Joe Zemaitis, John Zemaitis to Finish the Ultimate Swim-A-Thon Today in Utah and Arizona

Joe Zemaitis, John Zemaitis to Finish the Ultimate Swim-A-Thon Today in Utah and Arizona

The Swim Brothers Joe Zemaitis and John Zemaitis should completed their unprecedented 50-state marathon swimming tour today after finishing marathon swim #48 in McPhee Reservoir in Fort Collins, Colorado last night.

Joe recalled early this morning, “We have two swims left. We are now on our way to Utah and the plan is to finish in Arizona.

For our Colorado re-do, we finished swim #48 under the moonlight with calm conditions. We tried John Martin Reservoir, but the water levels were so low, we couldn’t complete that swim. Our last two swims will be in Lake Powell with the Utah side first and on the Arizona side for the finish. We should be done sometime today.

We surpassed the US$10,000 fundraising goal [last] night.”

They will be interviewed live on 3TV’s Good Morning Arizona on Sunday morning.

The Swim Brothers continue their campaign on behalf of USA Swimming Foundation: visit here. To follow updates on Joe and John’s progress and exploits along their journey, visit Instagram @SwimBrothersUSA and their Ultimate Swim-A-Thon website: www.swimbrothers.com.

The brothers explain the why of their adventure here.

Ultimate Swim-A-Thon Revised Schedule:

