Mark Johansen is an English open water swimmer who completed an English Channel crossing in 2014 in 14 hours 8 minutes under the auspices of the Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation and will participate in the 28.5-mile (45.8 km) 20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan in New York City held in 2017.
He leads a swim group known as the Frequent Flyers who specialize in marathon butterfly relay swims including the English Channel and Lake Geneva. The Frequent Flyers are a 6-person relay from Great Britain and Germany that attempted a 69 km (49 mile) all butterfly 6-person relay in Lake Geneva, Switzerland. They finished with an unratified time of 33 hours 34 minutes 9 seconds on 13-14 July 2016. The team consisted of Mark Johansen, Kevin Blick, Sam Mould, Robert Fisher, Rob Ouldcott, and Boris Mavra. Their unprecedented attempt using butterfly faced primal and dangerous conditions including predominant headwinds exceeding 32 knots. The relay decided to change to freestyle in the interests of safety after nearly 13 hours.
Swimming with Shivers
He wrote a story for Swimming With Shivers, a book co-authored by Claire Bunker-Fellingham and Gary Standen about true stories from, by and about open water swimmers doing cold water swimming, winter swimming, and ice swimming. The stories in Swimming with Shivers are from, by and about Carl Atkinson, Deborah Banks, Ram Barkai, Jo Barkwith, Andy Bennett, Katie Blair, Sylvia Bland, Gideon Bright, Claire Bunker-Fellingham, Judith Charman, Sze-Ming Cheung, Chillswim, Tracy Clark, David Coleman, Phil Coombe, Talbott Crowell, Ned Denison, Nick Dorey, Dryrobe, Ros Edmonds, Rory Fitzgerald, Daniel Gilmore, Will Glendinning, Gone Swimming, Rebecca Goodson, Julie Gregory, Shaun Hales, Happy Cold Swimming, Louise Hazelton, Colin Hill, Elaine Howley, International Ice Swimming Association, Roni Jelgavas, Jody Jones, Ele Jump, Ger Kennedy, Ivan Lewis, Julie Lloyd, Jules McRobbie, Sally Minty-Gravett MBE, Jaimie Monahan, Steven Munatones, Diane Murphy Weaver, Jim Nyberg, Barry O'Connor, Outdoor Swimmer, Simon Parkin, Lisa Peake, Kevin Proctor, Jane Saycet, Val Smith, Fergal Somerville, Jodi Songhurst, Gary Standen, Lucy Stansfield, Kate Steels-Fryatt, Swimming With Smiles Book, Tidal Wave Fitness, Jonty Warneken, Karen Weir, Haydn Welch, Samantha Whelpton, Emily Whittaker, and Nicola Wood.
- Swimming With Shivers
- Swimming With Smiles
- Swimming with Smiles
- Special Offer
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming
- Marathon Swimming
- Olympic 10K Marathon Swim
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- I Got Stung
- International Ice Swimming Association
- Swimming With Shivers And Smiles
- Frequent Flyers Finish Freestyle
- Frequent Flyers Facebook Page
- Lake Geneva Swimming Association
- Frequent Flyers Video on Lake Geneva Swimming Association Facebook Page
- Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation
- Swimming Sam's Bespoke Art