Triple Crown - shortest turnaround
@david_barra said: Charlotte is, I believe, 3rd on the list of Shortest elapsed time from first to third crowns.
@SuddethB said: It is also an interesting metric to keep track of who was the fastest to complete the Triple Crown or the Oceans Seven from the date and time of starting the first swim in the set to the date and time of the last
The issue was raised in a different thread of the "shortest turnaround" between the first swim and the last swim.
According to Steve M, Patrick McKnight established the new record when he did all three in the span of 34 days this year - breaking the previous record of 35 days held by Rendy-Lynn Opdycke.
At the age of 24, Rendy Lynn Opdycke completed her Triple Crown within 35 days in 2008. She first completed the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 7 hours 46 minutes on July 5th, then the English Channel in 10 hours 54 minutes on July 27th, and the wrapped her Triple Crown up with a crossing of the Catalina Channel in 8 hours 28 minutes on August 9th. (DNOWS, Aug 16, 2016)
What's interesting about the "shortest turnaround" record is there's a potential ambiguity in how it's measured: Do we start from the date of swimmer's earliest TC swim? Or is it any combination of the three swims?
As Steve says, Rendy-Lynn did all three swims within 35 days in 2008. However, what may not be commonly understood is that she did MIMS three times before 2008 - in '04, '06, and '07. So does it really make sense to count her "turnaround" as 35 days? It certainly seems a bit different than what Patrick McKnight or Charlotte Samuels did - all three swims for the first time within 34 days and 73 days (respectively).