Friday, July 8, 2011
From Blair Cannon...
It's official!! I am going to attempt to swim the 21-mile Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to Rancho Palos Verdes, just South of Los Angeles, to raise awareness and money to benefit Monarch School for homeless children and the Great Friend Foundation Scholarship Program for children of military families in San Diego.
The swim will begin at midnight on August 5 and I am expected to reach Rancho Palos Verdes nine to fourteen hours later. This attempt will be officially sanctioned by the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation, who will impose some restrictions. While in the water, I will not be allowed to make supporting contact with any person or object, nor will I be allowed to wear a wetsuit. I will simply wear a speedo, cap and goggles and rely on an escort boat and support crew to help me navigate the channel and toss me treats when I get hungry or thirsty.
For more information please click on the title link.