Nick Irons '94

August 21, 2007

Hello everyone,

Sorry for the mass e-mail, but I am so excited about this news that I wanted to share it with everyone I knew. My 1550-mile swim down the Mississippi River is going to be the subject of a documentary. Alex Houston of Fiat Lux Productions is producing an hour-long film called: “Swim Lessons: The Nick Irons Story.”

You may remember that in 1997, I jumped into the 56-degree water of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and took the first of more than a million strokes that pushed me down the longest river in North America. After four months I climbed on shore in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I didn’t just make this swim for the challenge or the glory; but a personal mission to raise national awareness and funding for multiple sclerosis, the disease my dad lives with.

A short trailer for the movie is now up on YouTube. You can find it at

Could I ask you a favor? Could you please take a look at the video? And if you like it, could you help me get the word out abut it? You can do this by:

1) Passing it along to your friends and contacts – anyone you can think of who might enjoy watching.

2) Adding it as a favorite on

3) Posting it to your blog (if you have one).

4) Adding it to your MySpace Page (if you have one).

5)Promoting it in any other way you would like.

Thanks so much for your help, I do appreciate it.

Nick Irons