Jamie Patrick has been around water all his life, as a age-group
swimmer, in college and as a surfer and triathlete.
He blossomed this
year and carved out his niche in the adventure swimming community. A
world where each individual defines their own goals and means of achieving
them. In a planet covered with water, adventure swimming is a fast-growing
niche in the marine ecosystem.
Patrick’s unprecedented 111-mile swim down the Sacramento River, a 31-hour non-stop effort aided by neoprene and fellow river swimmer Martin Strel, culminated successfully due to a year of logistical planning, escort crew coordination and training. But his long-term goal to financially support other adventure swimmers, so they too can prepare for and achieve their own dreams in the open water world is admirable and uplifting.
A devoted father and husband, successful business leader and adventure swimming catalyst, for his infectious joy of the sport and genuine willingness to help others, Jamie Patrick is a worthy nominee for the 2011
World Open Water Swimming Man of the Year.
WOWSA aims to promote open water swimming as a global sport for those of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. It hosts the World Open Water Swimming Awards to recognize the open water swimming’s heroes and heroines.
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