Stephen Root - Tahoe Viking Swim

Cave Rock to Vikingsholm

17.1 km (10.6 miles)

4 hours, 22 minutes on 24 August 2019

Observed and documented by Mark Lutzker

Fastest swim of Lake Tahoe Viking route

Contents

Swimmer

  • Name: Stephen Root
  • Gender: male
  • Age on swim date: 48
  • Nationality: United States
  • Resides: Mill Valley, California

Support Personnel

  • Clay Prescott - pilot
  • Adam Engelskirchen - kayaker
  • Mark Lutzker - observer

Escort Vessel: Premier pontoon (Homewood, CA)


Swim Parameters

  • Category: Solo, nonstop, unassisted
  • Rules: MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, without exception or modification.
  • Equipment used: Textile swimsuit (jammers), silicone swim cap, goggles

Swim completed simultaneously, but not tandem, with Justin O’Reilly, Van Cornwell, and Collin Baratte.

Route Definition

  • Body of Water: Lake Tahoe
  • Route Type: one-way
  • Start Location: Cave Rock boat ramp, Nevada (39.044467, -119.948939)
  • Finish Location: Vikingsholm beach, west end of Emerald Bay, California (38.952278, -120.106356)
  • Minimum Route Distance: 17.1 km (10.6 miles)

History

Lake Tahoe Viking swims (LongSwimsDB)


Swim Data

  • Start: 24 August 2019, 04:36 (America/Los_Angeles, UTC-7).
  • Finish: 24 August 2019, 8:58
  • Elapsed: 4 hours, 22 minutes.

Summary of Conditions

Feature Min Max
Water Temp (F) 67 68
Air Temp (F) 65 68
Wind (knots) calm 2

GPS Track

Trackpoint frequency: 20 minutes. Download raw data (CSV).

Speed Plot

Nutrition: Roctane drink every 30 min, gel & Rx bar every hour.


Observer Log

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Photos

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Video

Stephen Root - Tahoe Viking Swim from MSF on Vimeo.