Enduring Waves Foundation
From Openwaterpediamarathon swims by Emily von Jentzen and distributes the donations to children with special medical conditions.
Emily von Jentzen
Emily von Jentzen is a 29-year-old full-time attorney from Kalispell who works for the Flathead County Attorney's Office in Montana. She is also a pool swimming coach, triathlete, life-long distance swimmer and an open water swimmer who holds several Montana Masters pool swimming records and is a USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach and a USA Swimming Level I Certified Coach.
On 31 August 2011, von Jentzen swam across the 55-mile Lake Chelan in Washington State, U.S.A. in 36 hours. Her unprecedented charity swim was called A Lakke for Katelyn, a fundraiser for Katelyn Roker who is battling Stage 4, a high-risk neuroblastoma. She raised US$8,500 for a 5-year-old with acute high risk nueroblastoma.
In 2010, von Jentzen became the first woman to swim 30 miles, the length of Montana's Flathead Lake, in 18 hours 30 minutes. In addition to setting her first world open water swimming record, she also raised US$9,500 to help pay medical expenses for Karmyn Flanagan, a 3-year-old child battling leukemia.
- Emily von Jentzen's blog
- Emily von Jentzen Facebook page
- Emily von Jentzen Getting Ready For The Unprecedented
- Start In The Morning, End At Midnight Two Days Later
- A Lakke for Katelyn
- Emily von Jentzen's Unselfish Day on the Lake
- Facebook Page
- Self-serve Station At USMS Championships In Las Vegas
- Women Makes History Swimming Flathead Lake
- Marathon Swimming
- Open Water Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Emily von Jentzen Is On Track Across Canyon Ferry Lake
- Emily Von Jentzen Stops, But Carter's Cause Continues
- Enduring Waves Foundation Looking To Help