Road to Cap Gris Nez, A Journey By Trent Grimsey
A fast pool swimmer and top professional marathon swimmer has begun to prove himself in colder waters from South Africa to Canada.
His road to Cap Gris Nez will take him from his native Australia on a journey of acclimatization and preparation like few others.
June 12th – Fly to Italy (10,143 miles/16,323 km)
June 17th – Participate in the 36 km (22 mile) Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli
June 19th – Fly back to Australia (10,143 miles/16,323 km)
July 17th – Fly to San Francisco (7,416 miles/11, 935 km)
July 22nd – Fly to Montreal, Canada (2,543 miles/4,093 km), drive to Roberval, Quebec
July 26th – Participate in the 10 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup)
July 28th – Participate in the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean (FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix)
August 4th – Participate in the 34 km Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog (FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix)
August 6th – Fly to Macedonia (4,488 miles/7,222 km)
August 11th – Participate in the 30 km Ohrid Lake Swim Marathon (FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix)
August 12th to 28th – Cold water training in Europe
August 29th – Fly to England
September 7th to 14th – Attempt the English Channel
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.