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 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 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 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 Member

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

    evmorlmbluemermaid9JustSwimIronMikejendutDanSimonelliCathyInCAthelittlemerwookie
  • VanMouVanMou 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 Member

    Ken is underway.

  • VanMouVanMou 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.

    IMG_1257

    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 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 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 Member

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

    CathyInCAthelittlemerwookie
  • VanMouVanMou 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 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 Member

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

    aafairman
  • Great Job Ryan!!

    Swimmersuz
  • VanMouVanMou 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 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!

    Sharko
  • 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"

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