Cork Distance Week coach Ned Denison recalled Loreto’s participation, “Jim watched his swimming mates get their names on the towel and get crowned at the Triple Crown Dinner.”
That 8-day training-camp-for-the-hardened seemed to be just the motivation he needed to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimmin. Today, the former U.S. Naval Academy officer also became a Triple Crowner after finishing a crossing of the English Channel in 14 hours 35 minutes.
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