Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Jon Erikson, trained by Rosemary George, is shown emerging from the English Channel at the age 14 finishing in 11 hours 23 minutes on August 12th 1969.

Erikson is being recognized by the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and by the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame on the Isle of Bute, Scotland as an Honor Open Water Swimmer. Over his 12-year career, he achieved 11 English Channel crossings (4 one-way crossings, 2 two-way crossings, and 1 three-way crossing in 38 hours 27 minutes), participated in 31 World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation races throughout Canada, Mexico, U.S.A., and Argentina, completed the first crossing of Canada’s Chaleur Bay, and completed two 37-mile Chicago-to-Michigan City swims in 19 hours 12 minutes in 1980.

For more information on the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame ceremonies and Global Open Water Swimming Conference on the Isle of Bute, visit here.

Other articles about Jon Erikson are here:

* Jon Erikson’s Thoughts 3 Decades Later On The 3-Way
* Jon Erikson’s Remarkable 12-Year Career
* Jon Erikson, A Giant In The Sport, Passes Away
* Jon Erikson To Be Honoured In Florida And Scotland
* International Swimming Hall Of Fame Open Water Great
* 24-Hour Club … Swimming All Day And Night
* Progressing Quickly In The English Channel
* Swimming Across Lake Michigan And Watching History
* Open Water Swimming Until You Are Blue In The Face
* Survival Swimming In The Outer Limits
* ISHOF Honor Bestowed On Jon Erikson
* Honor Bestowed On Sandra Bucha
* The Erikson Memorial Fund
* Crème de la Crème Of The Open Water World
* Colin Hill Livens Up Global Open Water Swimming Conference
* Simon Murie To Speak At Global Open Water Swimming Conference
* 2014 Global Open Water Swimming Conference Speakers
* Jon Erikson Needs Good Cheer
* Sharp As A Swimmer, The Mervyn Marathon Magic
* The Heart Of Lions

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