Tough, Tough Swim By Steve Walker

Tough, Tough Swim By Steve Walker

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Steve Walker is very familiar with cold water. He did an ice mile back in 2.7°C (37°F) back in 1996 in Melbourne, Australia.

With an attempt at the North Channel between Scotland and Northern Ireland coming up in August, Walker attempted a swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca between America and neighboring Canada.

But with the water an uncompromising, uncomfortable 46°F (7.7°C), Walker managed 10.8 miles instead of the entire crossing of 13.8 miles.

A tremendous effort.

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