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Sunday, June 21, 2015

15 Hours 22 Minutes Of Long, Hard Butterfly

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Over the last three years, Dan Projansky has been absolutely [Vicki] Keith-like* with miles upon miles of butterfly traveled in various open bodies of water.

In addition to this weekend's 36 miles swum butterfly* over 15 hours 22 minutes that he just completed at yesterday's END-WET**, he also did 27 miles of butterfly at the 2012 END-WET race in North Dakota, 8.2 miles butterfly at the 2012 Swim4Freedom event in Wisconsin, another 27 miles butterfly in the 2013 END-WET, another 8.2 miles fly at the 2013 Swim4Freedom, 9 (out of 12.5) miles fly in the 2013 Swim Around Key West in Florida, and 36 miles fly in the 2014 END-WET, 8.2 mile fly in the 2014 Swim4Freedom, and 9.5 miles fly across Canyon Lake during the 2014 S.C.A.R. in Arizona

That is 169.1 miles (272 km) over the last 3 years while carrying on as a mild-mannered banker in Chicago, Illinois.

But he is not finished for 2015. He will do the annual Swim4Freedom 8.2-miler and was its top donor in 2014.

He will keep on 'flying and generating donations (see here).

END-WET Solo Swimmer Results:
1. Sarah Thomas 9:43
2. Bill Leonard 9:53
3. Charles Brown 10:09
4. Laurie Bauder (neoprene) 10:15
5. Jenna Rutkowski 10:28
6. Cliff Crozier 10:38
7. Sharessa Gutierrez 10:47
8. Don Henderson 10:50
9. Dan Jacobson 10:55
10. Scott Jensen (neoprene) 11:03
11. Miranda Anderson 11:19
12. Molly Nance (neoprene) 11:22
13. Dave DaPrato 11:33
14. Patty Hermann (neoprene) 11:44
15. Rachel Horos 11:47
16. Steve Gruenwald 11:53
17. Jaimie Monahan 11:56
18. Ranie Pearce 12:43
19. Landon Ascheman 12:54
20. Kate Howell 13:06
21. Jim Gardner 13:24
22. Kristine Buckley 13:25
23. Steve Delke 13:26
24. Bill Murtha 13:41
25. Dan Projansky (butterfly) 15:22
DNF Dan Endy (23 of 36 miles)
DNF Tara Manzella (15 of 36 miles)

END-WET Relay Results:
1. check MEOWt (4-person) Relay 10:31
2. Obembe Bros (3-person) Relay 11:39
3. Chicks with Kick (3-person) Relay 11:41

* Butterfly in the open water is practiced by a small subset of open water swimmers including Vicki Keith, Julie Bradshaw MBE, Sylvain Estadieu, Dan Projansky, Brenton Williams, Kathryn Mason, Graham Barratt, Héctor Ramírez Ballesteros, Paolo Eros Cerizzi, Brian Suddeth, Tom Boettcher and Gail Rice.

** Won by Sarah Thomas in 2015.

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