Erikson swam the English Channel from France to England in 1969 as the youngest swimmer and did a two-way crossing in 1979 with his first leg as the fastest crossing of the year. He later did two English-to-France crossings in 1980 and became the first person to do a three-way crossing in 1981 with a historic 38 hour 27 minute effort; he, Alison Streeter and Philip Rush remain the only swimmers to complete a 3-way English Channel crossing. He completed a total of 8 English Channel crossing.
Pro Marathon Swims
Erikson also did many professional marathon swims in Guayamas, Mexico, Argentina and Canada including 5 Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean, 4 Traversees, 3 24 Heures La Tuque and Chibougamau, Hamilton, Pasbebiac and others.
He is also a member of the 24-hour club for swimming 36.75 miles (59 km) in Lake Michigan from Michigan City to Chicago, Illinois in 1971 in 24 hours 30 minutes.
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame website
- Traversee internationale du lac St-Jean website
- Open Water Swimming website
- Updated 24-Hour Club
- Jon Erikson's Thoughts 3 Decades Later On The 3-way
- 24-hour Club…Swimming All Day And Night
- ISHOF Honor Bestowed On Sandra Bucha
- ISHOF Honor Bestowed On Jon Erikson
- Judith van Berkel-de Njis Elected To Swimming Hall Of Fame
- Dale Petranech Voted In Internat'l Swimming Hall Of Fame
- Claudio Plit Voted In International Swimming Hall Of Fame
- David Yudovin Voted In International Swimming Hall Of Fame
- International Swimming Hall Of Fame Open Water Greats
- Mercedes Gleitze Honoured By Swimming Hall Of Fame
- George Young Voted In International Swimming Hall Of Fame