Under construction, November, 2010
Jon Erikson, swimmer extraordinary, and his family:
Above, Jon in early action
Right: Jon, Trent , Debby, and Blake
Jon Erikson's swim career began in the Chicago Park District's Ridge Park program at age 5. He rapidly progressed, by following his father's wake in entering the marathon swimming world with the following history:
Two English Channel attempts at the age of 13
At age 14, youngest boy to swim English Channel, 11 hr 22 min on August 11
Record 37-mile Lake Michigan, Chicago-Michigan City, on August 21 in 25 hr 22 min, (12 hr. under dad's swim 10 years earlier) and in reverse on July 4, 1980 in a fantastic time of 19 hr. 11min.
.World record English Channel double on August 13-15 (E-F-E) in 30 hr, 3 min
Inaugural crossing Grand Anse to Paspebiac (Canada's Chaleur Bay), 14 miles of 53 F water in 8 hr 46 min.
Double crossing of Chaleur Bay, ~30 miles on August 13 in 16 hr 4 min.
31 professional marathons, including:
Eleven crossings of the English Channel (4 single, 2 doubles, and a
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