Lake Tahoe Swim Society

DocScottDocScott Member
edited August 2013 in General Discussion
I am trying to obtain a copy of the "25 page safety plan" described on the LTSS website.
My Tahoe swim (traditional south to north route), EC rules is scheduled in about 2 weeks (August 31st).
I am all set, but would love to see what has already been developed.
If anyone can send a copy to drscott@drkaloust.com or pass along message to Jamie, that would be great (my attempts have not worked).
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  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    Scott, I've passed along your message to Jamie, and he will be in touch. I haven't seen the safety plan, but it seems like it could be a valuable addition to the "Resources" section we are trying to build out here at marathonswimmers.org.
  • Perfect, thanks for your help!
  • ryanmdaltonryanmdalton San Francisco, CAMember

    Evmo did you ever get a copy of this safety plan?

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    No. As far as I can tell, the website hasn't been updated since it initially launched 3 years ago.

  • JenAJenA Member

    I think I had a copy of it at one point... I got it from Patti B, and it was inspiring. Is she here? I can approach her...

  • ryanmdaltonryanmdalton San Francisco, CAMember

    JenA that would be great. I'm hoping to do this swim and any informational materials would be great.

  • JenAJenA Member

    @ryanmdalton: Patti sent me her information, and I've sent it to @evmo for hosting. Patti also included her contact info in case anyone wants to follow up with her.

  • suziedodssuziedods Member

    Tom Linthicum of SERC has done this swim a fair few times. He might also know of boats etc. A safety plan might also be obtained perhaps from The Olympic Club? Or , make your own and put it up for review? I feel that the LTSS is really a non- entity if it hasn't been updated in 3yrs and no one is responding. Also I am pretty sure GSL and/or Portland have safety plans. They might be a good place to start as well.

    Starting to like pools... @suzieswimcoach www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com

  • JustSwimJustSwim Member

    Good to know for our future T.D. adventure. :)

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited May 13

    Here is Patti's Lake Tahoe safety plan:

    http://marathonswimmers.org/assets/misc/TahoeSafetyPlan.pdf

    Thanks @JenA for reaching out to Patti and obtaining this.

    suziedods
  • MichaelGMichaelG Member

    As Suzie mentioned, Tom Linthicum is a wonderful contact for anybody wishing to do this swim. Having piloted my own swim last year, he is about as experienced and knowledgeable as anybody when it comes to Lake Tahoe. Even if he's unavailable to help on the day of your swim, I would highly encourage anybody seeking information to reach out to him.

    Sharko
  • DukeDuke New Member

    A group of us swimmers from the DC would like to swim across the length of Lake Tahoe next month(August 2015). We would like to do a sanctioned swim. I understand the Lake Tahoe Swim Society hasn't updated their website for awhile. Can anyone let me know who should I contact to get this swim started. We're thinking of swimming on 8/21/15. Thanks for your help.

  • SharkoSharko Sonoma County, CAMember

    Duke et al,

    Tom Linthicum (Reptile) is our (South End) swim commissioner and I was crew on his first length of Lake Tahoe years ago…since then Reptile has done just about every configuration of a swim of Lake Tahoe and has piloted many swimmers over the years…as far as I know these swims all go into the record books…he is serious, supportive and available…

    Tom Linthicum tomlinthicum@hotmail.com 925-787-8291

    .

    "I never met a shark I didn't like"

  • bruckbruck San FranciscoMember
    edited July 15

    Duke said: A group of us swimmers from the DC would like to swim across the length of Lake Tahoe next month(August 2015). We would like to do a sanctioned swim. I understand the Lake Tahoe Swim Society hasn't updated their website for awhile. Can anyone let me know who should I contact to get this swim started.

    There isn't really such a thing as a "sanctioned" Lake Tahoe swim. The L.T.S.S. doesn't provide observers or charge sanction fees, and as you note, the website hasn't been updated in years. It is more of an informational resource than a sanctioning body.

    Just go out and swim. I'm sure Tom Linthicum would be happy to escort you across.

    suziedods
  • DukeDuke New Member

    Thanks Bruck! Appreciate your feedback. Duke

  • I think we need to give a huge thank you to Tom Linthicum and various other members of the South End here who recently escorted two length of Tahoe swimmers. I know of at least two more coming up , all supported by Tom et al. While the LTSS may have a website... Reptile and his team appear to be the "go to" guys at this point. I don' t think he's on here but if anyone needs contact info let me know. Tahoe is a definite challenge, but no sharks.

    TheoIronMikeBloodBankmsquyer

    Starting to like pools... @suzieswimcoach www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com

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