The Deep Enders Are Heading Towards Shallow Waters

The Deep Enders Are Heading Towards Shallow Waters

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The Deep Enders are getting closer to their goal of becoming the first group of humans to swim from San Nicholas Island to Point Vicente on the California mainland. After more 32 hours on the high seas, their unprecedented attempt at swimming 70.1 miles (112.8 km) to the California shore seems to be soon over [see a screen capture of their course on SwimTrack above].

According to SwimTrack [see here] provided by the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association (SBCSA), the team of Jim McConica (64 years), Tom Ball (55), John Chung (45), Zach Jirkovsky (34), Tamie Stewart (42), and Stacey Warmuth (59) has varied their speed between a low of under 1.8 km per hour and a high of about 5.2 km per hour during their relay.

Footnote: The Deep Enders around 5 pm today.

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Steven Munatones