Great moves in open water swimming
Great moves in open water swimming history include so many examples of incredible, courageous, unselfish, speedy acts in the open water by swimmers, coaches, kayakers, escort pilots, support crew and officials. A few of the many acts include the following:
- Ted Erikson of the U.S.A. turning off the lights of his escort boat during the 60-mile Jim Moran Lake Michigan Swim Challenge in order to sneak up and catch Abou Heif of Egypt.
- Alex Meyer of the U.S.A. and Valerio Cleri of Italy going back and forth against each other during the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Championships in lac St-Jean, Canada.
- Fran Crippen of the U.S.A. coming back to help his friend and teammate Alex Meyer at the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Marine Stadium, Long Beach.
- Larisa Ilchenko of Russia making her trademark move, The Ilchenko, to win the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in China.
- Lewis Pugh of Great Britain deciding to swim breaststroke on his 1 km swim in Lake Pumori on the Khumbu Glacier on Mount Everest in May 2010 at 5,200m altitude.
- Kevin Murphy of Great Britain preparing for the third and final challenge race against Des Renford of Australia in Loch Ness.
- Rick Walker of the U.S.A. serving as a FINA referee saving Australian marathon swimmer Kate Brookes-Peterson in the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome.
- Mark Basson of South Africa helping resuscitate Hennie Muller after his artery burst during the 2014 Midmar Mile in South Africa where he finished and subsequently had a heart attack.
- Maarten van der Weijden of the Netherlands becoming the first cancer survivor to win an Olympic gold medal in any sport in 2008 in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim.
- David Alleva of the USA and his competitors who all agree to be removed from the cold conditions at the same time and split evenly the prize money at the 1988 Atlantic City Around the Island Swim in New Jersey.
- Ted Erikson's Trophies Donated To The International Swimming Hall of Fame Museum
- Ted Erikson Passes, But His Legacy Lives On
- Ted Erikson Talks About Utilizing His Full Potential On WOWSA Live
- Ted Erikson To Describe His Great Moves On WOWSA Live
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History - Ted Erikcson on Lake Michigan
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History - Alex Meyer in lac St-Jean
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History - Lewis Pugh on Mount Everest
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History - Rick Walker in Rome
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming - Fran Crippen in Marine Stadium
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History – Larisa Ilchenko in Beijing
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History – Miracle at the Midmar Mile
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History – The Unprecedented Olympic Victory
- Great Moves In Open Water Swimming History – Cold Around Atlantic City