The Record Breaking Swim!
Hurray! The record has been broken! On Monday August 22, 2005,
Ken slid into the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe at 5:30 AM. Swimming for 11 hours
and 19 minutes, he swam an awesome 22.1 miles from Camp Richardson to Incline
Village in record time. Congratulations Ken!
Click here to see Ken's split times.
Click here to see Carolyn McArdle, Morning Show Host
on 101.7 KKIQ FM, offering well-deserved congratulations.
Preparing to swim 22 miles or 38,720 yards in open water requires
extensive experience in training and completing difficult open water
swims. The weekly swim training involves a minimum of 20,000 yards or
800 lengths of a 25 yard pool up to a year before the event. As the date
of the event approaches the distance per week should be the distance
of the event three to four months prior, i.e. 40,000 yards or 1600 lengths.
A typical workout is 4,000 yards and involves a main timed set of between
2400-3000 yards. There is also a kick set with specialized fins for strengthening
lower body and usually some swim paddles are used to reinforce efficient
stroke technique when fatigue sets in.
2003 Width of Tahoe Crossing vs. Six-Person Relay