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Tina Bischoff

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Tina Bischoff, an Honor Swimmer inducted in the Class of 1983 in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
Tina Bischoff, an Honor Swimmer inducted in the Class of 1983 in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
Tina Bischoff]is an American open water swimmer from Columbus, Ohio
Tina Bischoff record setting swim

Tina Bischoff Lovin is an American pool and open water swimmer and triathlete from Columbus, Ohio

Open Water Swimming Highlights

  • She became an All-American Long Distance swimmer as a young teenager and was a National Long Distance Champion (3 miles) in 1973 and 1974 and 2nd in 1975.
  • In 1976, on a 17-mile swim from Jabila and Latakia, Syria in the Mediterranean Sea, she won an International Amateur Long Distance Swimming Race.
  • She claimed the South American International Women's Amateur Champion title by swimming a 50-mile distance in 9 hours 1 minute.
  • She won the 1976 International Long Distance Swim in the Nile River.
  • In 1975, she attempted a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel from England to France, but became hypothermic a few miles from the French shore at the age of 16.
  • On 5 August 1976, she crossed the 33.5 km English Channel from England to France in 9 hours 3 minutes that set a new world record across the English Channel at the age of 17. Her pilot was Honoree Reg Brickell, Sr.
  • On 10 July 1977, she completed the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy finishing 21st overall and 3rd woman in 10 hours 20 minutes 46 seconds.
  • On 13 July 1980, she was the 1st professional woman and 10th overall in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy finishing in 10 hours 16 minutes 40 seconds.
  • On 19 July 1981, she was tied for 13th overall in the 14.7 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in 4 hours 2 minutes 15 second tied with Mona Hussein of Egypt.
  • In 1980, she won the International Long Distance Swim in the Nile River for the second time.
  • On 3 July 1983, she completed the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in 10 hours 55 minutes 39 seconds.

Triathlon Highlights

  • She competed in the 1988 Ironman - 10th female, then in other events around the world.
  • She held the female global Ultra Triathlon record for 20 years.
  • She held the female global Double Ironman record for 20 years.

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