  • Done: Day 1 (July 20th), Swim 1: 10.2 km from Makaha Beach to Keawaula Beach on Oahu, Hawaii
  • Done: Day 2 (July 21st), Swim 2: 10.33 km in Big Lake, City of Anchorage, State of Alaska
  • Done: Day 3 (July 22nd), Swim 3: 10.41 km in Lake Tahoe, City of Reno, State of Nevada
  • Done: Day 3 (July 22nd), Swim 4: 10.06 km in Lake Tahoe, State of California
  • Done: Day 4 (July 23rd), Swim 5: 17.16 km in the Willamette River, Portland, State of Oregon
  • Done: Day 4 (July 23rd), Swim 6: 10.32 km in Yale Lake, City of Yale, State of Washington
  • Done: Day 5 (July 24th), Swim 7: 10.00 km in Coeur d’Alene, City of Coeur d’Alene, State of Idaho
  • Done: Day 5 (July 24th), Swim 8: 10.43 km in Flathead Lake, City of Elmo, State of Montana
  • Done: Day 6 (July 25th), Swim 9: 10.38 km in Lake de Smet, City of Sheridan, State of Wyoming
  • Done: Day 6 (July 25th), Swim 10: 10.30 km in Belle Fourche Dam, State of South Dakota
  • Done: Day 7 (July 26th), Swim 11: 10.35 km in Lake Ashtabula, Valley City, State of North Dakota
  • Postponed due to Lightning: Day 7 (July 26th), Swim 12: 10.08 km in Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood, State of Minnesota
  • Postponed: Day 7 (July 26th), Swim 13: 10.05 km in Spirit Lake, City of Spirit Lake, Iowa
  • Done: Day 8 (July 27th), Swim 12: 10.08 km in Lake Minnewaska, Glenwood, State of Minnesota
  • Done: Day 8 (July 27th), Swim 13: 10.05 km in Spirit Lake, City of Spirit Lake, Iowa
  • Done: Day 9 (July 28th), Swim 14: 10.22 km in Lake Michigan, City of Kenosha, State of Wisconsin
  • Done: Day 9 (July 28th), Swim 15: 11.97 km in Lake Michigan, City of Waukegan, State of Illinois
  • Done: Day 10 (July 29th), Swim 16: 10.08 km in Lake Michigan, Michigan City, State of Indiana
  • Done: Day 10 (July 29th), Swim 17: 10.21 km in Lake Michigan, New Buffalo, State of Michigan
  • Done: Day 11 (July 30th), Swim 18: 10.12 km in Lake Erie, City of Conneaut, State of Ohio
  • Done: Day 11 (July 30th), Swim 19: 10.24 km in Lake Erie, City of Erie, State of Pennsylvania
  • Postponed: Day 11 (July 30th), Swim 20: 10.24 km in Lake Erie, City of Westfield, State of New York
  • Done: Day 12 (July 31st), Swim 20: 10.24 km in Lake Champlain, State of New York
  • Done: Days 12/13 (July 31st/August 1st), Swim 21: 10.20 km in Lake Champlain, State of Vermont
  • Done: Day 13 (August 1st), Swim 22: 10.13 km in Lake Winnipesaukee, State of New Hampshire
  • Done: Day 13 (August 1st), Swim 23: 10.08 km in Lake Sebago, City of South Casco, State of Maine
  • Done: Day 14 (August 2nd), Swim 24: 10.16 km in Narragansett Bay, State of Rhode Island
  • Done: Day 14 (August 2nd), Swim 25: 10.04 km in Buzzards Bay, Pocasset, State of Massachusetts
  • Done: Day 14 (August 2nd), Swim 26: 10.08 km in Long Island Sound, Norwalk, State of Connecticut
  • Done: Day 15 (August 3rd), Swim 27: 10.06 km in Silver Bay, City of Toms River, State of New Jersey
  • Done: Day 15 (August 3rd), Swim 28: 10.18 km in Rehoboth Bay, Rehoboth Bay, State of Delaware
  • Done: Day 16 (August 4th), Swim 29: 11.12 km in Eastern Bay, City of Stevensville, State of Maryland
  • Done: Day 16 (August 4th), Swim 30: 10.46 km in Summersville Lake, State of West Virginia
  • Done: Day 17 (August 5th), Swim 31: 10.62 km in Lake Wylie, Charlotte, State of South Carolina
  • Done: Day 17 (August 5th), Swim 32: 10.43 km in Lake Norman, Denver, State of North Carolina
  • Done: Day 18 (August 6th), Swim 33: 10.22 km in South Holston Lake, Bristol, State of Virginia
  • Done: Day 18 (August 6th), Swim 34: 10.64 km in South Holston Lake, City of Bristol, Tennessee
  • Done: Day 18 (August 6th), Swim 35: 10.44 km in Laurel River Lake, Morehead, State of Kentucky
  • Done: Day 19 (August 7th), Swim 36: 10.62 km in Lake Burton, City of Clayton, State of Georgia
  • Done: Day 19 (August 7th), Swim 37: 10.22 km in Lake Guntersville, Guntersville, State of Alabama
  • Done: Day 20 (August 8th), Swim 38: 10.14 km in Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin, State of Florida
  • Done: Day 20 (August 8th), Swim 39: 10.14 km in Bay St. Louis, Bay St. Louis, State of Mississippi
  • Done: Day 21 (August 9th), Swim 40: 10.48 km in Toledo Bend Reservoir, Florein, Louisiana
  • Done: Day 21 (August 9th), Swim 41: 10.16 km in Toledo Bend Reservoir, Fairmont, State of Texas
  • Done: Day 21 (August 9th), Swim 42: 10.14 km in Broken Bow Lake, Broken Law, State of Oklahoma
  • Done: Day 22 (August 10th), Swim 43: 10.26 km in Beaver Lake, Bentonville, State of Arkansas
  • Done: Day 22 (August 10th), Swim 44: 10.58 km in Table Rock Lake, Branson, State of Missouri
  • Done: Day 23 (August 11th), Swim 45: 10.09 km in Wilson Lake, City of Russell, State of Kansas
  • Done: Day 23 (August 11th), Swim 46: 10.62 km in Harlan County Lake, Alma, State of Nebraska
  • Done: Day 24 (August 12th), Swim 47: 10.30 km in Navajo Reservoir, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
  • Done: Day 24 (August 12th), Swim 48: 10.00 km in McPhee Reservoir, Fort Collins, State of Colorado
  • Day 25 (August 13th), Swim 49: 10.13 km in Lake Powell, City of Wahweap, State of Utah
  • Day 25 (August 13th), Swim 50: 10.38 km Lake Pleasant, City of Phoenix, State of Arizona

The Swim Brothers’ crew members across various states include Steve Minaglia, MDBrandon Johnson, PhDWendy KolbergJeff MoessingerTom LinthicumAlex WebsterBraxton BilbreyRoric FinkSteve BilbreyJerry GeorgeJacqui Lockwood, and Henry Palmer. John Zemaitis, Roric Fink, Joe Zemaitis, Braxton Bilbrey, and Steve Bilbrey (left to right) are shown below:

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