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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Christof Wandratsch Sets Off Blistering Pace

Photo courtesy of Wayne Soutter soon heading out to the English Channel.

Christof Wandratsch set off a blistering pace on the EC6 relay (Total Immersion in the English Channel) this morning.

"Christof wants lots of feedback and his stroke count per minute, every 10 minutes," explains Wayne Soutter onboard Reg Brickell, Jr. 's escort boat the Viking Princess.

"Christof completed the first leg fast - 5.6 km in the hour. There is a strong sense of excitement among the team [of Kirsten Cameron, Steve West, Bernie Zeruhn, Andrew Chamberlain and Dave Warren]."

The EC6 relay or Total Immersion in the English Channel is en route on its attempt to break the one-way English Channel crossing record of the USA Swimming National Team (6 hours 52 minutes).

At 9 am, the first 3 swimmers (Wandratsch, Cameron, and West powered through some great conditions with winds of 15 knots from the southwest, wave height almost nil at 0.1m, air temperatures at 17.1ºC and sea still a warm 18.1ºC.

For additional articles, photos and videos on today's EC6 Relay, visit:

* Gen X Elevates Expectations Across The Seas
* Bernie Zeruhn Swimming Strongly
* Kirsten Cameron Happy To Be Part Of EC6 Relay
* The Man Behind The EC6 Relay
* Christof Wandratsch Swims A 5.6 km Leadoff Leg
* Swimming West, EC6 Powers Across The English Channel
* Feeding Fast And Fast Freestyle
* Swimmer's Shoulder Strength

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