MSF Documented Swim

Sherri Mason
Lake Chautauqua
14.75 miles (23.7 km)
10 hours, 37 minutes
June 19, 2017
Documenter: Cindy Nelson

Swimmer

  • Name: Sherri (“Sam”) Mason
  • Age on swim date: 44
  • Nationality: United States
  • Resides: Fredonia, New York

Support Personnel

  • Escort Boat: Colbolt 220S (Mayville Park boat launch)
  • Pilot: Chris Tobbe
  • Observer: Cindy Nelson
  • Paddlers: Jeff Bloodworth, Jeremy Wodson
  • Crew/Feeder: David Akin

Route Definition

Lengthwise crossing of Lake Chautauqua, from Lakeside Park, Mayville, NY to Lucille Ball Memorial Park, Celoron, NY.

  • Start: Beach in front of Carlson Community Center at Lakeside Park, Mayville, NY (42.241546, -79.494480).
  • Finish: Northwest corner of Lucille Ball Memorial Park (42.111403, -79.282720).
  • Certified Route Distance: 14.75 miles (23.7 km). Actual swim path slightly longer due to near-shore weeds. See GPS track below.

Rules

MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, unmodified.

Swim Data

  • Start: June 19, 2017, 06:02 EDT.
  • Finish: June 19, 2017, 16:39 EDT.
  • Elapsed: 10 hours, 37 minutes, 44 seconds

Summary of Conditions

  • Water Temp: 77F (min) - 84F (max)
  • Air Temp: 66F (min) - 81F (max)
  • Wind Speed: Calm to 10 mph, NW
  • Wave Height: 0.5-1 feet
  • Skies: Overcast, mostly cloudy variable winds

Sun and Moon

  • Sun Direction: ↑ 83.79° E
  • Sun Altitude: 32.62°
  • Sunrise Today: 5:34 am↑ 59° Northeast
  • Sunset Today: 8:17 pm↑ 301° Northwest
  • Length of Daylight: 14 hours, 42 minutes
  • Moon Direction: ↑ 176.13° S
  • Moon Altitude: 57.97°
  • Next Moonset: Today3:16 pm
  • Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
  • Illumination: 27.7%

GPS Track

Route line in white. 30-minute trackpoints in orange. Track total: 15.54 miles.

Downloads:

Speed Plot

Feed Plan

Every Hour:

  • 1 large Nalgene bottle: premade fruit smoothie (bananas, berries, oatmeal soy milk)
  • #2 KIND Bar PB flavor

Observer Log

Download PDF

Photos

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Media Coverage

Local news (WGRZ) report.