Evan Morrison

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Evan Morrison (photo by Phil White)

Evan Morrison is an American marathon swimmer from San Francisco, California. He is the owner and co-founder of the Marathon Swimmers Federation (MSF) and Marathon Swimmers Forum, a co-author of the MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, the author of 'Farther, Colder, Rougher', a board member of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association, and a selection committee member for the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.

Morrison's record-setting swim from Santa Cruz Island to the California mainland is featured in the documentary film DRIVEN. He was also prominently involved in the debunking of Diana Nyad's purported swim from Cuba to Florida in September 2013.

Morrison swims with the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco.

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Marathon Swims

Morrison's solo marathon swims include:

Formerly a backstroke specialist in the pool, Evan swam competitively for Princeton University from 1998-2000.

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Marathon Swimmers Federation and Marathon Swimmers Forum

Morrison co-founded the Marathon Swimmers Federation (MSF) in March 2012 with Irish marathon swimmer and Lone Swimmer author Donal Buckley. The first major product of the MSF was the Marathon Swimmers Forum, an online social network for marathon swimmers and aspiring marathon swimmers.

In the aftermath of Diana Nyad's attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida in September 2013, Marathon Swimmers Forum members analyzed the swim and raised questions about its integrity that ultimately became the subject of international news.

In January 2014, the MSF announced the MSF Rules of Marathon Swimming, a global set of guidelines for conducting solo marathon swims in any body of water. Morrison co-authored the MSF Rules, in collaboration with Andrew Malinak, Donal Buckley, and Elaine Howley.

Evan Morrison, a marathon swimmer featured in the documentary film DRIVEN, a film by Ben Pitterle and Brian Hall

DRIVEN

Morrison's swim from Santa Cruz Island to the California mainland, which set a new Santa Barbara Channel record, was featured in the documentary film DRIVEN. The film portrays three swimmers who attempted Santa Barbara Channel swims in 2012, and contrasts their different experiences, motivations, and personalities. The film premiered in Carpinteria, California on October 19, 2013, and showed at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and San Luis Obispo Film Festival in early 2014.

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