Viking Tahoe Swim

ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember
edited July 9 in General Discussion

Yesterday I had to pleasure to pilot the second swim of the year in Tahoe. Gary O'Grady swam From Cave Rock to Emerald Bay (to the Vikingsholm). 7h 23m31s. This was the 10th anniversary of the swim. Tom Linthicum (that's me) swam the first one back July 5th 2007. It took me 8 hours. I'm super proud to have been part of Gary's swim. He is a fellow South End Rowing Club member.

I'm also super proud of another South End member, Robin Rose, who swam the length of Tahoe 16h01m. She swam the Viking twice, the English Channel and more to prepare!

2017 swim season is going to be Great! Give me a call anytime if you want a Tahoe update I will be spending time with the Ghost Rider (my boat)!

I want to thank the crew of Robin's team Kim Rutherford, Jack Rose, Cathy Harrington. The crew for Gary's swim Stacy O'Grady, Van Cornwell .

For tracking support Evan Morrison, For swim documentation preparation Dave Van Mouwerik, Scott Tapley.

CathyInCAevmobluemermaid9IronMikeSharko

Best Regards,

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

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  • CathyInCACathyInCA Member

    Such a beautiful place to swim! Water is warming up too!!

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    Will there be an authoritative list of Viking-route Tahoe swimmers at some point? The first being @Reptile of course!

    CathyInCAIronMike
  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember

    Yes I plan to put together a list of past swins. We are more focused on length records currently. We are keeping better records now and moving forward with Evan and Dave's help.

    Best Regards,

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

  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember
    edited July 28

    Another Viking tomorrow! https://track.rs/tahoe 0400 jump

    Best Regards,

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

  • saraheismannsaraheismann NYCNew Member
    edited July 30

    Hello! My name is Sarah, and on Friday August 4th I will be doing the Viking solo swim across Lake Tahoe with the amazing Tom Linthicum (Reptile) and the incredible Bonnie Schwartz Nolan, to raise awareness for programs that use Shakespeare to make their communities better.

    I have a boat and a captain and a kayaker, but I am in need of one person to be crew on the boat. Basically, throw me water bottles, tell me what time it is, take awesome pictures and videos and have a smile of encouragement when at mile 10 I just want to quit.

    We will meet at 2:00am at the Tahoe Keys Marina. The swim will start at 3:00am. I guesstimate it will take about 7.5 hours, so knocking on the door of the Viking Castle around 10:30am. Fingers crossed I get invited to Valhalla.

    Please pass along to anyone who might be interested! Thank you so much!

    IronMikeCathyInCA
  • I'd volunteer (ask Reptile) but I have been banned from helping until after my swim :( Seriously you DON'T want to get invited to Valhalla!

    saraheismann
  • saraheismannsaraheismann NYCNew Member

    Aw, thanks! Good luck! When is your swim? If you need help while I'm in town don't hesitate to ask :-) (And I was totally kidding about Valhalla, haha!)

  • saraheismannsaraheismann NYCNew Member

    Hello! Sarah again. An update to my solo cross Lake Tahoe swim this Friday. I am unfortunately now also seeking a kayaker. I'm working with Tom (Reptile), but seem to be losing man/woman power quickly, haha. I'm very happy to return the favor and help out with anyone who needs it while I'm in town :-)

    So, this Friday August 4th I will be doing a solo swim across Lake Tahoe to raise awareness for programs that use Shakespeare to make their communities better (Swimming for Shakespeare: goo.gl/4iCxpf).

    We will meet at 2:00am at the Tahoe Keys Marina. The swim will start at 3:00am. I guesstimate it will take about 7.5 hours, so knocking on the door of the Viking Castle around 10:30am. Apparently I do not want to be invited to Valhalla.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please pass along to anyone who might be interested! Thank you so much!

    CathyInCAIronMike
  • Great to have met you Sarah! You're in good hands with Sofra and Reptile. Hope to see you at SERC in the future and have a fantastic swim in beautiful Lake Tahoe! It's magical.

  • ReptileReptile Lake TahoeMember

    Nice Work Sarah! You had more energy than your your crew and Captain! LOL! 6h 27m 36s!

    IronMike

    Best Regards,

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

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