THERE IS NOTHING SOLO ABOUT A SOLO SWIM

There is truly nothing solo about a solo swim.  Jamie is incredibly blessed to have a group of people around him who support him in his endurance pursuits. It is difficult to describe how important their role as a group is, but also as individuals.  Each of them brings something unique, but equally important, to the ultimate success of Jamie’s extreme adventures.  Most have been alongside Jamie since the start of his endurance pursuits.  The crew is made up of incredible people who have amazing skill sets of their own.  They have helped Jamie through times where he didn’t believe he could take another stroke.  Their  backgrounds and expertise range from areas such as physical therapy, sports psychology, emergency medical response, sales management, social media marketing, teaching, accounting and website programming, to fellow marathon swimmer, professional triathlete, librarian, practicing buddhist and author.  What brings all of these people from such diverse backgrounds together is a shared passion for wanting to help and support Jamie in accomplishing his goals.  Without them, these extreme adventures could not be a reality.  They are his friends, his family and most of all his fuel to push forward.   Their team motto has been, and will continue to be - "Live The Adventure Together."

MATT RICHARDSON

MATT RICHARDSON

Matt is one of the top physical therapists in the Bay Area. I have know Matt since the 6th grade. In high school, they both played on the Jr. National Water Polo team. Matt has been crew chief on many of my adventures. Matt is an avid sailor and fly fisherman.

JEN SCHUMACHER

JEN SCHUMACHER

Jen is my Sports Physiologist and great friend. Jen is a vital part of my team and I owe much to her both professionally and personally. Jen is also a very accomplished marathon swimmer. I was fortunate to have swam the straight of Gibraltar with her.

JANET MANNING

JANET MANNING

Janet is an academic enrichment specialist from Maryland. An avid swimmer and skier, she volunteers with Two Top Adaptive Sports, working with wounded warriors. She first met Jamie when he trained her to cross Lake Tahoe in 2013. Janet is an amazing spirit and is a vital part of the team.

BREANNE MELCONIAN

BREANNE MELCONIAN

Breanne is new to the team. She is an accomplished athlete and I am excited for her to be with us on this amazing journey.

LYNN KUBASEK

LYNN KUBASEK

Lynn is a very accomplished Marathon swimmer. She currently is on the board of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association. Lynn is one of my dearest friends. Her energy and spirit are unlike anyone I have ever met.

ASHA ALLEN

ASHA ALLEN

Asha is a new friend that I am very excited to have on my team. She brings an amazing spirit and love to the team. Asha is planning a Lake Tahoe crossing and a Catalina Island crossing this year.

BRIAN PATTERSON

BRIAN PATTERSON

Brian works for Cisco Systems and is a top age group triathlete and endurance photographer. Brian has been there for most of Jamie's adventures and is one of his biggest supporters. http://www.brianhayesphotography.com/

KEITH METZGER

KEITH METZGER

Keith and Jamie went to high school together in Orinda and are now neighbors in Lafayette. Their daughters are in the same 2nd grade class. Keith works for Oracle as a National Sales Manager. He played soccer for UC Santa Barbara and is a past Commissioner for the Olympic Club Ski Team.

JIM PATRICK

JIM PATRICK

Jim is Jamie's dad and another of his biggest supporters. Thanks to 11 years of sailing around the world, Jim brings expertise in the areas of navigation, safety and overall water experience to Jamie's adventures. www.patrickandco.com

MORGAN CHRISTIAN

MORGAN CHRISTIAN

Morgan is a web programmer. In 2012, he completed a single crossing, wetsuit swim across Lake Tahoe. He has been a vital part of Jamie's swims and has handled much of the technology behind the previous live portals.

TERESA PATRICK - WIFE

TERESA PATRICK - WIFE

Terry is Jamie's wife. She is on the board of Buena Vista Auxiliary, a nonprofit organization that provides funding to support early intervention children's literacy. She doesn't always understand why Jamie pushes himself to such extremes, but she is always by his side. Without her support, Jamie would never consider such adventures.

HADLEY PATRICK

HADLEY PATRICK

Hadley Grace is Jamie's eight year old daughter. She may not be an "official" member of the crew, but she will be in Jamie's thoughts every stroke of the way. Knowing she will be waiting for him on the beach as he finishes The Great Lake Swim will be one of his greatest motivations.