When Three Generations Swam From Asia To Europe

When Three Generations Swam From Asia To Europe

When Three Generations Swam From Asia To Europe

Photo of Jon, Trent, Debby, and Blake Erikson courtesy of Ted Erikson.

The father-and-son duo of Ted and Jon Erikson inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame brought the next generation of Erikson’s into the open water swimming arena.

Ted (at the age of 81) and Jon (54) swam from Asia to Europe together with 17-year-old Blake, Ted’s grandson and Jon’s son, in the 2009 Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim.

While swimming the Bosphorus was the fourth time for Ted, it took a personal invitation from Mr. Sahin, CEO of Istanbul’s Haci Bekir, the famous confectionary maker of Turkey, to organize this unusual three-generational swim together.

Copyright © 2008 – 2020 by World Open Water Swimming Association