MSF Documented Swim

Tommy and Greg Van Volkenburg
Lake Erie
23.8 miles (38.3 km)
11 hours, 15 minutes
July 31, 2017
Documenter: Josh Heynes
Course record for Long Point / Freeport route.
Co-ratified with Lake Erie Open Water Swimming Association

Contents

Swimmers

  • Tommy Van Volkenburg - 28 year old American residing in Charlotte, NC.
  • Greg Van Volkenburg - 33 year old American residing in Houston, TX.

Support Personnel

  • John Bauman - pilot
  • Mike Green - pilot
  • Kevin Carmosino - kayak
  • Gary Kaminski - kayak
  • Ryan Brown - kayak
  • Carolyn Bauman - co-pilot
  • Laura Van Volkenburg - kayak
  • John Jackson - kayak
  • Megan Collin - nutrition
  • Thomas Van Volkenburg - father

Swim Parameters

Category: Tandem 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, 07:04 Eastern Daylight Time.
  • Finish: 31 July 2017, 18:19:40
  • Elapsed: 11 hours, 15 minutes, 40 seconds.

Summary of Conditions

Feature Min Max
Water Temp 73F 76F
Air Temp 64F 80F
Wind 5 mph 12mph (NW)

Nutrition

Infinit Nutrition - 20oz bottle every hour

GPS Track

Trackpoint frequency: 1 hour.

Speed Plot

Observer Log

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Photos

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