Up The River Without A Paddle

Overview of event and web site
Event Route and course description
World Record Criteria and Guinness proposal
Training Schedule and event log
Online Media Kit, images, and information
Site Map and content layout
Peak Experiences
Appomattox River Company
James River Outdoor Coalition
Churchill Swim Fins


Running tight to the wall at Suckers Break.
Winter cross-training
for the Summer swim.

Thom began training in early January with the Virginia Masters Swim Team and continued kayaking throughout the Winter with friend Brien Moore.

With an office overlooking the James in downtown Richmond, Thom kept watch over the river and utilized the easy access to the river to squeeze in lunchtime workouts in the Falls.

Detailed exerpts from Thom's training log during the last month of preparation are browsable online, and an accout of the record swim, checkout the last entry.


Overview | Event Route | World Record Criteria | Training Schedule | Online Media Kit | Site Map | Credits
Training Overview | Log: Week 20 | Log: Week 21 Log: Week 22 | Log: Week 23 | Log: Week 24

Never, never, never, never give up.
-Winston Churchill-

Caution: This sport could cause injury up to and including your death!
Proper equipment, practice, safety support, and adult supervision are required. Have fun and stay safe!