Stewart Evans

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Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Evans before Farallon Islands swim in 1967
Stewart Evans was an Army Lieutenant Colonel and a pioneering marathon swimmer who completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel on 26 August 1959 in 20 hours 55 minutes. He was also the first person to successful swim in the Red Triangle from the Farallon Islands to the California mainland (Duxbury Point near Bolinas) on 28 August 1967 in 13 hours 44 minutes. He was also on Ted Erikson's swim from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge in 1967.

Farallon Islands Swim

The September 8, 1967 issue of Time Magazine noted Evan’s swim in a colorful description, "...he smeared himself with great gobs of a 'secret' cold-protective grease and stroked off – straight into a school of jellyfish. For two hours, his left arm was nearly useless with excruciating pain, but he somehow kept going until the pain subsided, after a total of 13 hours, 44 minutes and 52 seconds...

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