Re: And he almost made it! Amazing...


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Posted by Jon on September 07, 2003 at 08:40:20:

In Reply to: And he almost made it! Amazing... posted by Wayne on September 06, 2003 at 09:09:22:

Well said Wayne!

As an aside, I remember hearing about a paraplegic's attempt to swim to Catalina a few years ago (I'm not sure if this was the guy or someone else).

Apart from the sheer magnitude of the endeavor, what I remember most was hearing that the sanctioning body for open ocean swimming wouldn't recognize the crossing because the swimmer had to tow a float to keep his legs up and/or to keep him on a straight course. The organization said that swimmers couldn't use any floation! I hope they reconsidered their ridiculous position.

Jon


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