VIDEO: Wayne Kinslow ends his swimming streak @ 1,200 days

Back in April, West Seattleite Wayne Kinslow celebrated his 1,000th consecutive day of salt-water swimming, all but three off Alki. After 200 more days, he’s taking a break, starting today:

Thanks to Southwest Seattle Historical Society executive director Clay Eals for sharing his video from Wayne’s final day of the streak on Friday – he’s documented Wayne’s achievements on the SWSHS website (after all, it’s now part of West Seattle history!).

6 Replies to "VIDEO: Wayne Kinslow ends his swimming streak @ 1,200 days"

  • acemotel November 14, 2015 (1:11 pm)

    ah, you’re a crazy man! Congratulations! Enjoy your travels.

  • Kathy November 14, 2015 (1:31 pm)

    Congratulations, Wayne, have fun traveling.

    The last time I swam off Alki a few years ago, I was stung by a jellyfish. I’ve been chicken to go back in since then, but it looks so great. Maybe I’m making a big deal over nothing. I would be curious to hear from Wayne his experiences with jellyfish, has he been stung, how many encounters on average over the 1,200 days, tips for avoiding/treating stings, and any other interesting encounters he has had with wildlife or other experiences he’s had while swimming daily in Puget Sound.

  • kumalavula November 14, 2015 (2:00 pm)

    there’s lots of beautiful waters of the world to explore now—–congrats on your accomplishment! enjoy whatever comes next.

  • sbre November 14, 2015 (3:41 pm)

    Very impressive Wayne!!!

  • Erik November 14, 2015 (3:59 pm)

    Wayne, I’ll miss seeing you out there. Perhaps you can take up running with some of us old farts; this time of year it’s like swimming, but with shoes on.

  • Dave - Alki House November 16, 2015 (8:59 am)

    I’ll miss the Johnny Weissmuller of Alki. Wayne has real tenacity.

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