Myra Elizabeth Thompson
From OpenwaterpediaMyra Thompson (born 2 February 1935 in San Francisco, California). In 1957 at age 22, Thompson tried to become the first person to complete an open water swim from the Farallon Islands to San Francisco and came within 2 miles of her goal after 18 hours in the water. She was a member of the World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation.
Marathon Swimming Career
She also attempted to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca between the state of Washington and Canada. She also swam the furthest, a total of 14 hours, in an organized Farallon Islands Swim competition from the Farallon Islands to San Francisco on 25 September 1956 among 8 competitors.
- Attempt at Farallones-to-San Francisco swim fails in 1957
- WPMSF Led To IMSHOF
- Myra Elizabeth Thompson, Pioneering The Farallon Islands
- Swimming From The Most Desolate Spot In The Pacific Ocean
- World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation
- Open Water Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Myra Thompson Swam Much More