Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Veljko Rogošić - longest ocean swim ever? - Marathon Swimmers Forum Toggle navigation Marathon Swimmers Forum Sign In Veljko Rogošić - longest ocean swim ever? evmo Admin November 2013 edited November 2013 in General Discussion This discussion was created from comments split from: Proven frauds - information request.Doesn't belong in a thread about "proven frauds." No reason I'm aware of to doubt the authenticity of this swim. Like Comments Niek Member October 2013 This is a spin-off from http://www.marathonswimmers.org/forum/discussion/670/paul-lundgren-swimming-across-the-sea-of-cortez#Item_3Some renowned Croatian ow swimmers and the Croatian long distance swimming website http://www.hsdp.hr doubted the Sicily - Tunisia swim of Veljko Rogošić http://www.croatia.ch/zanimljivosti/080819.php Something about his unbelievable speed not possible, no (neutral) observers on board and no documentation handed over. But he was very popular in Croatia. Hey this sounds so very familiar..... http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like evmo Admin October 2013 edited October 2013 Very interesting! Hopefully Steven Munatones will clarify this. After all, he is a paid adviser to the Guinness Book, representing the sport of open water swimming. I believe he is the only such paid adviser for OWS. My impression is that the Guinness Book does have at least some standards for documentation. But given recent events, you just never know... Like Niek Member October 2013 Is it an age thing? He was 67 when it alleged took place.Here's another interesting article http://www.slobodnaevropa.org/content/article/1187108.html http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like AnthonyMcCarley Member November 2013 He was 63 when he did the EC with the fourth fastest time for anyone over the age of 50. He was still fast only four years earlier.1) 32. Otto Thaning (South Africa), 53, E/F in 10:29 in 19942) 63. Jim Bayles (USA), 50, E/F in 10:59 in 20023) 57. Nancy Steadman-Martin (USA), 50, E/F in 11:20 in 20044) 9. Veljko Rogosic (Croatia), 63, E/F in 11:27 in 2004 Like Niek Member November 2013 edited November 2013 His EC swim isn't disputed.His Sicily - Tunisia swim is doubted by some renowned Croatian ow swimmers and the Croatian long distance swimming website hsdp.hr http://www.croatia.ch/zanimljivosti/080819.php http://openwaterswimming.eu - Cold, wind, waves, sunburn, currents, jellyfish and flotsam! Hop in and join the fun! Like Sign In or Register to comment.