Greg O'Connor

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Greg O'Connor, founder of the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association and the P2P Swim across the American Channel
Greg O'Connor is an ice swimmer and marathon swimmer who has crossed the Catalina Channel and is the race director of the Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts. He was recognized by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the World Open Water Swimming Association as the co-world record-holder for the fastest Boston Light Double, a 16-mile out-and-back swim in 7 hours 7 minutes 48 seconds on 12 August 2010 across the Boston Harbor between L-Street and Little Brewster Island in 59°F (15°C) waters. His marathon swim broke the 41-year-old record, previously held by James Doty by 2 hours 23 minutes. He also completed the 20-mile P2P Swim across Massachusetts Bay, known as the American Channel in 2012 in 10 hours 22 minutes. He also competed in the inaugural Cold Water Challenge in Fairfield, Connecticut.


Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association

He also established the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association together with Elaine Howley.

Ice Mile

O'Connor completed an Ice Mile under the auspices of the International Ice Swimming Association in South Boston on 6 April 2013.

Marathon Swimming Career


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