Michelle Macy Conquers The Clarence Strait In Alaska

Michelle Macy Conquers The Clarence Strait In Alaska

Michelle Macy explains in elaborate detail about her unprecedented swim across Clarence Strait in Alaska, from Revilligegado Island to Prince of Wales Island, near the famed Pennock Island Challenge in Ketchikan. Michelle’s 6 hour 36 minute swim for 15 miles in sub-10°C (50°C) water was difficult enough, but ride on the boat back was a classic description of the beauty and challenges in swimming in Alaska.

With nearly 34,000 miles (54,720K) of tidal shoreline in Alaska, we suspect Willie Schultz’s renowned Pennock Island Challenge, Claudia Rose’s solo swim and her 10K Adventure Swim in Sitka Sound, and Michelle’s Clarence Strait swim are just the precursor to many other swims in another great open water swimming frontier.

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