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Jamie Patrick

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Jamie Patrick, protagonist of the Great Lake Swim in Lake Michigan
Jamie Patrick in Lake Tahoe
Jamie Patrick and Support Team
Jamie Patrick, swimming Lake Tahoe
Jamie Patrick, endurance athlete, swim organizer, governing body co-founder, adventure swim visionary

Jamie Patrick, a business leader, a family man and endurance athlete, completed an unprecedented 111-mile, 31-hour Swimming California charity swim in August 2011 down the Sacramento River in northern California. He was the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year and the creator of the Adventure Swim Contest and host of Jamie's Swim Camp, Jamie’s Swim Camp III, The Lake Tahoe Edition and Swim Camp Catalina 2014. He is also one of the founding members of the Lake Tahoe Swimming Society and is co-organizing the Myrtle Huddleston Honorary Swim in Lake Tahoe, and organizes the Tahoe Rough Water Swim together with Paul Lundgren.

The Californian, who started swimming as a youngster, trained under renowned Olympic swimmers Matt Biondi and Tim Shaw, two of the greatest swimmers America has produced. Jamie shares their intensity for competition and for extending himself to reach his limits. He completed the first double-crossing of Lake Tahoe in 2010, done in a wetsuit.

His swims were subject of a documentary produced and broadcast by Universal / NBC. He also hosts the Jamie's Swim Camps in northern California. His 68-mile solo nonstop wetsuit adventure swim, called the Tahoe 360 scheduled for 31 August - 2 September 2012, will also be the subject of a feature documentary filmed by Mike Madden and produced by Lara Popyack.

He also completed a crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar in 3 hours 42 minutes together with Jen Schumacher, Oliver Wilkinson and Darren Miller on a 4-wide and will attempt a 90-mile (144.8 km) Great Lake Swim in August 2014 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois across Lake Michigan that will be broadcast live in its entirety.

Unprecedented Swims[edit]

The Long Swim[edit]





Patrick's support crew on The Long Swim was Jim Patrick, his wife Teresa Patrick, Matt Richardson, Jen Schumacher, Janet Manning, Breanne Melconian, Lynn Kubasek, Asha Allen, Brian Patterson, Keith Metzger, and Morgan Christian. He lasted nearly 18 hours in the water before abandoning his swim at the request and recommendations of his support crew.

World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year[edit]

He was recognized and honored at the 2012 Global Open Water Swimming Conference and the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on the RMS Queen Mary on 22 September 2012 in Long Beach, California as the 2011 World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.

Open Water Wednesday Video[edit]


Click HERE to access the full-length interview.

Training Videos[edit]

Strait of Gibraltar 4-wide[edit]

Swimming California[edit]

2011 World Open Water Swimming Awards[edit]

Lake Tahoe Swimming Society[edit]

The Lake Tahoe Swimming Society was founded by Jamie Patrick, Karen Rogers, Brian Patterson, Garrett Harley and Rob Laurie.

2014 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men[edit]

Patrick was named to the 2014 list of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men determined by the World Open Water Swimming Association. The honorees are presented alphabetically by their last name.

1. Nick Adams, channel/marathon swimmer from England
2. Antonio Argüelles Díaz-González from Mexico
3. Cyril Baldock, marathon/channel swimmer from Australia
4. Peter Bales, escort pilot in Cape Town, South Africa
5. Ram Barkai, ice swimmer from South Africa
6. Nejib Belhedi, marathon/stage swimmer from Tunisia
7. Vito Bialla, escort pilot of the Farallon Islands, California, USA
8. Alexander Brylin, channel ice swimmer from Russia
9. Bruckner Chase, marathon/extreme swimmer from California, USA
10. Andrew Chin, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
11. Salvatore Cimmino, amputee/marathon swimmer from Italy
12. Phil Cutti, extreme/relay swimmer from California, USA
13. Ned Denison, marathon/ice swimmer from Ireland
14. Marcos Díaz, marathon/adventure/charity swimmer from the Dominican Republic
15. Craig Dietz, open water swimmer from Pennsylvania, USA
16. Ted Erikson, channel/marathon/professional swimmer from Illinois, USA
17. Sylvain Estadieu, marathon/channel/butterfly swimmer from France
18. Christopher Green, marathon swimmer from England
19. Rafael Gutiérrez Mesa, escort pilot/governing body president from Spain
20. Colin Hill, ice/channel swimmer and event director from England
21. Henri Kaarma, ice swimmer from Estonia
22. Craig Lenning, marathon/channel/ice swimmer from Colorado, USA
23. Joseph Locke, marathon/channel swimmer from California, USA
24. Pádraig Mallon, marathon/channel/ice swimmer from Ireland
25. Vojislav Mijić, marathon swimmer/event director from Serbia
26. Darren Miller, Oceans Seven swimmer and event director from Pennsylvania, USA
27. Kevin Murphy, renowned marathon/channel swimmer from England
28. Forrest Nelson, marathon/channel swimmer and governing body president from California, USA
29. Matías Ola, ice/extreme swimmer from Argentina
30. Michael Oram, renowned escort pilot in the English Channel
31. Kieron Palframan, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
32. Jamie Patrick, marathon/extreme swimmer from California, USA
33. James Pittar, blind marathon/channel/extreme swimmer from Australia
34. Claudio Plit, marathon/channel/professional swimmer from Argentina
35. Dan Projansky, marathon/extreme swimmer from Illinois, USA
36. Lewis Pugh OIG, endurance swimmer/ocean advocate from UK
37. Michael Read MBE, renowned marathon/channel swimmer from England
38. Stephen Redmond, Oceans Seven swimmer from Ireland
39. Philip Rush, marathon/channel/professional swimmer and Cook Strait escort from New Zealand
40. Mike Spalding, channel/marathon swimmer from Hawaii, USA
41. Petar Stoychev, marathon/channel/Olympic swimmer from Bulgaria
42. Ryan Stramrood, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
43. Martin Strel, marathon/stage swimmer from Slovenia
44. Dr. Otto Thaning, channel/marathon swimmer from South Africa
45. Toks Viviers, ice/extreme swimmer from South Africa
46. Adam Walker, Oceans Seven swimmer and coach from England
47. Christof Wandratsch, ice/marathon/channel/professional swimmer from Germany
48. Brenton Williams, butterfly/ocean swimmer from South Africa [in photo above by Clive Wright]
49. Theodore Yach, marathon/channel swimmer from Cape Town, South Africa
50. John York, marathon/channel swimmer from California, USA

Sarah Thomas' Lake Powell Swim[edit]


by Jamie Patrick of Adventure Swimmer Productions in association with Sea Nymph Films shows Sarah Thomas' unprecedented 81.8-mile (131.6 km) crossing of Lake Powell along the Arizona-Utah border in the western USA on 4-6 October 2016 in 56 hours 5 minutes

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