Dan Simonelli Catalina swim on Wrigley marathon anniversary

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  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited January 2016

    A couple days from now is the 89th anniversary of George Young's pioneering Catalina Channel swim (January 15-16, 1927).

    One of these days, somebody should swim Catalina on the same day George Young did, because that would be crazy and cool.
    (ahem)

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  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    Weather permitting... :)

    https://track.gs/52x02t

    :)>-

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  • Leonard_JansenLeonard_Jansen Charter Member

    evmo said:
    A couple days from now is the 89th anniversary of George Young's pioneering Catalina Channel swim (January 15-16, 1927).

    One of these days, somebody should swim Catalina on the same day George Young did, because that would be crazy and cool.

    There's this guy in California who would be perfect for it. His name is... ummmm... let's see... oh, yeah... Evan Morrison. I nominate him.

    -LBJ

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    “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited January 2016

    Heh... actually our buddy @DanSimonelli is doing it! Possibly the link I posted above was too subtle.

    Go get it, Dan!!

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  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member

    You gotta be very clear with this group, @evmo. OK, maybe just me. (And LBJ?)

    Anyway, good luck @DanSimonelli!

    DanSimonelli

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • We'll be watching Dan! Good luck! Nice to see a cool water, wintertime Catalina crossing!, and from a different start point!! You'll be awesome I have no doubt!!

    DanSimonelli
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited January 2016

    Dan is shoving off in a couple hours tomorrow. Local NOAA buoy is reading 61F, actually pretty nice for this time of year.

    NOAA forecast:

      NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. 
      W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. 
    

    Go Dan!

    ssthomasIronMike
  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member
    edited January 2016

    Thanks @evmo

    Actually, we're going tmrw night, Fri 15 - Sat 16.

    :)

    Tracker link:

    https://track.gs/52x02t

    \m/

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  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    Good. I can stay up late since it's not a school night.

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    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • Sweet!! Something to do on a Friday night!!

    DanSimonelli

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  • SpacemanspiffSpacemanspiff Dallas, TexasSenior Member

    Wait, what? Didn't you just do Catalina like a couple of weeks ago Swimonelli? Is this going to become a weekly thing? Sheesh...

    Good luck @DanSimonelli !!

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    Tides that I tried to swim against
    Have brought be down upon my knees
    Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."

  • emkhowleyemkhowley Boston, MACharter Member

    Go, Dan! Best of luck and fair weather to you!

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  • SpacemanspiffSpacemanspiff Dallas, TexasSenior Member

    Current progress
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    "Lights go out and I can't be saved
    Tides that I tried to swim against
    Have brought be down upon my knees
    Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."

  • ChrisgreeneChrisgreene Mercersburg PA/Atlanta, GAMember

    I'm really curious about that loop !

    gregocDanSimonelli
  • Leonard_JansenLeonard_Jansen Charter Member

    Congrats Dan!

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  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    Congratulations! Super swimming!

    DanSimonelli
  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member
    edited January 2016

    Niek said:
    Good but strange work Dan !
    dan

    There's a very good explanation for this:

    It's all in the logs which will be released as soon as they've been rewritten and given to the auspices of the sport. In the meantime, all logs are safe in lock box.
    It was a mystery current, tidal wave, ground swell, water spout!
    I swear!
    Squeaky clean.

    :D 8-| L-) 8-} @-) :^o

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  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    My phone with GPS Track app was on the boat.
    As with my first Catalina swim, Coach-friend-paddler extraordinaire Kevin Eslinger paddled and navigated the whole way.
    So, the boat trailed behind, came along side, circled, had fun!

    :)

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  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

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  • LynnkubLynnkub Charter Mem​ber
    edited January 2016

    That curly-cue was when Kevin Eslinger needed new batteries for the GPS and we were scurrying around looking for AA's, lagging back and around. The tracker was on Penelope and they swam ahead...

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  • LynnkubLynnkub Charter Mem​ber

    AND if anyone is interested, here is a video documentary of Dan's swim:

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  • Leonard_JansenLeonard_Jansen Charter Member

    What was the range of the water temperature during the swim?

    -LBJ

    “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde

  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    @Leonard_Jansen

    Observers recorded 61F/16C all the way.

    But, I claim colder since I was cold!
    /:)

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  • SpacemanspiffSpacemanspiff Dallas, TexasSenior Member

    @DanSimonelli The most remarkable scene in the movie is you eating jalapenos in your pre-swim breakfast tacos. Right before getting horizontal in the water and sloshing side-to-side for 13 hours. Is that Pepto Bismol in your feed bottles?

    ChrisgreeneDanSimonelli

    "Lights go out and I can't be saved
    Tides that I tried to swim against
    Have brought be down upon my knees
    Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."

  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    Ha!
    Standard fare for So Cal!
    :D

  • Spacemanspiff said:

    @DanSimonelli The most remarkable scene in the movie is you eating jalapenos in your pre-swim breakfast tacos. Right before getting horizontal in the water and sloshing side-to-side for 13 hours. Is that Pepto Bismol in your feed bottles?

    I can't have jalapenos 6 hours before a workout, I can not even comprehend having them before getting in the rolling ocean!!!!

    What an amazing story, and great video!

    DanSimonelli
  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member

    Good theory, @Niek !
    I'll continue to test that out...
    :D

  • Leonard_JansenLeonard_Jansen Charter Member

    Niek said:

    DanSimonelli said:
    But, I claim colder since I was cold!
    /:)

    +

    Spacemanspiff said:
    eating jalapenos in your pre-swim breakfast tacos. Right before getting horizontal in the water and sloshing side-to-side for 13 hours.

    => conlusion: not enough jalapenos consumed to warm you up. ;)

    => My conclusion: The boy ain't right.

    -LBJ

    DanSimonelliChrisgreene

    “Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde

  • caburkecaburke Charter Member

    Well done Dan!

    DanSimonelli
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