Tag: Farallon Islands Swimming Association

Not Since 1967 Has This Swim Been Done

It has been nearly 46 years since someone - anyone - has been able to swim from the Farallon Islands to the California mainland. Nearly a half century has gone by since anyone has seriously come close to replicating Ted Erikson's feat (see below) of swimming 30 miles while shivering in the cold, rough water facing the largest Great White Sharks this side

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Along The Farallon Flow, Joe Is A Go

Joe Locke is going to attempt the unprecedented in the Farallon Islands. Joe will jump into low 50°F (10°C) water flowing out pass the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco Bay to the Farallon Islands, 30 miles to the west of California. Although Stewart Evans and Ted Erikson have swum in the opposite direction and relays have made it along the same

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Farallon Islands Swimming Association, Nominee For The World Open Water Swimming Performance Of The Year

The Farallon Islands Swimming Association was established to govern, promote, escort and sanction swims between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Farallon Islands off the coast of California. The organization is nominated for the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year for its year-round efforts to advise and support solo swimmers and relays.

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WOWSA Performance of the Year Nominee Farallon Islands Swimming Association (USA) – Enabling a Renaissance In San Francisco

Great White Sharks, massive tidal flows and cold water are just three reasons why only two people in history (since the 1960s) have successfully swum between the desolate islands of the Farallones and the California coast.

But Vito Bialla and Phil Cutti know that where risks are present, aquatic adventurers will gather.

With Vito’s

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