I swim some. In August 2016 I swam the Marilyn Bell route across Lake Ontario, ratified by Solo Swims Ontario with swim master Shaun Chisholm. Marathon swimmer and adventurer Madhu Nagaraja led our fantastic team on the water. The swim was part of our ongoing efforts to raise funds and awareness for our Great Lakes. With GLOW: Great Lakes Open Water adventures, we promote and pursue adventures in our home waters and around the world.

On 12 August 2019, after an unsuccessful attempt the previous summer, I crossed the English Channel from Abbot’s Cliff to Cap Gris Nez in 12 hours and 2 minutes, supported by my brother Andrew King, escorted by Simon Ellis and Marilyn Critchley piloting High Hopes, with CS&PF observer Graham Proctor.

On 28 September 2021, I managed to fumble my way across the Catalina Channel under the watchful eyes of CCSF observers Jodi DiLasco and Qing Li and kayakers Barbara Schumacher and Patricio Libenson, supported by Drs. Juan Gabriel Acosta and Isabella Jaramille, and escorted by David Harvey and the crew of Pacific Star.

Here are my swims at the Marathon Swimmers Federation database, LongSwimsDB.

These are the ones so far I’m pretty happy about …

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  1. Hi Loren. Fantastic work and Congratulations on your awesome achievements.
    Would you be able to give me some contacts who can help me with next year 2018 swim.
    I am an Ultra Marathon road runner.
    I am planning to run from Youngstown New York to Marilyn Park at the same time that a swimmer will be crossing the lake.
    Swimmer vs runner challenge to raise money for cancer.
    Email stuguz2003@yahoo.com
    John Sacco. 416 919 7834.

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