Vincent Herring Touched Hearts On Land And In The Water


Vincent Herring was born on Valentine’s Day 1943 and passed away unexpectedly on Valentine’s Day 2013. And his life was framed with positive energy and a deeply felt passion of the open water.

A resident of Minnesota and member of the Half Century Club, Herring loved the water – in the pool or in the lakes and oceans around the world.

Despite a valiant attempt of over 12 hours across the English Channel at the age of 65, the former teacher and coach who later founded a successful business, completed a two-way relay across the English Channel with Force 6 America in 20 hours 18 minutes, the Strait of Gibraltar at the age of 64, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim at the age of 56 in 7 hours 31 minutes, the Swim Around Key West, the Boston Light Swim, the Escape from Alcatraz, a Maui Channel Swim, U.S. Masters Swimming’s 25 km Championships, the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in 12 hours 34 minutes, and a 21-mile crossing of Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota in 14 hours 30 minutes at the age of 60.

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