Catalina Channel Swim, Part 1

Catalina Channel Swim, Part 1


Early last Thursday morning, I crossed the Catalina Channel in 8 hours, 55 minutes, 59 seconds. There’s a good story to tell, but I’ll start with a video. Many thanks to my fellow Promontory Point swimmer Amanda Hunt for getting this footage.

Catalina Channel solo swim from Evan Morrison on Vimeo.

9 Responses to “Catalina Channel Swim, Part 1”

  1. Jared

    2011-08-29T06:02:32+00:00

    Great image of the Capt and his bagpipes at dawn on the sea.

    (need to find someone to play bagpipes at my races)

    Looking forward to reading more- and as always- another fantastic accomplishment!

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    • Evan

      2011-08-30T12:27:01+00:00

      Thanks Jared. Sadly I didn’t hear the bagpipes as I was swimming. Cool for the crew, I guess… unless they were trying to sleep!

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  2. IronMike

    2011-08-29T09:08:02+00:00

    Awesome…especially the dolphins showing us how to properly draft.

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  3. David R

    2011-08-31T16:41:50+00:00

    Congratulations on another amazing achievement. You make Chicago proud.

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    • Evan

      2011-08-31T16:57:56+00:00

      Thanks David. No better place to train in the cold & chop than Lake Michigan!

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  4. Cheryl Palen

    2011-09-07T14:49:59+00:00

    Congratulations! Love the bagpipes…and the video. You rock!

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  5. Cheryl Palen

    2011-09-07T14:50:50+00:00

    SOMEDAY we are coming to Chi-town to swim “Big Shoulders”! :-)

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    • Evan

      2011-09-07T22:15:37+00:00

      Cheryl – thanks! Big Shoulders is a great event – the jewel of midwest OWS.

      Reply

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