Glynde "Mango" Mangum from was a member of the USA National Swimming Team and an Olympic Swimming Trials finalist in 1984. He was also on the USA National Triathlon Team and competed internationally as professional triathlete from 1991 to 1997. Magnum was the head coach of the People's Swimming School in Japan and coached two swimmers to the 1988 Seoul Olympics where they set national records.
In 2012, Mangum and Matthew Moseley crossed Lake Pontchartrain in 3-5 foot swells storms and lightening swimming 26 miles in just over 12 hours across Lake Pontchartrain from the North Shore in New Orleans to the New Canal Lighthouse in Louisiana in a charity fund-raiser for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, called the Lake Pontchartrain Swim Team 23 mile Crossing.
Charity Swim Contact
- Captain Allen Buras
- Jennifer Buras: logistics
- Allen and Jennifer Blow: Support and logistics
- Sky King: coach: pacer/sighter
- Spencer Hawkins: pacer/sighter
- Tommy Giovagnoli: outreach