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Joe Locke completes swim from Farallones to Golden Gate, July 12 2014

Joe Locke

Joe Locke

Joe Locke has successfully completed the swim from the Farallones to the Golden Gate Bridge.

On July 12, 2014, Joe swam from South Farallon Islands to the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, which is a straight-line distance of 29.7 statute miles. The official time is 13 hours, 58 minutes, 28 seconds – which is about 40 minutes faster than Ted Erikson’s record from 1967.

The swim was conducted according to standard “Channel Rules,” which means no artificial assistance of any kind, apart from a traditional swimsuit, cap, goggles, and grease.

Read about his accomplishment below:

Swimmer reaches Golden Gate from Farallones  (SF Gate)

Marathon Swimmer Joe Locke Completes the Farallon Crossing to the Golden Gate (

Observer report by Evan Morrison (