St. Thomas sophomore distance swimmer Sam Simon completed a crossing of the English Channel last week.
The crossing took 13+ hours, and she set out in relatively good weather, which turned into very rough seas about five hours into the swim (her parents were estimating 25-foot waves). Sam’s captain aboard the safety boat, who was in charge of the crossing, was going to nominate her for “toughest swimmer” of the year…whether this is an honorary or real distinction has yet to be determined, but no one on the Tommie swim team has any doubts.
Congratulations, Sam, on this remarkable feat! You’re in inspiration to us all!
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