Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Loch Ness Solo Swim - Marathon Swimmers Forum Toggle navigation Marathon Swimmers Forum Sign In Loch Ness Solo Swim ThomasJOutram Member September 2012 edited September 2012 in General Discussion Has anyone ever completed a solo crossing of Loch Ness? I can't find any record of it anywhere, and given the temperature rarely rises above 7 degrees even in the summer, 23miles seems an incredibly long way. Tagged: lochness Like Comments Niek Member September 2012 edited September 2012 On http://openwaterswimming.eu/node/2367 (with the original article on http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2010/11/michael-read-reaches-hall-of-fae.html) you can read: "He was the third person to swim the 38.6K (24-mile) Loch Ness in 14 hours and 23 minutes in 6°-7°C (42.8°-44.7°F) water." http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like ThomasJOutram Member September 2012 Impressive! Thanks for that. Like loneswimmer Admin September 2012 edited September 2012 Kevin Murphy, King of the Channel told me he did it in the 70s (I think, maybe 80s). I think other English Channel Legend and, sadly no longer with us, Des Renford, also did so, and if I recall they even raced each other down it. http://www.loneswimmer.com Like Niek Member September 2012 edited September 2012 to date only nine swimmers have been recorded by the BLDSAread the page from the excellent H2Openmagazine issue April2012I don't think Simon Griffits will mind my copying it.You can subscribe here https://www.escosubs.co.uk/h2open/index.asp.Link to the page: http://content.yudu.com/A1waru/H20penApril2012/resources/20.htm http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like IronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member September 2012 BTW, H2Open magazine is worth subscribing to, no matter what side of the pond you live on. Love it! http://marathonswimmers.org/blogs/ironmike Like ForeverSwim Charter Member September 2012 I spoke with Tammy van Wisse a year back about her Loch Ness journey in August 1999, and she recommended Caley Cruisers for an escort boat. Although, they sent me an amazing welcome packet in the mail, I do not recall that they were able to "escort" me across the Loch. Richard Clifford (reknowned paddler for Tammy, as well as Penny Palfrey and MANY NYC Swim events) is an excellent resource as he also accompanied her during her Loch Ness swim. Hope this helps! www.darren-miller.comPittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A. Like Sign In or Register to comment.