Sea of Cortez

In June 2009, six swimmers and one alternate descended upon La Paz, Mexico to attempt the first ever relay swim across the Sea of Cortez. Unfamiliar with the warm water after so many cold swims in the Bay and the English Channel, the team took a few days to acclimate then began their adventure.

After covering 50 miles in 16 hours, a severe storm rolled in at around 10:00 p.m., creating unsafe conditions for the swimmer in the water. The swim was postponed to a later date, with the team glad they were all safe and having learned a lot about the conditions in the Sea of Cortez.