Our team consists of 15 highly experienced and professional personnel.
Medical Team –
Dr Bill Korey, Dr Korey is an ER Doctor who works in the emergency area of the Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. I’m especially grateful for the Holy Cross hospital’s support of my Cuba to Florida swim by loaning us the medical equipment Dr Korey deems necessary for my crossing. Dr Korey is also an accomplished marathon swimmer, having swum the Manhattan Island Marathon amongst others. Www.Holy-cross.com
|Barbara Held & Penny 2011|
Kayaker Team –
|Jeff Kozlovich pict by Beneficial Ent.|
Jeff Kozlovich, Jeff’s a full time lifeguard in Hawaii, Jeff’s also a personal trainer and extreme athlete in his own right. Jeff has supported many of my longest and most challenging marathon swims both in Hawaii and in the Cayman Islands in 2011. http://kozhawaii.blogspot.com.au/
Colin Kozlovich, Colin’s a 22 year old, super fit surfer, paddler, runner who learned big wave surfing and paddling with his father Jeff Kozlovich (above). Colin’s currently studying at the University of Vermont (film and television major.)Feed Team –
Chris Palfrey, Chris, my husband will be looking after the swim log and helping with my feeding and handling requirements throughout my swim. Chris has crewed for me on many marathon swims including Molokai Channel in Hawaii, San Miguel in California and the Bridging the Cayman Islands in 2011. Chris is also an accomplished marathon swimmer having swum the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, the Catalina and Molokai Channels, Tampa Bay, Strait of Gibraltar and many others.
|Chris Palfrey, Brooke Bessert & Dan Boyle|
Brooke Bessert, Brooke will be looking after the GPS updates, organising the rotation of shark shields, preparing my meals and feeds. Brooke will also assist Chris and Dan with some relief feeding hours. Brooke has assisted me on swims such as San Miguel in California, Tampa Bay Marathon, Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and Bridging the Cayman Islands in 2011. http://www.sposta.comLand-based Finish Team
|Scott & Andrea Woodburn|
Boat Pilots – We have four very experienced pilots, who live and work in the Florida Keys and Florida Strait waters; more information on our pilots will come in a later blog.
Land-based Weather Team - We have a Key West weather and Gulf Stream expert who will be land based and updating us with expected weather conditions during my swim. More information about our weather team will come in a later blog along with our pilots.
Swimmer - Penny Palfrey
|Penny Palfrey photo Townsville Bulletin|