evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited July 2017 in General Discussion

I'm not sure what else to title this thread, but I feel it's of essential interest to marathon swimmers to reflect on the misfortune that befell John Caughlin in the Maui Channel six years ago. A few seconds that changed one man's life forever, and was the impetus for major changes in the OWS landscape in the US... which have been discussed elsewhere on this Forum.

Link to his first-person account of 2011: years later.doc?dl=0

And link to his recent blog post on completing another Maui Channel swim in May of this year:



  • SoloSolo B.C. CanadaMember

    Um, wow.....I can't even imagine going back after that. Brave soul.

  • JaimieJaimie NYCCharter Member

    Perfect title. What an amazing person - thanks for sharing.

  • curlycurly Issaquah, WAMember

    Well I have to admit that I'm a little choked up reading this. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone on that. That is taking endurance to a whole new level.

  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    Truly terrifying experience... to come back and once again take on that swim has to take a special kind of courage.

  • bluemermaid9bluemermaid9 Boca Raton, FL, United StatesMember

    My heart goes out to this brave soul. I heard about this accident from another swimmer at that race. It must take a lot of heart to go back. Amazing.

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