Solid As A Rock - The Mexican American Unity Team

Solid As A Rock – The Mexican American Unity Team

Two-time Olympic swimmer Patricia Kohlmann was the anchor swimmer for the Mexican American Unity Swim, a 108 nautical mile (200K) non-stop relay swim in Lake Powell that sits on the border of the states of Arizona and Utah near the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

The 6-person team finished in 55 hours 20 minutes and 25 seconds.

Lake Powell, the site of future 25K, 50K, 100K and 200K solo and relay competitions, was ideal in October for a record-setting effort by Patricia and her teammates Vito Bialla, Matthew Davie, Phil Cutti, Nora Toledano and Edna Llorens. Calm weather conditions and warm water (24-25°C or 75-76°F) welcomed the swimmers most of the way on their three-day journey to the record books.

The swimmers, of course, swam through the darkness of the night:

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