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NYC SWIM - Ashby Harper


Ashby Harper

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Gender: Male

About Ashby

Formerly headmaster of the St. Louis Country Day School and the first director of the Peace Corps in Guatemala. 1964-1985: Head master of Albuquerque Academy. 1982: Oldest person to swim the English Channel, 1982, age 65, took 13 hrs 52 min, average tine is 12 hours. 1984: Became the second person to swim the Santa Barbara Channel on August 18, 1984. 1992: Mr. Harper died of a blood clot hours after competing in a one-mile swimming race in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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Swim History

Swim History (Non-NYCSWIM Events)

Santa Cruz to Mainland08/18/8416:24:0023.5 MSApprovedSanta CruzOWS
English Channel (CSA)08/22/8213:52:0021 MSApprovedViewDoverOWS

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Volunteer History

Articles and Press Releases

71-Year-Old Man Starts Series Of Swimming Marathons Today07/31/88ArticleAssociated PressPete HerreraThe problem, says Ashby Harper, is he's always been able to tell the difference between a challenge
This Fellow Really Gets Around Town08/01/83ArticleSports IllustratedDan Levin"What can you catch in the East River?" goes the old comedy line. "A fish that comes out and says, '
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