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Team Nadadores Locos

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Team Nadadores Locos after completing the first confirmed two-way crossing between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Farallon Islands outside of San Francisco, California

Team Nadadores Locos (or Locos) is a 6-person relay based out of San Francisco that swam from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands and then back to the Golden Gate Bridge, 59.4 miles in 34 hours 54 minutes on 1 August 2015. This swim was documented by independent observers Kim Rutherford and Scott Tapley with escort pilots Brent McLain and Marino Cacciotti of SF Boat Support, and submitted to the Farallon Islands Swimming Association and the Marathon Swimmers Federation for review and historical documentation.

They are all South Enders or members of the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco, California.

Team Nadadores Locos Members[edit]

Honors[edit]

Their two-way crossing of the Farallon Islands is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Nominee[edit]

Team Nadadores Locos is nominated for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Andreas Fath (Germany) Swim for Science
2. Andrea Fazio (Italy) Like Father, Like Son
3. Christian Reichert (Germany) FINA World Cup Champion
4. Dan Projansky (U.S.A.) Butterflying Marathoner
5. Jim Clifford (U.S.A.) Oldest Triple Crowner
6. Fast and Frozen by Henri Kaarma (Estonia), Ryan Stramrood (South Africa), Anna Carin-Nordin (Sweden), Patrick Corcoran (Ireland), Zdeněk Thalmika (Czech Republic), Elina Makïnen (Finland) Two-way North Channel Relay
7. Ganga Avahan by by Paramvir Singh, Gullupilli Narahari, Saripilli Srihari (India) Stage Swimmers
8. Jordan Wilimovsky (U.S.A.) Olympian & World Champion
9. Kelly Gneiting (U.S.A.) Sumo Swimmer
10. Kimberley Chambers (New Zealand) Farallon Freestyler
11. Matthew Moseley (U.S.A.) Trifecta Lake-Ocean-River Swimmer
12. Mike Arbuthnot (South Africa) Midmar Mile Founder
13. Nejib Belhedi (Tunisia) Camel Swim
14. Night Train Swimmers by Grace van der Byl, Dave Holscher, Kimberley Chambers, Adam Eilath, Ashley Horne, Vito Bialla (U.S.A./New Zealand) NT300 Relay
15. Oceans Seven Relay by Rick Gaenzle, Chris Kraus, Brian Ross (U.S.A.) Triumphant Trio
16. Susan Simmons (Canada) Swimming with Multiple Sclerosis
17. Swim The Eden Expedition by Calum Hudson, Jack Hudson, Robbie Hudson (Great Britain) Brotherly Wild Swim
18. Team Nadadores Locos by Amy Appelhans Gubser, Kirk McKinney, Les Mangold, John Sims, Jeff Everett, Andrew McLaughlin (U.S.A.) Two-way Farallon Islands Relay
19. The Old Men And The Sea Relay by Don Baker, Dr. Bill Spore, Dave Radcliffe, Graham Johnston, Bob Best, Bob Beach, Norm Stupfel (U.S.A.) Catalina Cruisers
20. The Deep Enders by Jim McConica, Tom Ball, John Chung, Zach Jirkovsky, Tamie Stewart, Stacey Warmuth (U.S.A.) San Nicholas Channelers
21. Theodore Yach (South Africa) Robben Island Swimmer
22. Trent Theroux (U.S.A.) Comeback Circumnavigation
23. Wendy Trehiou (Jersey) Saint Malo to Jersey

2015 WOWSA Award Nomination[edit]

Team Nadadores Locos's 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year nomination reads as follows:

Team Nadadores Locos by Amy Appelhans Gubser, Kirk McKinney, Les Mangold, John Sims, Jeff Everett, Andrew McLaughlin (U.S.A.) Two-way Farallon Islands Relay
Team Nadadores Locos, a San Francisco-based 6-person relay, swam from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands and back, a total of 59.4 miles in 34 hours 54 minutes. Under the escort of Captains Brent McLain and Marino Cacciotti, Amy Appelhans Gubser, Kirk McKinney, Les Mangold, John Sims, Jeff Everett, and Andrew McLaughlin completed the first two-way crossing of the Farallon Islands. For their plotting and planning a doable course to and from the Farallon Islands, for their deep-seated desire to keep alive their dream after an initial failure, and for their unprecedented adventure, Team Nadadores Locos' two-way Farallon Islands crossing is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

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