David consistently placed in the top three throughout his marathon career that included second place in the 1991 Traversée Internationale du Lac St-Jean 40 km marathon in 10 hour 19 minutes and in 1993 in 10 hours 28 minutes and third place in the 1990 Santa Fe-Coronda River 57 km (36-mile) marathon in Argentina in 7 hours 9 minutes.Jacques was the first person to swim across lac St-Jean in Quebec, Canada in 1955.He has done 3 of the Oceans Seven (English Channel Catalina Channel Strait of Gibraltar) and has attempted a three-way crossing of the English Channel.When contemporary swimmers think of the English Channel, Nick Adams comes immediately to mind.
Abu-Heif, known as the Crocodile of the Nile, enjoyed a tremendous marathon swimming career from 1953 to 1972.
At the 2000 World Open Water Swimming Championships, he not only coached the team (including the Russian 5 km gold medalist and 25 km gold medalist), but also swam to a bronze medal in the 25 km, just over a minute slower than the swimmer he was coaching.
He won the following medals at the FINA World Championships: 1994 25 km bronze, 1998 5 km gold, 1998 25 km gold, 1998 5 km team silver, 2000 25 km bronze.
Greta won a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle and a silver medal in 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay in the 1948 Olympics.
She was fourth in 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay and eighth in the 400-meter freestyle at the 1952 Olympics.