Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Leonore Modell - Marathon Swimmers Forum Toggle navigation Marathon Swimmers Forum Sign In Leonore Modell Haydn Member March 2013 edited March 2013 in General Discussion I am looking for this lady who swam the English Channel in 1964. Any clues where to look? Like Comments Niek Member March 2013 edited March 2013 The most complete data I found was on http://www.dover.uk.com/channelswimming/swims/1964/9/3/1514/Leonore+Modell/Leonore Modell - USATime: 15 hours 27 minutesDate: 3 September 1964Route: France » England http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like Haydn Member March 2013 Yes, I found that. But I want to speak with her. Like evmo Admin March 2013 According to the Google News Archives, Leonore hails from Sacramento, California. That's a start, at least. Like Niek Member March 2013 from http://channeltwentyone.com/artwork/2710763_Hypnosis_Channel_Girl_Warms_Up.html including a photo : Hypnosis Channel Girl Warms Up1964Location: Folkstone, KentAmerican schoolgirl Leonore Modell, 14, from Sacramento, California, is given a liberal coating of grease by her coach, Paul Herron, on the beach at Folkestone, Kent, today, August 20, as she began practicing for her cross-channel bid early next month. Leonore hopes to set a new fastest time for women by completing the swim in under 11 hours. Herron, also from Sacramento, who has swum the channel in both directions, says he will control her efforts largely by hypnosis http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like Haydn Member March 2013 Great reports. Gonna be tough finding her then, she will probably have a different surname. I didn't realise she was only 14. Like paulm Member March 2013 Maybe try contactingthe CSA to see if she is still on their email mailing list ?? Like AquaRob Charter Member March 2013 @Haydn I think I have her Mom's address and possibly a phone number... I'll PM you what I found... I knew all that military intelligence training I did would pay off eventually :) http://robaquatics.com Like Leonore Member September 2013 Hayden or Niek my name is Leonore Modell Messenger what would you like to know? Like loneswimmer Admin September 2013 edited September 2013 Hey Leonore, @Haydn is sitting here beside me in Dover. He wondered if you were the person who swam off Dungeness as a Channel swim when you were quite young? (To save him heading off to get his own laptop). Thanks. http://www.loneswimmer.com Like Sully Member September 2013 Woah. This forum network worked better than LinkedIn. Like Leonore Member September 2013 Loneswimmer, I don't know where I swam most of the time, but I landed at the base of Shakespear Cliffs by Dover harbor. I stayed in Folkstone and swam there before my swim from Cape Griznez. I am not sure I answered your question are you attempting a crossing?Leonore Like Haydn Member September 2013 Thanks Leonore, my coach Tom Watch thought it was you who tried to swim the Channel England to France, starting from Dungeness. The route hasn't been tried again ever since. Last week I tried. It didn't work out. There are still a lot of firsts out there still to be swum. Anybody fancy it next year? Like Leonore Member September 2013 Try Greta Anderson Like IronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member September 2013 @Leonore, it is great to have you on here. I think many of us would love to hear your marathon/channel swimming stories. http://marathonswimmers.org/blogs/ironmike Like Leonore Member September 2013 It took me a long time to find this site and it seems that my experience was so long ago it might be a bit out dated. My Tahoe swim was in 1963 fifty years ago. Although I am 1 year younger than Diane Nyad. I will be up at Tahoe in October for my 50th anniversary. My anniversary for the English channel is next year. I hope to go to England and take the Chunnel. I will in the near future relay some of my tails of open water swims. Thanks for the encouragement Mike. Like IronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member September 2013 edited September 2013 I appreciate it @Leonore. After reading Wind, Waves and Sunburn (a book you're in, btw), I really want to hear stories of marathon swimming from back then. Hell, I am killing myself trying to figure out how to bring back the golden days swims like La Tuque 24-hours. (I'm trying to get an OW organization here in the DC area interested in doing a pairs 24-hour swim around Roosevelt Island. Not much interest...YET!)Thanks again! http://marathonswimmers.org/blogs/ironmike Like ssthomas Charter Member September 2013 I second @ironmike's vote- I'd love some stories! Like Haydn Member September 2013 Hey Leonore, how about forming a 1960s reunion relay? Have one last EC swim. Like jvj Member September 2013 edited September 2013 A couple more pictures... Like jvj Member September 2013 Well that didn't work. Not sure why I can't embed pictures but here are the links.http://channeltwentyone.com/zoom/1640x830/2932783.htmlhttp://channeltwentyone.com/zoom/1640x830/2932784.html Like IronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member September 2013 @jvj, did you follow the directions on the New Member Guide? http://marathonswimmers.org/blogs/ironmike Like Niek Member September 2013 edited September 2013 No @jvj isn't at fault. The picture's link doesn't end on something like .jpg, .jpeg, .gif or .png but on .htmlNo websites that run on .php code can show a picture with such an aberrant name. http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like evmo Admin September 2013 edited September 2013 I fixed @jvj's embeds.Method: - Right-click on image- click "Copy Image URL"- insert image URL As @Niek says, this should end in .jpg, .png, or .gif, NOT .html. Like jvj Member September 2013 Thanks @evmo and @Niek. Learning something new everyday... Like Leonore Member September 2013 You guys really crack me up, thanks for the photos. You should see the one of me after my Farallon attempt. At least these I look alive. I must say I thought my swims had been forgotten. Like motivate99 Member September 2013 No, not forgotten - with all the renewed interest in marathon swimming, I think a lot of people would love to hear more about your swims Like IronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member September 2013 @Leonore, still waiting to hear your answer on @Haydn's question about an EC relay anniversary swim. I'm saving money, just in case. ;) http://marathonswimmers.org/blogs/ironmike Like Leonore Member September 2013 If you get enough together I would consider it. I am out of shape for swimming but I workout dry all of the time so it would be a matter of getting wet more often. Also I could go along as support? I can repress my silly fears for an hour at a time. Like Haydn Member September 2013 We just need a team of 6 swimmers from the 60s. So Leonore, you have to be a swimmer. Do you know 5 others. Maybe a 70s team, maybe an 80s team. Oooops, think I have come up with another great idea for a day in the Channel. Lets get five relay teams , one from each decade. Only one prequisite.......they must have swum a solo Channel swim in the decade their team represents. Like Niek Member September 2013 edited September 2013 To even the odds you could have relay teams with every swimmer in the relay from a different decade. That will give a 264+ relay (taking 16y as minimum in their decade.) http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like Leonore Member September 2013 Where do you come up with this stuff. Is it nightmares that you unleash upon the marathon world. Sounds like fun its 55 degrees out here in the Pacific that should be do able for training. You guys crack me up. Like Haydn Member September 2013 Oh Niek, that's it. We reprise the old English Channel races. A relay comprising 6 swimmers, all must have a solo Channel swim in the decade they represent and each team must have a swimmer from each decade. Leonore can captain the USA team and we find 11 other international teams. And get Rolex to sponsor a watch for the winning team.......Maybe gauge some interest in Ireland next couple of weeks? Like vvise Member October 2013 Happy Anniversary, Leonore!!! Like Sign In or Register to comment.