Lori King says she can't remember a time when she wasn't swimming but most recently she did something that is really incredible - she swam around the entire island of Bermuda.
Lori was a collegiate swimmer but she didn't tackle long distance open water swims until well after college.
Lori has done several other marathon swims mentioned in the interview.
Swim around Key West www.swimaroundkeywest.com
8 Bridges www.8bridges.org
Catalina Challenge Swim www.swimcatalina.com
Swim around Manhattan www.nycswim.org
Around the Sound swim in Bermuda www.roundthesound.bm
She also talks about a 24 hour swim club. I did not find a specific link to this club but if you want more information try www.openwaterswimming.com
There is only one other swimmer who has swum around Bermuda and that was Shawn Connell in 1976. His swim was 48 hours.
To get ready for this swim Lori would do 10k lcm (long course meters) 5 days a week. at the Aquatic Center at Eisenhower Park.
It took a whole team to get this ready. I think I list them all here:
Bridgette Hobart - Swam Finger Lakes in upstate NY
Rondy Davies -
David Barra -
Coach Bonnie Schwartz Nolan
Nick Strong and Mike Cash in Bermuda
Jim Butterfield and Brion Estis
Alex Hammond and Russell de Moura
Rosali Johnson was the talented photographer who donated her time.
Lori's swim around the Island of Bermuda took just over 21 hours.
We discuss the rules of open water marathon swimming and how to handle nutrition on a long swim like this. Lori followed the rules of marathon swimming from. Marathon Swimmers Federation http://www.marathonswimmers.org .
Lori used CarboPro for this swim and in the interview she explains how and why she uses CarboPro to fuel.
Lori had to adjust the timing of her swim due to weather and we talk about the winds and seas that she battled for the entire swim.
We talk a lot about swimming overnight in the ocean which is fascinating.
We talk about the effect on her body of spending 21 hours in salt water.
We talk about the finish and what that felt like.
Lori is a mom and we chat about what her kids think about her swimming accomplishments.
Thank you Lori for being a guest on the Mile after Mile podcast and sharing your story.
You can follow Lori at www.lorikingswimming.com or Instagram at instagram.com/lorijeanking
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