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Jon Erikson

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Map of Jon Erikson's three-way crossing of the English Channel
Jon Erikson finishing his English Channel in 1979 as a 14-year-old
Jon Erikson before his double channel swim being prepared by his coach Rosemary George with best wishes from Magdy Mandour

Jon Erikson (born 1954 – died on 28 July 2014) was an American open water swimmer who was inducted in 1981 as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2014 as an Honor Open Water Swimmer. He joined his father Ted Erikson in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame who was also inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

International Swimming Hall of Fame Videos



1977 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation Rankings

Men

1. John Kinsella (USA) 1,375 points
2. Bill Heiss (USA) 1,033 points
3. Claudio Plit (Argentina) 932 points
4. Jon Erikson (USA) 604 points
5. Magdy Mandour (Egypt) 563 points
6. Raul Villagomez (Mexico) 556 points
7. Amin Yousseff (Egypt) 550 points
8. Marwan Saleh (Syria) 477 points
9. Ray Dixon (England) 433 points
10. Dennis Matuch (USA) 426 points
11. James Barry (USA) 391 points
12. Nasser El Shazly (Egypt) 331 points
13. Magdy Farid (Egypt) 225 points
14. Ibrahim Feidalla (Egypt) 205 points
15. Baher Hamid (Egypt) 192 points
16. Martin Neiman (USA) 184 points
17. Guy Montpetit (Canada) 158 points
18. Ossama Rachad (Egypt) 150 points
19. Wayne Westman (USA) 133 points
20. Sultan Kigab (Sudan) 131 points
21. Mohamad Gamie (Egypt) 120 points

Women

1. Loreen Passfield (Canada) 1,375 points
2. Cynthia Nicholas (Canada) 1,054 points
3. Kim Lumsdon (Canada) 545 points
4. Corrie Dixon (Holland) 483 points
5. Nazala Moustafa (Egypt) 404 points
6. Omneya Tantawi (Egypt) 379 points
7. Sharon Beckman (USA) 245 points
8. Martha Stortz (USA) 210 points

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