Monday, August 24, 2015

Celebrating the first World Marathon Swimming Day

Today, August 24th is the date Capt Matthew Webb started his swim across the English Channel in 1875, which was successfully completed the day after.

It is suggested that this grand, legendary day be considered as the first World Marathon Swimming Day, being a date we as marathon swimmers hold in high regard.

Next year I will prepare in advance and organize a community swim in Utah to properly respect this day with fellow local open water swimmers.  Until then, here is a short video of my English Channel swim.  The first swim that made my imagination explode with excitement:

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