MSF Documented Swim

Chris Fetcko
Lake Erie
23.8 miles (38.3 km)
15 hours, 12 minutes
July 31, 2017
Documenter: Brian Page
Co-ratified with Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association

Contents

Swimmer

  • Name: Chris Fetcko
  • Age on swim date: 41
  • Nationality: United States
  • Resides: North East Twp, Pennsylvania, USA.

Support Personnel

  • Jim Armstrong - pilot
  • Fishin’ Magician - escort boat
  • Dan Riefstal - kayaker
  • Jason Pero - kayaker
  • Mike Wilson - kayaker
  • Michelle Moray - RN/kayaker
  • Brian Page - LEOWSA Observer
  • Ann Marie Howell - RN/Food Prep/kayaker
  • Zach Orr - kayaker

Swim Parameters

Category: Solo, nonstop, unassisted.

Rules: MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, without exception or modification.

Route Definition

North/south crossing of Lake Erie: Long Point, Ontario, Canada to Freeport Beach, North East Twp, Pennsylvania.

  • Route Distance: 23.8 statute miles (38.3 km)
  • Route Type: one-way
  • Start Location: Lighthouse @ Long Point (N 42° 32.843, W 80° 2.930’)
  • Finish Location: Freeport Beach (N 42° 14.503’, W 79° 49.991’)

Swim Data

  • Start: 31 July 2017, 06:54 Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Finish: 31 July 2017, 22:06.
  • Elapsed: 15 hours, 12 minutes.

Summary of Conditions

Feature Min Max
Water Temp 72.9F 74.4F
Air Temp 64F 81F
Wind BF2 BF4 (NW)
Waves 2 ft 4 ft

Nutrition

Every Hour, 1 large water bottle:

  • 1.5 scoops Perpetuem
  • 2 GU gels
  • 450 mg amino acid tablets
  • 55mg sodium tabs

GPS Track

Trackpoint frequency: 1 hour.

Speed Plot

Observer Log

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Photos

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