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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.

Swim Enrollments - No Swim Enrollment records to display.

Swim History

Swim History (Non-NYCSWIM Events)

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

Volunteer Enrollments - No Volunteer Enrollment records to display.

Volunteer History

Articles and Press Releases

ArticlesDateTypePublicationAuthorText
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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Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
SI Article - part 1
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
Daily News - front page
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
SI Article - Letters to the Editor
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gallagher, Drury, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
Daily News -part 2
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
Daily News -part 1
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
New York Post -part 3
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
Daily News -part 2
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
New York Post - Front Page - part 1
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
New York Post - Front Page - part 2
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Ridge, Julie, Carallo, Julius
Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (07/24/1983)
Photographer: [Unknown], 07/24/1983
Uploaded: Berger, Morton, 06/01/2007
Daily News -part 3
Users: Billingsly, Julie, Chanin, Stacy, Clark, Diddo, Comar, Louise, Del borgo, Luca, Coplan, Joseph, Gatch, Hayward, Harper, Ashby, Horning, David, Hartley, Karen, Healey, T.J., Hetzel, Thomas, Johnson, Harald, Kauffman, George, Lang, Charles, Marks, Richard, McGill, Linda, O'malley, James, Petranech, Dale, Polley, Rob, Rague, Suzanne, Smith, Arthur, Searight, Tim, Shrum, John, Swain, Tim, Westnedge, Susan, Friedman, Sally, Carallo, Julius
Photographer: [Unknown]
Uploaded: Harper, Ashby, 11/16/2012
Users: Harper, Ashby
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