Jamie Patrick Is The 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man Of The Year

Jamie Patrick Is The 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man Of The Year

SAN FRANCISCO. It has been a year of discovery for Jamie Patrick.

Planning and training for his adventure swims around busy work demands and family life, Jamie is like many in the open water world where everyone seeks to carve out their own niche and achieve their own goals, on their own time and in their own way.

While enjoying the camaraderie of like-minded endurance folks, he has crossed paths with many both in and out of the sport.

Jamie has gravitated towards adventure swimming doing a 111-mile, 31-hour non-stop swim down the Sacramento River in his native California. Enjoying his own particular niche in the open water community, his efforts have caught the attention of many others who have similar dreams of their own adventure swim. And his efforts extended beyond his own dreams as he organized camps and sponsored contests for others with similar goals.

His swims,