What A Great Job In The Cold Ocean

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Imagine having a job in Hollywood…swimming…in the ocean…and with dolphins…

That is what masters swimmer, coach and stuntman Tom Reudy did as a 22-year-old. The former competitive swimmer worked a stunt-double swimmer for Patrick Duffy in the 1970s television series Man from Atlantis.

Ready wrote, “I’m amazed how many people still remember the show. I did most of the swimming for him. It was a great experience, but it turned out to be a lot more difficult than I thought.

We did a lot of the shooting in Catalina [Island] which sounds pretty nice. However, it was winter and the temperature in the water was 57°F (13.8°C) and I hate cold water. I got through it
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