From OpenwaterpediaHonour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. He joined his father Ted Erikson who was also inducted as an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
Erikson swam the English Channel from France to England in 1969 as the youngest swimmer and did a two-way crossing in 1979 with his first leg as the fastest crossing of the year. He later did two English-to-France crossings in 1980 and became the first person to do a three-way crossing in 1981 with a historic 38 hour 27 minute effort; he, Alison Streeter and Philip Rush remain the only swimmers to complete a 3-way English Channel crossing. He completed a total of 8 English Channel crossing.
Pro Marathon Swims
Erikson also did many professional marathon swims in Guayamas, Mexico, Argentina and Canada including 5 Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean, 4 Traversees, 3 24 Heures La Tuque and Chibougamau, Hamilton, Pasbebiac and others.
He is also a member of the 24-hour club for swimming 36.75 miles (59 km) in Lake Michigan from Michigan City to Chicago, Illinois in 1971 in 24 hours 30 minutes.