The Crew

The Crew


No ultra-marathon swim is possible without support – and the selflessness of a marathon swim crew is one of the most beautiful aspects of our sport.

I couldn’t be happier with the motley collection of folks supporting my Catalina swim. The sheer aquatic talent and marathon swimming experience on the Bottom Scratcher this Wednesday night will be something to behold! I’ll be in good hands.

 

 

Anne Cleveland (CCSF observer)
– IMSHOF inductee
– double English Channel crossing, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Held (CCSF observer)
– Catalina 2010
– Tampa, MIMS 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Grace V. (paddler/pace swimmer)
– winner, 12.6-mi Distance Swim Challenge

 

 

 

 

Neil V. (paddler)

 

 

 

 

 

Garrett M. (crew)
– washed-up former Yale water polo player

 

 

 

 

 

Rob D. (crew)
RobAquatics.com

 

 

 

 

 

Mark W. (crew)
– 2008 Olympian, 10K open-water

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda H. (crew)
– MIMS solo, 2009/2010

 

 

7 Responses to “The Crew”

  1. IronMike

    2011-08-23T03:31:13+00:00

    You forgot:

    Mike Tyson (supporter from afar)

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    • Evan

      2011-08-23T05:21:11+00:00

      Mike, you are a good dude. Your support means a lot, even from 6,000 miles away.

      Reply
  2. John

    2011-08-23T09:17:13+00:00

    Someone better keep an eye in that washed-up Polo player. He looks a bit shady. Good lucky Evan – you got a few Fords on your side!

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  3. Gords

    2011-08-23T10:27:41+00:00

    Wow! World class crew for a world class swimmer! Should be a fantastic swim.

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  4. Sully

    2011-08-23T12:00:20+00:00

    Looks like a fantastic crew. But, who’s going to step up in this circumstance? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwmV60XB1Sc

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    • Evan

      2011-08-23T23:01:26+00:00

      John – He’ll be honored that you said so.

      Gords – Wish that were so… then maybe I could make some money off this crazy business :)

      Sully – Didn’t know you were a Friends fan.

      Reply
  5. Evan v. Catalina | Rob Aquatics Masters Swimming Blog

    2011-08-29T23:08:58+00:00

    […] Since I was an hour early I got all my gear sorted out into a swim bag and a carry on reusable grocery bag type thing, made a few phone calls, and tried to just shut my eyes a bit. As we neared 8:30 I wandered down towards the water and found most of the crew starting to assemble. Gracie, Niel, Anne, and Barb were all right there. Soon after we had a whole gang of Morrisons (Evan, his parents, and brother/pace swimmer Garret) along with Mark (who just so happens to be a 10k OWS Olympian from 2008). You can read up on everybody on the team here. […]

    Reply

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