24 year old Jen Schumacher will swim the 21 miles from Avalon in Catalina to the Palos Verdes Peninsula on August 13th beginning at midnight since the currents are calmer at that hour and there is not much ocean going freighter traffic. Jen has received numerous medals for long distance swimming meets and feels she will succeed this 10 hour swim. She can touch no person on the safety/support boat, cannot get in the boat to rest and cannot wear a wet suit. She will be given energy drinks, bananas and several other energy snacks every 25 minutes. 30% of the proceeds she will receive will go to the Surfrider Foundation and the rest will pay her supporters.
Go Jen Go!!!! We're rooting for you!