Lake Tahoe swims 2017

ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember
edited February 2 in General Discussion

2017 looks like another busy year! If anyone wants to help crew or observe a Length of Tahoe swim this year July, August or September please let me know! We have been getting lots of fresh water in the lake this year! The Lake was full for my first successful length swim in 2006 and getting lower every year since then. I want to thank Dave Van Mouwerik for tracking down and recording all previous swims (still a work in progress). We will be adding more information at www.laketahoemarathonswimfederation.com/ soon. Sincerely, Tom Linthicum AKA Reptile

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Best Regards,

Tom Linthicum Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation 925-787-8291

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  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember

    Best Regards,

    Tom Linthicum Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation 925-787-8291

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited July 1

    From the Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation…

    2017 is going to be a busy year for lengthwise swims across Lake Tahoe. Despite record snowfall this past winter, the lake is warming up, with some reports of 65 degrees F in several locations on the south side of the lake.

    Fifteen lengthwise swims are scheduled for this year; most swims will occur in July and August; the final swim is scheduled for the first week of October. Most swimmers are from the USA; one swimmer is from Canada and one is from the UK. There are 8 female solo swimmers, 6 male solo swimmers, and a relay swim comprised of 3 males.

    Tonight the season starts with Robin Rose of California making an attempt on this 21.3 mile swim. Tom Linthicum (aka Reptile) will be escorting Robin in his boat Ghostrider,

    Good Luck, Robin!

    Watch Robin's effort tonight, on track.rs/tahoe

    thelittlemerwookiecynswimsevmoIronMikeDanSimonelliSharko
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Robin is still at it; her distance over time scatterplot is carving near-perfect sine waves; she has been moving through the water for over thirteen hours--water that has consistently been 63 to 65 degrees F.

    evmo
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Robin was a contender to snatch Tom Linthicum's 2014 record-breaking Tahoe swim away from him. In that swim Tom took 18 hr 13 min to cross the lake from south to north. At 1:30 this morning, Robin's pace was at such an ebb that it appeared she was on track to out-do Tom's 2014 performance. But between 2:00 am and 9:00 am, Robin's pace steadily increased, likely preserving Tom's record for years to come.

    At Robin's current rate of travel, she is due to complete her crossing in about an hour.

    evmoDanSimonelli
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Congratulations, Robin, on your swim across the length of Lake Tahoe in 16 hrs 01 min 58 sec.

    evmorlmbluemermaid9JustSwimIronMikejendutDanSimonelliCathyInCAthelittlemerwookie
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited July 11

    On Tuesday night, July 11, Ken Mignosa of Santa Clara, CA, will be attempting a lengthwise swim across Lake Tahoe from South to North; Tom Linthicum will be escorting him in his boat Ghostrider; Cathy Harrington will be the observer for this swim. Watch Ken's progress, starting at about 22:00 on Tuesday night here -- track.rs/tahoe

    ssthomasthelittlemerwookieevmoCathyInCADanSimonelli
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Ken is underway.

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited July 12

    Ken crossed the state line into Nevada about an hour ago, and is being greeted by the pre-dawn. The water temperature is 66.8 degrees.

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    ssthomasNiekevmoSharkoCathyInCA
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsCharter Member
    edited July 12

    VanMou said: Ken crossed the state line into Nevada about an hour ago

    lines ??? in openwater. :D

    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited July 13

    Sorry for the delay in getting out the results of Ken's swim yesterday. Ken had a successful swim across the length of Lake Tahoe. His unofficial time for completing the route was 14h 38m 18s. Once the observer log is reviewed, we will record the official time (which is probably the same as the unofficial time).

    Congratulations to Ken on his accomplishment!

    SharkoevmoIronMikeSarah4140ssthomasDanSimonelli
  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember
    DanSimonelli

    Best Regards,

    Tom Linthicum Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation 925-787-8291

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited July 16

    The Machine Men:
    Chris Kraus, 57, New York City
    Rick Gaenzle, 52, Richmond, VA
    Brian Ross, 61, New York City

    According to Openwaterpedia, these three guys are the first relay to have accomplished the Oceans Seven, which they performed between 2006 and 2015. (For the EC, in 2006, they had two additional members due to EC rules not allowing only 3 persons in a relay at that time.)

