Popular political analyst Jeff Utsch is, at the age of 48, taking on today the longest swim race in North America, the Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test, to raise financial support for the UDT Seal Association and the Heirs of the Republic.
The Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) is a down-river swim ultra-marathon (27 miles in 2012-13, 36 miles starting in 2014) where solo or relay swimmers will travel from rural North Dakota into East Grand Forks, MN, on the Red River of the North.
The UDT-SEAL Association is a non-profit Veterans Support Organization whose members are made up of U.S. Navy personnel who have served, or are presently serving in the Naval Special Warfare community.
Heirs of the Republic is a non-profit Mutual improvement group established to help us and our community become better stewards of our inheritance as citizens of this country by being more informed and educated about our nation’s history and the critical issues of our day.
Jeff says, “Each donation means so much no matter how big or how small. The families of and the Veterans who have done so much to protect the country we live in deserves our utmost support. They have fought to preserve our way of life. “Our Way of Life” which is “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” and our Founding Principles is why they have sacrificed so much for us. Teaching our American Heritage and what we are all about is critical to maintain our nation’s exceptionalism.”
Utsch graduated from University of Arizona in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, where he also served as captain of the Swim Team. During his swimming career, Jeff was a member of the US National Team 1984-87, Top 10 World Rankings 1984-1988, and NCAA All-American in 1988. Using the skills he developed as an All-American swimmer and Captain of the University of Arizona swim team, Jeff currently serves as an Instructor to the Navy SEALs / Naval Special Warfare community where he teaches Navy SEALS and support personal specialized tactical swimming.