Jersey Swimmer Attempts To Swim Across Bay

Let’s give it up to the jellyfish for chasing the yankee away.

A New Jersey man will attempt something on the Central Coast that only one other person is known to have accomplished — a solo swim across Monterey Bay.


On Thursday, Bruckner Chase will jump in the water near the Santa Cruz wharf at 4 a.m. and try to swim roughly 25 miles to Lover’s Point in Pacific Grove.


Chase will have to overcome cold water, whales, jelly fish and sharks if he hopes to complete the swim.

FAIL 8/21

A little after 10 a.m. — more than six hours into his swim — Chase said cold water and jellyfish, which were biting him in the face and arms, got the best of his body and he knew it was time to stop.

Load of BS 8/23
Bruckner Chase appears to be one of the sustainability kooks. Real glad he failed now. Learn about your freedoms being taken away under the cloak of “Sustainability”.
Bruckner Chase

Jersey Swimmer Attempts To Swim Across Bay

2 thoughts on “Jersey Swimmer Attempts To Swim Across Bay

  1. Did Mr. Chase pay any attention to the local news stories about jellyfish on Aug. 16??
    What steps did he take to counteract the cold water?
    Welcome to the Pacific: now go home. Goofball.

  2. Regardin Bruckner Chase’s Monterey Bay Swim attempt: What footsteps is he asking us to follow in? The ones where you generate massive amounts of publicity and go around raising money for a swim that you have vastly under-trained for? (Swimming 6-7 hrs. does not build an adequate base for a swim that will take 12 -15 hrs,). He quit on his Catalina crossing; he quit on his English Channel crossing; he quit on his Monterey Bay crossing (yes, there were the jellyfish stings but he didn’t show any marks on his face, which supposedly got stung numerous times, at the press conference directly after and he sure looked chipper for having succumbed to hypothermia) Strangely (or not) he swam as far as he had trained for. Hmmm…go figure.

    I think I’d prefer to follow in the footsteps of the one person who actually made it across (Cindy Cleveland) and didn’t go for the publicity or the one other person who attempted the crossing in 1987 (Suzanne Riedinger) and made it 18 miles before being pulled, semiconscious, from the water, having been derailed by the combo of Sea Nettle stings near the beginning of the swim and, finally, hypothermia over the canyon. She didn’t go for the publicity either. I am inspired by both of these women and would be proud to follow in their footsteps.

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