If you saw this picture in your latest Swimmer Magazine and thought, “that face looks familiar”, there is a good reason. This is Vladimir “Val” Ouchakof swimming at Spring Nationals in Santa Clara, California. Val has been setting records and getting National Top Ten Times since 1987 as a CONN Master. At 90, Val swam four events at Nationals, getting 2 first places and 2 second places. Very impressive.
Some of you may have also seen the article on this Connecticut Native in the Hartford Courant. Marcy MacDonald completed her 15th swim across the English Channel on June 30th, 2014, twenty years to the day after her first crossing. This makes her the new American record holder for most English Channel Crossings. Please click here to see the Hartford Courant article.