History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming
The The History of Open-Water Marathon Swimming [Perfect Paperback] is an authoritative and comprehensive book on marathon swimming edited by J Amos St. Germain and authored by Captain Tim Johnson, an American specialist in open water swimming, tides and the construction of shark cages. Johnson was inducted in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame in 2006 as an Honour Administrator and is currently a member of the board of directors of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
Captain Tim Johnson made major contributions for the support elements in marathon swimming, including the development of unprecedented computer applications that modeled swims allowing analysis of currents and tides. He was one of the founders of the Manhattan Island Swimming Association and was the organization’s historian. His advice on current and tides set the standards and were partly responsible for the record swims around Manhattan Island. Captain Johnson has also consulted on swims affected by tidal flow in various locations around the world and the construction of shark cages.