Gordon Gridley

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Gordon Gridley is a 42-year-old American marathon swimmer and race director from Syracuse, Utah. Gridley is the co-race director of the Great Salt Lake Open Water Marathon Swim and the Bear Lake Monster Swim together with Joshua Green. He also is an active member of the Wasatch Front Polar Bear Club and swam across the English Channel in 11 hours 30 minutes on 10 August 2012 and across the Catalina Channel in 11 hours 50 minutes on 14 August 2013. He completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with his Manhattan Island Marathon Swim on 14 June 2014 in 8 hours 10 minutes.


Gords Swim Log

In 1988, his high school swim coach, Robyn Masters, encouraged Gridley to keep a log of his swims, and ever since then he has done just that. He started with a notebook, and over the years converted those handwritten workouts on to his blog where he continues to log workouts, adventures, and personal rants about open water swimming.

Notable Swims

  1. Blackrock to Whiterock Bay (Great Salt Lake)
  2. Bear Lake Length (September 5, 2011)
  3. English Channel (August 9, 2012)
  4. Catalina Channel (August 14, 2013)
  5. International Ice Swimming Association sanctioned Ice Mile (Dec 7, 2013)
  6. Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (14 June 2014)


External links

Personal tools
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Education Programs
About OWP
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