Cook Strait - Darren Miller and Craig Lenning

evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
edited April 7 in Cheering Section
Friends of the Forum Darren Miller ( @ForeverSwim ) and Craig Lenning ( @uss_lenning ) are swimming the Cook Strait in the near future.

Swim, Craig, Swim!
Swim, Darren, Swim!

Best of luck to them both.

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  • jcmalickjcmalick Charter Member
    Woohoo Go Big D and Ice Man Craig! Have an amazing time and reach for the shark's eye with a right hook if he comes after you!
  • ChickenOSeaChickenOSea Charter Member
    It's the sheep you have to worry about down there. Have fun!!!
  • Best of luck guys, you'll both be great.

  • ForeverSwimForeverSwim Charter Member
    Much appreciated support from everyone through the open water community! Your support via Facebook, this website and beyond means so much to Craig and I - we are all in this together, as supporting one another is what the sport is all about! We will complete our journey, as we know you are all with us in spirit!! Cheers..
    Stay tuned to www.darren-miller.com for blog and video updates from New Zealand!!
    www.darren-miller.com
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
  • ForeverSwimForeverSwim Charter Member
    www.darren-miller.com
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
  • ForeverSwimForeverSwim Charter Member
    www.darren-miller.com
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
  • ForeverSwimForeverSwim Charter Member
    You can follow the SPOT Tracker here once our journey is underway!! As of now, we do not have a starting time, but just wanted to make I posted the link!! Thank you so much for your support!!
    http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0pKOQjq5TABdDAiOHEkuMleMBnrSldBQJ
    www.darren-miller.com
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
  • jcmalickjcmalick Charter Member
    GO DARREN AND CRAIG!!! Looks like they have a green light to swim at 9 am Wellington Time tomorrow. As long as my conversion times are correct, they should be starting the swim at 4PM EST TODAY or for the non math majors (ahem myself definitely), 1PM Pacific. Safe Crossing Gentleman!
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited March 2013
    Good luck both.
    Do better than Kathleen Wilson did on March 8th 2013
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • jcmalickjcmalick Charter Member
    @Niek, to Kathleen's defense, she was very close to finishing and hypothermia won over. She fought the good fight and I'm sure she will be back again! Til then, I hope to swim in her event, Swim Around Charleston, now in it's third year!
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    I wasn't blaming Kathleen.
    She wasn't mentioned here in this forum despite her tremendous effort and this was an opportunity to do so.
    Also it's to show that the Cook Strait won't give in easily.
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    @Niek: thank you for clarifying.
  • "For Those About to Rock (Craig & Darren) We Salute You!

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    maybe i missed this somewhere, but... are they doing this as a tandem, or separate support boats?
  • ssthomasssthomas Charter Member
    Tandem- sharing support boat and crew.
  • NiekNiek Heiloo, NetherlandsMember
    edited March 2013
    https://www.facebook.com/darrenemiller

    Been underway for about an hour. Conditions are good with little chop. Water temp about 63 F and getting a but warmer

    What's that 'but warmer'? Aided swim? :))
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • Niek said:

    https://www.facebook.com/darrenemiller

    Been underway for about an hour. Conditions are good with little chop. Water temp about 63 F and getting a but warmer

    What's that 'but warmer'? Aided swim? :))
    Saying "aided" swim to these boys would be fighting words, just saying. And I believe it's a tale wind.

  • dc_in_sfdc_in_sf San FranciscoMember
    Niek said:

    https://www.facebook.com/darrenemiller

    Been underway for about an hour. Conditions are good with little chop. Water temp about 63 F and getting a but warmer

    What's that 'but warmer'? Aided swim? :))
    they have clearly "gone local", kiwis are notorious for making i's into u's :)
    http://notdrowningswimming.com - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer
  • bobswimsbobswims Charter Member
    Looks like Darren is going to make it!!!
  • david_barradavid_barra Charter Member
    Congrats to Darren and Craig !
    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited March 2013
    10:42 for Darren, 10:52 for Craig, according to @champion Shelley Taylor-Smith. Well done, guys! Looks like a wicked current there at the end.

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  • Was a privilege and honour to support both Darren Miller & Craig Lenning. The Cook Strait is one of the toughest channels and respected accordingly for testing one's limits. The boys did Open Water Swimming proud... as we knew they would! xxxShells
  • ForeverSwimForeverSwim Charter Member
    Thank you everyone for your support and kind words! We had an absolute blast out there; we sincerely appreciate the respect and honor of your time following us! Check out the swim report at my blog post - www.darren-miller.com.

    Much love and respect from New Zealand!

    @lakespray - AC/DC tribute? Wow. Now that is power my friend.. LOVE IT!
    www.darren-miller.com
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
  • MvGMvG Member
    Congratulations guys!
  • heartheart Member
    Fabulous achievement! Congratulations Darren and Craig!
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited March 2013
    http://dailynews.openwaterswimming.com/2013/03/darren-millers-rock-solid-six-pack.html?m=1

    (Wonder what sort of search traffic Steve M was aiming for with that title?)
  • SharkoSharko Sonoma County, CAMember
    Two fins up on the crossing!!!
    "I never met a shark I didn't like"
  • ForeverSwimForeverSwim Charter Member

    Cook Strait Swim
    Craig Lenning & Darren Miller
    www.darren-miller.com
    ENJOY!
    www.darren-miller.com
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A.
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