Getting in and getting out...

One of the more interesting things about this journey is how different Loren, Mark and Madhu each handle the entry and the exit. We took some short video to give you an idea of how it goes.

Mark - enters the water strong and steady, and fast post-swim recovery (he even breaks the tent down afterwards!)

Loren - head down, big sigh, and a big rush forward into the water - pushing the pain aside. Post swim is self sufficient dressing, but has a much longer recovery time to stop the shakes.

Madhu - tentative entry but has never once looked back longingly at the shore except to encourage others to get in!). Post swim needs help drying and dressing, but recovers well after that.

Does this make any one of them potentially more capable of completing the challenge? I say no, it is simply a contrast of style, and how each person individually handles such extreme conditions.


Madhu, Loren and Mark enter 2C water for a training swim on December 13, 2014 for the Straits of Magellan crossing.


Madhu and Loren as they exit after a training swim in 2C - watch how the team springs into action to help them get out of their wet bathing suits and into dry clothes quickly.