Recent Press

Lori King ’97 Becomes Second Person To Swim Around Bermuda  June 23, 2016
Former La Salle swimmer Lori (Baiocchi) King ’97 became just the second person to swim around the island of Bermuda last week. She covered the 36.5 mile swim in just over 21 hours, making her the fastest to swim around the island.  Read More Here…

 

Lori King Talks With Sean O’Connell About Bermuda  June 21, 2016
Dr. Sean O’Connell, the first person to swim around Bermuda in 1977 in 43 hours 27 minutes [shown on left], talks with Lori King who more than halved his time for the 36.5-mile circumnavigation in 21 hours 19 minutes on June 15th-16th.  Read More Here… 

 

Performance of the Week: Lori King’s Swim Around Bermuda  June 21, 2016
This week’s performance of the week goes to open water swimmer Lori King, who this week completed only the second solo swim around Bermuda in history. There are several reasons to be impressed by King’s swim. First off, King completed the 36.5 mile swim in 21:19.45, which makes her circumnavigation the fastest in history. The only other individual to complete the swim was Sean O’Connell, who completed the feat in 1976 in a time of 43 hours and 27 minutes, while swimming one mile longer. The only other recorded swim was from a 50-person relay group that completed the swim over the course of two days. Read More Here…

 

Lori King Swims Finished Over 21 Hours  June 20, 2016   
Lori King, an open water marathon swimmer and member of CIBBOWS, completed a 36.5 mile swim around Bermuda in 21:19:45. She began the swim at 12:00pm local time on June 15th at Elbow Beach, and completed it on June 16th 9:19:45am at Elbow Beach.  Lori is the second solo swimmer to complete this feat (Sean O’Connell was the first in 1977 at 43hr 27min), and there was one relay group that completed the swim staged over two days. Swimming was 50 people relay, ten years ago, the 30th anniversary of the swimming Sean Mr Cornell’s travel around the world. Lori all three complete time is the fastest.  Read More Here…

 

Woman Swims Around Bermuda In 21 Hours  June 18, 2016
Lori King — an open water marathon swimmer and member of CIBBOWS — completed a 37.5 mile swim around Bermuda in 21:19:45. “She began the swim at 12:00pm local time on June 15th at Elbow Beach, and completed it on June 16th 9:19:45am at Elbow Beach. Lori is the second solo swimmer to complete this feat [Sean O’Connell was the first in 1976 at 43hr 27min], and there was one relay group that completed the swim staged over two days,” a spokesperson said.  Read More Here…

 

Lori completes 21-hour swim around island  June 18, 2016
magine swimming around Bermuda for 21 hours straight. This is exactly what open water swimmer Lori King accomplished on Wednesday.  With a support crew of 11 people by her side, Mrs King, 40, took to the water at Elbow Beach at noon to begin the longest, most challenging swim of her life. Her inspiration, she said, was resident Sean O’Connell, who was the first and only person to have completed the swim 40 years ago.  Read More Here…

 

Lori King Swims Around Bermuda in Just Over 21 Hours  June 17, 2016
Lori King, an open water marathon swimmer and member of CIBBOWS, completed a 36.5 mile swim around Bermuda in 21:19:45. She began the swim at 12:00pm local time on June 15th at Elbow Beach, and completed it on June 16th 9:19:45am at Elbow Beach.  Read More Here…

 

King Is Queen In Bermuda June 17, 2016
For Lori King’s first-person account of her 36.5-mile, 21 hour 19 minute circumnavigation of Bermuda on June 15th-16th, read her detailed account in Swimming World Magazine. Read More Here…

 

I’ll never look at the Hudson the same way June 24, 2015
It takes about three hours to drive from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Hudson, N.Y. to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.  Rockville Centre resident Lori King, 39, swam that distance in 34 hours. “I’ll never look at the Hudson the same way,” she said. “I swam 120 miles of it.” Read More Here…

 

OMAC Honors Swimmer, Bicyclists December 23, 2014
Lori King, a long-distance swimmer and part-time Amagansett resident, Ed Cashin, Mike Bahel, and Annette MacNiven, a late mountain-biker and youth swim coach, were honored at the Old Montauk Athletic Club’s recent holiday dinner at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett.  Read More Here…

 

RVC woman completes California swim September 3, 2014
Rockville Centre resident Lori King, 39, completed an open-water swim from the California mainland to Catalina Island — a distance of 20.5 miles — beginning the night of Aug. 14 and finishing the following morning, eight hours and 51 minutes later.
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Midsummer Night’s Crossing September 3, 2014
When Lori King arrived at the jumping-off place for her 22.5-mile Catalina Channel swim, in the depths of the night, she was thrown a curve: The captain said she should do it the other way round, from the mainland to the island. “What? What?” she said. “I knew they normally didn’t do it that way.
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Swimming With Sharks, Lori King  May 17, 2013
This is the first time I’m featuring someone in a post (and after many technical difficulties on my end it may be my last:) But I was so impressed with marathon swimmer Lori Kings recent account of her swim. Read More Here…

 

Pool Plan Buoyed By Atlantic Swims  July 31, 2013
Lori King of Amagansett, who was sixth over all in 46:40 and repeated as the women’s 2-mile winner, said, “This kind of a swim is just as much of a challenge as a 22-miler — you never know what you’re going to get.”  Read More Here…

 

Open Water Swim Great Pays a Visit  August 7, 2013
Lynne Cox, whose two record-breaking crossings of the English Channel when she was 15 and 16 years old served as a prelude to an astounding open water career during which she has conquered the Bering Strait, the Straits of Magellan and Gibraltar, the Cape of Good Hope, and the Catalina Channel, among other daunting challenges… “It was incredible being in her presence,” said Lori King of Rockville Centre and Amagansett, who won the recent Montauk Playhouse 2-mile swim spanning the Kirk Park and Ditch Plain beaches. Read More Here…