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Alan Morrison completes Captain Webb swim

Alan Morrison took 6:33:33 to replicate a 10-mile swim from Sandy Hook NJ to Coney Island Brooklyn that was first done by English Channel pioneer Captain Matthew Webb in 1879. Like Webb, Morrison swam the entire distance using breaststroke.

He said, “it was a challenging swim, with wind, chop and currents.”

An attorney by profession, Morrison has completed numerous other distance swims including a 12.4 mile swim across the Santa Barbara Channel in California and a 24 mile swim across Tampa Bay in Florida.


Morrison was accompanied by a support boat, from which his support crew could pass him food and drink every 45 minutes.

Morrison and several members of his crew belong to CIBBOWS (Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers).

I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year.