    Tonight they are taking on Lake Tahoe. Tom Linthicum is their boat pilot, in Ghost Rider. They should be underway at about 9:00 pm tonight (PDT). It is a muggy night in Tahoe.

    Watch their effort tonight at https://track.rs/tahoe

    Good Luck, Machine Men!

    evmoCathyInCADanSimonelli
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Dawn on Lake Tahoe. The Machine Men have just over five miles remaining in their lengthwise Tahoe crossing.IMG_1258

    CathyInCAthelittlemerwookie
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    The Machine Men successfully crossed Lake Tahoe. Unofficial time is 13h 9m.

    Congratulations to Chris, Rick, and Brian!

    thelittlemerwookieDanSimonelli
  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember

    The Machine Men killed it today! I want to thank Cathy Harrington Observer and Michael Hefernan for Kayaking! There would be no way it could have happened without them! Chris, Brian and Rick were tough and have a new respect for Lake Tahoe! Thanks Dave for reporting their progress! We had a great night on the water!

    IronMikeCathyInCAthelittlemerwookie

    Best Regards,

    Tom Linthicum Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation 925-787-8291

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Hey!

    There is another solo attempt to cross the length of Lake Tahoe tonight. This is again a South-to-North swim, and it should get underway at about 10pm tonight.

    Ryan Utsumi, 38 years old, from Burlingame, CA, will be in the lake tonight.

    You can follow his swim at https://track.rs/tahoe

    aafairmanthelittlemerwookieDanSimonelli
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Ghost Rider just reported that Ryan is swimming strongly in 65.4 degree water.

    aafairman
  • Great Job Ryan!!

    Swimmersuz
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    The official time of Ryan's successful crossing was 10h 36m 0s.

    Congratulations Ryan!

    thelittlemerwookieSwimmersuzRob
  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember

    Nice work Ryan! It was a pleasure to guide you across the lake!

    Swimmersuz

    Best Regards,

    Tom Linthicum Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation 925-787-8291

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited July 26

    Whoa! I missed announcing last night's swim. Van Cornwell of Mill Valley, CA crossed the length of Lake Tahoe from south to north in 11h 5m 8s. His observer was Mark Lutzker, and Tom Linthicum, in Ghostrider, escorted Van across the lake.

    Congratulations, Van!

    SharkoCathyInCAVanCornwell
  • SharkoSharko Sonoma County, CACharter Member

    Good swim Van...you are on your way...Two Fins Up!!!

    "I never met a shark I didn't like"

  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember

    Van, It was a pleasure seeing you swim Tahoe! Your team was a perfect match! You should be proud of this accomplishment! See you back and the Mighty South End Soon!

    VanCornwell

    Best Regards,

    Tom Linthicum Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation 925-787-8291

  • Nice swimming Van. Hope to see you back in Hawaii for some warmer water channels

    VanCornwell
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited August 13

    This evening a lengthwise crossing of Lake Tahoe will start. Justin O'Reilly of San Rafael, CA, will be attempting a south-to-north crossing. Alisa Gray will be observing the swim; Tom Linthicum in Ghostrider will be escorting the swimmer along the route. You can follow the swim at https://track.rs/tahoe

    Good luck this evening, Justin!

    jbs
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    A belated heads up that Justin was not successful in his attempt to cross Lake Tahoe.

    Also, on Tuesday, August 15, at about 11:30 am, Devon Clifford began a South to North lengthwise crossing. She succeeded in about 16 hours, finishing around 3:30 am on Wednesday morning.

    Congratulations to Devon!

  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember

    Thanks Dave. Devon came in with a total elapsed time 16h10m6s. She fought a head wind from the North and pushed through getting sick for several hours! She is one tough swimmer!

    Best Regards,

    Tom Linthicum Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation 925-787-8291

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    We have another swim going on tonight. It started about an hour ago--Marilyn Korzekwa from Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA) is making an attempt on a south-to-north crossing.

