Throughout the day today things went as planned, great crew lunch at Jakes on the Lake to include families of crew, crew and crew mind set coach Paige Dunn. From there four trucks took all supplies from the cabin towards the water to launch the pontoon boat Sun Catcher at Incline Beach. Jamie and Greg suited up and swam into the beach, welcomed by over 100 supporters to send Jamie and Greg off. Jamie dedicates this swim to his grandma P Mama and Uncle Donnie, both have passed. Jamie chocked up as he asked me to post this dedication… much love from him to his family, friends and followers. Pictures have gone up on Jamie and Debbie's facebook pages, more to come.
The adventure is underway from North Lake Tahoe beach at the Hyatt. Elite athletes Jamie Partick and Greg Larson are in the water, official start time was 4:30:23 pm PCT. Light breeze 6 knots, little bit rougher water than anticipated. The crew is on course at N 39-13-6891 LAT and W119-57-0465 LONG. Weather is 80 degrees.. water temperature is 63 degrees. Depth is 250. 360 sunny skies and clear blue water. Crew on board Sun Catcher our pontoon boat includes long time friends Captain Matt Richardson, Swim Coach (Real Estate / Ironman Competitor) Chris Danesi, Navigation Keith Metzger, SailFish Sponsor Ironman Coach Chris Hauth, Narration Debbie Lopker. In the kayak next to Jamie and Greg is Garrett Harley, Garrett’s role is to keep Jamie and Greg on course from navigation reads from the crew as well as help with feedings and keep the swim pace slow. In typing this first blog Jamie and Greg have had two feedings and will continue to eat every 20 minutes through out the entire swim. The first feeding was cytonax, 90 calories, 20 oz each. Second feeding was water and cliff shots, three chews ,100 calories, with water mixed in. Safety, Navigation and staying on course is entire focus of the crew.