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Earl Sandvik

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Captain Earl Sandvik, lead boat pilot for NYC Swim. Photo courtesy of NYC Swim

Earl Sandvik (1943-2012) was an escort pilot from Cliffside Park, New Jersey who piloted his boat, the Mi Jo, named for his wife, in 114 NYC Swim events including 26 Manhattan Island circumnavigations.

Piloting Career[edit]

Between 1995 and 2011, he was a boat pilot in the following events:

  • Ederle Swim (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Little Red Lighthouse Swim (1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Governors Island Swim (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Brooklyn Bridge Swim (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Manhattan Island Relays +1 (2011)
  • Stars & Stripes: Aquathlon (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Liberty Island Swim (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Great Hudson River Swim (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Manhattan Match Race and Record (2010)
  • Park to Park Swim (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • New York Pro Swim (2009)
  • Manhattan Island "Quiet" Swim (2007, 2009)
  • Cove to Cove Swim (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007)
  • Aquathlon: Freedom Tower (2006)
  • Race for the River Swim (2005)
  • Great Hudson River 2.8 Mile Swim (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Open Water Swim Clinic (2004)
  • Race for the River Swim (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • Flag Day Intrepid (2004)
  • Riverside Park Tune Up Swim (2002)

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