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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Evans, Erikson And Lenning - Three With The Right Stuff
Craig Lenning did the remarkable when he swam from the Farallons Island to Muir Beach - 14 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge - in 15 hours 46 minutes.
His swim was deservedly praised throughout the global open water swimming community. It was an monumental effort in one of the toughest stretches of waters in the world. His support crew had experience to the brim (Vito Bialla, David Holscher, Patrick Horn, Jamie Patrick and Evan Morrison), the technology and weather-forecasting tools to select his window were top-notch, and he trained like few others - in cold-water lakes at high altitude in the mountain state of Colorado.
If there was anyone capable of achieving this swim, it was Lenning.
But it also calls to mind, the two men nearly half a century before who also successfully made the swim: Stewart Evans (13 hours 44 minutes) and Ted Erikson (14 hours 38 minutes). These two were pioneers far ahead of their time - intrepid swimmers with big goals. "I thought a lot about Stu and Ted during the swim," recalled Lenning. "It was much easier for me to swim knowing it was possible to do."
The trio of swimmers - Evans, Erikson and Lenning - are remarkable men with clearly the Right Stuff.
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Open Water Swimming Magazine
Open Water Swimming MagazineThe Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.
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The Other Shore
The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
An Almanac for Open Water SwimmingAn almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.
This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.
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The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.