Bob West

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Bob West with wife Marva
Bob West is an American free diver and spear fisherman-turned-open water swimmer who is a member of the Half Century Club for his swim in the Catalina Channel at the age of 62 from Catalina Island to the California mainland in 15 hours 49 minutes in 1998. He is also a member of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and a recipient of the O'Clee Jubilee Cup from the Channel Swimming Association. He completed a swim across the Maui Channel on 27 August 1997 when he was 61 years old in 6 hours 20 minutes together with Janet Lamott and Kaeti Bailie.

West is a lifetime member of the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation and a member of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club.

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[edit] Open Water Swimming Career

[edit] Catalina Channel Half Century Club

West is a member of the Catalina Channel Half Century Club, a group of open water swimmers who have successfully crossed the Catalina Channel over the age of 50 years.

[edit] Half Century Club

1. Bob West (USA), 62, CM in 15:49 in 1998
2. Gary Greenwood (USA), 62, CM in 13:08 in 2004
3. Mo Siegel (USA), 60, CM in 13:08 in 2011
4. Bob Needham (USA), 58, CM in 13:10 in 2011
5. Tom Hecker (USA), 57 in 10:45 in 2009
6. Richard Knepper (USA), 56, MC in 11:56 in 2005
7. Barbara Held (USA), 56, CM in 9:36 in 2010
8. Carol Sing (USA), 55, CM in 10:38 in 1997
9. Bill Hoehn (USA), 55, CM in 12:57 in 2005
10. Kevin Murphy (Great Britain), 54, CM in 15:23 in 2003
11. Roger Finch (South Africa), CM, 54, 9:45:02 in 2012
12. Dave Van Mouwerik (USA), CM, 54, 12:09:07
13. Nick Almos-Lau (Mexico), 53, CM in 12:40 in 1999
14. James Fitzpatrick (USA), 53, CM in 14:59 in 2008 (to Newport Beach)
15. Jim McConica (USA), 53, CM in 10:19 in 2004
16. David Cooper (USA), 52, CM in 13:19 in 2005
17. Dan Richards (USA), 52, CM in 10:10 2008
18. Alan Bell (USA), 51, CM in 9:28 in 2001
19. Chris Palfrey (Australia), 51, CM in 10:30 in 2009
20. Lynn Kubasek (USA), 51, CM in 15:53 in 2009
21. Daniel Robinson (USA), 51, CM in 9:57 in 2008
22. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico), 50, CM in 10:25 in 2009
23. William Newbern (USA), 50, CM in 12:48 in 2005
24. Ray Meltvedt (USA), 50, CM in 15:25 in 2010
25. Suzie Dods (USA), 50, MC in 18:36 in 2010
26. Dale Petranech (USA), 50, CM in 13:28 in 1985
27. John Hill (USA), 50, CM in 19:15 in 1985
28. Frank Reynolds (USA), 50, CM in 10:34 in 1987
29. Jim Barber (USA), 50, CM in 8:43 in 2010
30. Sally Anne Minty-Gravett (Jersey Island, UK), CM, 9:51 in 2006
31. Sue Free (USA), 50, CM, 11:23 in 2012
32. Douglas McConnell (USA), CM, 12:41:13 in 2012
33. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (USA), 50, CM 11:27:16 in 2012
34. Hendrik Meerman (USA), CM, 50, 12:48:30 in 2012
35. Ned Denison (Ireland), CM, 8:50:04 in 2012

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