Zach Jirkovsky Is All Smiles After 100 Hours Of Swimming

Zach Jirkovsky Is All Smiles After 100 Hours Of Swimming

Zach Jirkovsky was all smiles after walking ashore with his Night Train Swimmers after spending 4 days and 4 hours swimming from Gaviota State Park to San Diego.

“I got a bit of chaffing on my right shoulders because of my beard [stubble],” said the designer from Ventura, California. “We got hit with some jellyfish, but we had this jellyfish/sunscreen on that helped.”

But walking onshore with his teammates, Jirkovsky looked like he merely swam one hour instead of 17 separate one-hour legs.

The world record ocean relay swim of 228 miles done in 100 hours 28 minutes was a remarkable swim with a remarkable group of athletes. “So many things could have gone wrong,” said Captain Vito Bialla. “But this team came together and got the job done. There were no complaints; just a solid group of committed athletes. It was like clockwork out there, everyone doing their part, covering for everyone, making sure everyone was safe.”

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