21 TREHIOU, Wendy England to France to England 39:09:00
    2013 Aug 29 MACDONALD, Marcy England to France to England 24:16:15
    2013 Aug 8 CABALLERO ECHEVERRÍA, Jaime England to France to England 24:35:00
    2014 Aug 5 MILLER, Dori England to France to England 26:21:00
    2014 Aug 9 JOHNSON, Stuart England to France to England 19:47:00
    2015 Aug 9 MCCARDEL, Chloë England to France to England to France 36:12:00
    2016 Aug 23 LEWIS, Rebecca England to France to England 20:15:00
    2016 Aug 24 WARD, Deirdre England to France to England 27:52:53
    2016 Aug 30 MINTY-GRAVETT, Sally England to France to England 36:26:00

    Two-way Catalina Channel swimmers

    Date Name Ctry Route Time
    1958 Oct 5 ANDERSEN, Greta Catalina Island to Mainland to Catalina 26:53:28
    1977 Oct 5 CLEVELAND, Cindy Mainland to Catalina Island to Mainland 24:30:32
    1977 Sep 4 DEAN, Penny Lee Catalina Island to Mainland to Catalina 20:03:17
    1978 Sep 10 SLOSBERG, Daniel Mainland to Catalina Island to Mainland 19:32:26
    1978 Sep 21 YORK, John Mainland to Catalina Island to Mainland 16:42:00
    2008 Jul 9 NEILL, Tina Mainland to Catalina Island to Mainland 22:02:46
    2010 Aug 16 NELSON, Forrest Catalina Island to Mainland to Catalina 23:01:06
    2015 Sep 20 BETLEY, Jason Mainland to Catalina Island to Mainland 28:06:54

    Double Manhattan swimmers

    • Julie Ridge (1983)
    • Stacey Chanin (1984-triple)
    • Skip Storch (2007-triple)
    • Christian Jongeneel (2016)
    • Jaimie Monahan (2017)
    • Courtney Paulk (2017)
    • Michele Walters (2017)
    • Gilles Chalandon (2017)
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  • courtneypaulkcourtneypaulk Richmond, VirginiaMember

    Thanks guys!! What an amazing swim!! I am resting and recovering and still processing. Interesting stats Evan. I had not realized I was the first to do two of the triple crown swims as doubles!!

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