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aztimm
July 28th, 2008, 12:37 PM
I haven't seen anything posted about this race yet, and since there seems to be a few ultra-distance swimmers here, thought there would be some interest:
http://www.swimacrossthesound.com/

Basically it is a swim from Bridgeport, CT to Long Island, something like 15.5 miles (possibly more depending on currents and drifting).

We have a guy on my team doing it:
http://azlmsc.blogspot.com/2008/07/rowley-swimming-across-sound.html
Mark is a really great guy. We've been swimming in the same lane ever since I switched to morning workouts, back in 2001. I can only imagine how much further he could have gone with swimming. He's definitely an inspriation to me and the rest of the team.

Our local Fox news was at practice this morning, getting some shots of him in and out of the water (I may be in the background). That should air tomorrow, and I'll update this thread with links as I have them.

hofffam
July 28th, 2008, 12:55 PM
Shouldn't this be in the open water forum?

SwimStud
July 28th, 2008, 01:00 PM
You can do it as a team too and take a mile each sort of thing. If anyone wants to do next year...let me know.

aztimm
July 28th, 2008, 02:05 PM
You can do it as a team too and take a mile each sort of thing. If anyone wants to do next year...let me know.

I'd love to do this some time. Let me know when they post next year's info, and I'll plan it on my calendar. This is one of those things (along with LaJolla) that I always think of doing, but then I wait too long and my work calendar fills.

SwimStud
July 28th, 2008, 09:40 PM
I'd love to do this some time. Let me know when they post next year's info, and I'll plan it on my calendar. This is one of those things (along with LaJolla) that I always think of doing, but then I wait too long and my work calendar fills.

http://give.stvincents.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=215&srcid=238
Here's the link for this year. When I hear the rumblings about it next year I'll give you a nudge.

Leonard Jansen
July 29th, 2008, 07:05 AM
http://give.stvincents.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=215&srcid=238
Here's the link for this year. When I hear the rumblings about it next year I'll give you a nudge.

Note that a relay team has to raise at least $7500 to participate. Ouch!

-LBJ

SwimStud
July 29th, 2008, 08:15 AM
Note that a relay team has to raise at least $7500 to participate. Ouch!

-LBJ
Yeah it's quite a high watermark (no pun intended) you need 4-6 people on a team too. I just raised $500 for my MS swim this year. I understand everyone feels reluctant to raise funds, as they love to swim, but the money doesn't go to the swimmer it's IS for the charity. They just use your enthusiasm for the sport to leverage the the fundraising.

aztimm
July 30th, 2008, 04:59 PM
The story aired on our local FOX TV station yesterday morning, and is available online here:
http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/myfox/pages/ContentDetail?contentId=7088396