    Tom Linthicum is piloting her across in GhostRider.

    You can follow her swim at https://track.rs/tahoe

    Go! Marilyn!

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Congratulations to Marilyn on her successful Tahoe lengthwise crossing!

    This was a significant effort, lasting a little over seventeen hours.

    Way to go, Marilyn!

    SoloJustSwimthelittlemerwookieRob
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Friday night (August 25) at about 10:00 pm, Charles Brown of Bakersfield, CA, will be attempting a lengthwise swim across Lake Tahoe. Tom Linthicum will be piloting Ghost Rider, the escort boat; Dave Van Mouwerik will be the observer.

    Follow him at https://track.rs/tahoe

    We wish Charles good fortune as he swims across the lake!

    ssthomas
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    The slivered moon set before Charles's swim start of ten pm. It was an inky black night.

    This was not Charles's night for a successful crossing; swim ended at about ninety minutes.

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    On Monday the 28th August, Chris Layton (Chicago, IL) and Marcia Cleveland (Winnetka, IL) attempted a lengthwise swim across Lake Tahoe. This was a tandem swim. Observers were Robin Rose and Dave Van Mouwerik; escort boat pilots were Tom Linthicum (Ghost Rider) and Clay Prescott.

    Chris made it 2/3rds of the way across the Lake before severe muscle cramps ended his swim.

    Marcia completed the swim with an official time of 11:26:36. With this swim, Marcia became the 5th person to gain the California Triple Crown (http://db.marathonswimmers.org/california-triple-crown).

    Congratulations Marcia!

    ssthomasthelittlemerwookieevmoIronMike
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Also!

    On August 27th Ranie Pearce of Orinda , CA, successfully completed the lengthwise Tahoe swim. This swim was escorted by pilot Nick Temmermand; Sylvia Lacock was the crew chief; Bryan Temmermand was the observer.

    Ranie completed this swim in an official time of 16:25:58.

    Way to go, Ranie!

    ssthomasthelittlemerwookieJustSwimevmoIronMike
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited September 1

    The Lake Tahoe Marathon Swim Federation has had a busy year, and it is not over yet. All lengthwise swims this year were undertaken from South (Camp Richardson) to North (Hyatt Beach in Incline Village). We have had 8 successful lengthwise solo swims, with all but one of them being escorted by Tom Linthicum in Ghost Rider. Tom also escorted a successful 3 man relay across the length of the lake. There have been four unsuccessful attempts. There are two remaining lengthwise swims that are scheduled; the final one will be on October 5th, when both air and water temperature will likely be much lower than now.

    Two new swimmers have been recognized this year as having completed the California Triple Crown. (http://db.marathonswimmers.org/california-triple-crown) Those swimmers are Amy Gubser (she swam off of Anacapa Island in June to complete her third swim) and Marcia Cleveland (whose swim was just reported in this thread).

    Also, logs have been kept on all Viking swims that took place this year. (The Viking Route is a 10.5 mile course pioneered by Tom Linthicum, which starts at Cave Rock and heads in a southwesterly direction into Emerald Bay, ending just in front of the Scandinavia-inspired building Vikingsholm.) This winter those logs will be used to develop a List of Successful Viking Swims, and that list will then be published.

    evmoRob
  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member
    edited September 8

    Tonight will be the second-to-last lengthwise 2017 swim season attempt across Lake Tahoe. Catherine Breed of Alameda, CA will be jumping at 11:00 pm or so. Tom Linthicum will be piloting Ghost Rider, the escort boat; Scott Tapley will be handling the observer duties.

    You can follow Catherine's progress tonight at https://track.rs/tahoe

    Good luck, Catherine!

  • VanMouVanMou San Luis Obispo, CASenior Member

    Catherine Breed performed remarkably on her swim last night across the length of Lake Tahoe. Her official time was 8:56:17, and her average speed was just a shade under 2.4 MPH for the entire 21.3 mile swim.

    Undisputedly, Catherine has posted the fastest time ever for a lengthwise Tahoe swim.

    Congratulations Catherine!L_20170908_Breed_PHOTO1

    evmomalinakaSwimmersuzssthomasRob
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