Gymrat\’s Weblog

News from the world of muscle

Canadian film maker to do a ‘Jack LaLanne’ in Cambodia

That is, swimming a long distance while handcuffed:

Canadian, Matt Frame, finds it quite ridiculous that he is less than 9 days from his attempted Guinness World Record Swim wearing handcuffs. Official Guinness rep on site or not, the attempt is a confirmed World Record, beating the previous holder, American Brian Friedman, who completed his handcuffed swim of 2.4km from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf, just over a year ago.


Jack LaLanne has still to be the undisputed champion of swimming while handcuffed though. From the Wikipedia list over Jacks feats:

  • 1955 Age 41: Swam handcuffed from Alcatraz to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA.
  • 1974 Age 60: Swam from Alcatraz Island to Fisherman’s Wharf, for a second time handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat.
  • 1975 Age 61: Swam the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, underwater, for a second time handcuffed, shackled and towing a 1,000-pound boat.
  • 1979 Age 65: Towed 65 boats filled with 6,500-pounds of Lousiana Pacific wood pulp while handcuffed and shackled in Lake Ashinoko, near Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1984 Age 70: Handcuffed, shackled and fighting strong winds and currents, towed 70 boats with 70 people from the Queen’s Way Bridge in the Long Beach Harbor to the Queen Mary for 1 ½ miles.

November 3, 2006 Posted by | World Record | Leave a comment