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)






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






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



7 Responses to “The Crew”

  1. IronMike


    You forgot:

    Mike Tyson (supporter from afar)

    • Evan


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

  2. John


    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!

  3. Gords


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

  4. Sully


    Looks like a fantastic crew. But, who’s going to step up in this circumstance?

    • Evan


      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.

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


    […] 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. […]


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