Team FTD is an open water swimming relay
team consisting of Forrest Nelson
, Becky Jackman-Beeler
, Mike Mitchell
, Kent Nicholas
, Emily Evans
, and Tina Neill
that completed an unprecedented 6-way Catalina Channel crossing
in 61 hours 7 minutes from 10-13 July 2013.
Note: Forrest Nelson, Mike Mitchell, Kent Nicholas, Emily Evans, and Tina Neill (along with Steve Lowe were also members of the HTC Relay that swam 25 hours 48 minutes from San Clemente Island, around the western edge of Catalina Island, to the Southern California mainland at Cabrillo Beach on 25 July 2012. The HTC Relay broke the record of the Swim for Hope relay for the 52 statute mile (83.6 km) channel swim.
The team was captained by John Pittman and escorted by the vessel Outrider. Observers included Carol Sing, Donald Van Cleve, and Adam Moine.
Source: Evan Morrison of the Marathon Swimmers Forum on 13 July 2013.