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JonML
September 7th, 2012, 08:44 PM
I'm considering swimming from Leland, MI to either North Manitou (9.8 miles) or South Manitou (16 miles). I can't find a record of anyone having ever done it. Does anyone here know definitively whether it has been done?

Given the distance and water temperature, I'd like to have it count as my qualification swim for the English Channel. What's the process for getting a swim certified?

Thanks in advance,

Jon

MickYoung
September 10th, 2012, 04:36 PM
I can't answer your question at all, but I wish you the best of luck. I hope you let us at the board know what you are doing.

Jason Lassen recently tried to swim from Beaver Island to the mainland, but didn't make it :(

I think the Manitou Island might be considered to be part of the same archipelago as Beaver.

JonML
September 15th, 2012, 08:16 AM
I can't answer your question at all, but I wish you the best of luck, and I hope you let us at the boad know what you are doing.

Jason Lassen recnetly tried to swim from Beaver Island to the mainland, but didn't make it :(

I think the Manitou Island might be considered to be part of the same archipelago as Beaver.

The islands are in the same general area. Not sure about conditions, they might be somewhat different.

I had heard about Jason's attempt. He tried to do the whole thing breast stroke. That's a lot of breast stroke. Hope he tries it again.

Jon

MickYoung
September 17th, 2012, 05:39 PM
I had heard about Jason's attempt. He tried to do the whole thing breast stroke. That's a lot of breast stroke. Hope he tries it again.


When I first heard that Lassen was doing it all breast stroke, I discounted his effort - until I read that he had done Catalina all breast.

I guess some breasts are better than others.
:bolt:

ViveBene
September 17th, 2012, 07:29 PM
JonML -
Try this site (some also post here).
http://www.marathonswimmers.org/forum/

If it's a first, well, you might also get some recognition! :)