Paul Lundgren Sea of Cortez Swim 2013

NiekNiek Member
edited November 2013 in Cheering Section
Long distance swimmer and Marin County resident, Paul Lundgren announced today that on November 6th, he will step into the waters in San Carlos, Mexico for his third attempt at swimming across the Sea of Cortez. If accomplished, it will be a World Record for the longest unassisted swim in history. http://swimswam.com/lundgren-attempts-80-mile-sea-cortez-crossing-third-time/

http://www.swimcortez.com
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  • I really hope he makes it and for what it's worth, I think he will this time.He's done some SERIOUS training and he's very well sorted mentally about the swim.
    Good luck Paul!
    I love swimming
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  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited October 2013
    Niek said:

    If accomplished, it will be a World Record for the longest unassisted swim in history.

    During the Diana Nyad controversy, I asked Steve @Munatones about the "longest unassisted swim" world record. Interestingly, he said the debate about Diana "breaking" Penny's record was moot, because the record is actually held by Veljko Rogošić, who apparently swam 140 miles in the Adriatic Sea in 2006.

    http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1000/longest-ocean-swim

    http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Veljko_Rogosic

    Anybody have any insights about this?
  • Okay.. then.. logs? reports? It says without flippers.. what about a stinger suit? rules? observers?
    I mean if we ask these things of dn, then why not of this man? GBWR must have had SOME sort of documentation. I don't see any on the site.
    BUT>..>> this is Paul's cheering section ** GO PAUL!
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited October 2013
    Suzie, I'm not saying we shouldn't ask for documentation of Mr. Rogošić's swim (even though he passed away last year). However, Paul is making the claim that this would be the longest unassisted swim in history. It is relevant to ask whether that claim can be legitimately made.

    GO PAUL!
  • @evmo... ah.. misunderstood the comment. Thanks.
    You can do this Paul!
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • It's a bit obscure.
    In this obituary there's no mention of this swim and neither of his swim from Sicily to Tunisia.
    At Sicily to Tunisia he first planned to swim in a cage link.
    On http://www.croatianhistory.net/etf/sport.html no mention of this 2006 swim.
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  • Cause this is meant as a cheering post for Paul I continued Veljko Rogošić on http://www.marathonswimmers.org/forum/discussion/663/proven-frauds-information-request#Item_7
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  • jonahhollandjonahholland Member
    edited November 2013
    A quick update on SwimCortez: the swim will be launching in 3 days or less, depending on the weather & tides -- starting between Nov. 4, 3 a.m. and Nov. 5, 8 a.m., Guaymas, Mexico Time.
    Thank you for your support of Paul Lundgren. I'm moving on from the World Record conversation -- because I don't think this is important to Pablo.

    Pablo's goal is to follow a dream. He's drawn to swim across the Sea of Cortez. In the process, he's hoping to raise awareness for a Loreto, Mexico based non-profit, Eco Alianza, that teaches children there about conservationism. Pablo also wants to connect with people on matters of heart & soul. He wants to inspire others so that they might follow their dreams.
    I'm a friend of Pablo's, helping with his social media before & during the swim. If you are curious about the swim, we hope you follow along on his website to view the live-time spot tracker: http://www.swimcortez.com/

    Also, please follow Twitter & Facebook for more detailed updates:
    https://www.facebook.com/swimsolocortez
    https://twitter.com/SwimCortez

    If you'd like to encourage Pablo, or wish him well, he would love to hear from you. Feel free to send a message to him, or write on our Facebook wall, or you can leave a comment on SwimCortez.com. Pablo is extremely is grateful for the support that many of you have shown, he is humbled by it. You should read it in his own words, not mine: http://swimcortez.wordpress.com/

    If you have any questions, or if I can be of help to you, please feel free to private message me or send me an email at JonahHolland [at] gmail.com
  • Another update: Due to storms, the start time for Swim Cortez has been moved to (tonight) 12am PST on Monday, November 4.
    See the above links for further updates.
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
  • Any update? I can't get fB or twitter at work ... and the spot tracker doesnt seem to be working...?
    I love swimming
    www.suziedodsswimcoaching.com
  • Suzie,
    I'm sorry you aren't able to get the SPOT tracker or social media to work for you.
    He's about 20 miles in. He started at 10:10 Mountain Time/9:10 PST last night.
    He's doing great!
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    here's a direct link to the GPS tracking:

    http://realtimeathlete.com/event/map/11
  • NiekNiek Member
    edited November 2013

    twitter
    Heavy hearts: Paul's swim over due to hypothermia. (estimated) 31 miles in 20+ hours, Paul pulled himself for safety reasons.

    What a bummer. Brave decision. Next time more luck Paul.
    http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun!
  • IronMikeIronMike Bishkek, KyrgyzstanCharter Member
    You'll get it next time, Paul!
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