Bear Lake x2 – 20
Bear Lake x2 – 20 is a double-crossing attempt of Bear Lake by James Jonsson. The two-way swim is about 38 miles in distance that Jonsson aims to complete under 20 hours starting on 3 September 2014. It is a charity swim for Service Dogs for Children with Autism.
James Jonsson is an American marathon swimmer from Utah who holds the world record for the fastest crossing of Bear Lake, a 19-mile swim on the border of the states of Utah and Idaho. He set the record of 8 hours 53 minutes in 2010. In 1989, he also become the third person in history to complete a crossing of the 8.4-mile (13.5 km) Pailolo Channel that separates the islands of Maui and Molokai in the state of Hawaii. On 17 September 2011, Jonsson became the first person to swim the length of Utah Lake, a total of 20.42 miles in the south to north direction in 10 hours 1 minute. He started from the southern shore at Goshen Bay and finished at the north shore at the boat ramp at the American Fork Harbor.