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Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Mindset To Swim Mega Miles

Diligent, passionate, fit.

These are only some of the positive characteristics that can describe many swimmers, especially those who are working adults who consistently train before and after work or during their lunch breaks.

These U.S. Masters Swimming members, including many open water athletes, participate in the Go The Distance program where they voluntarily log their workouts in an online database.

GTD is a self-directed, honor system that encourages adults to track their workouts in the pool and open water throughout the year. Each athlete tracks the distance they swim on their online Fitness Log (FLOG). They can compare their own efforts on a year-to-year basis and compare themselves to everyone else or simply among those of their same age and gender. When certain milestones are achieved, the athlete is recognized on the U.S. Masters Swimming website and will receive special prizes from Nike Swim.

The number of swimmers who trained over 1,000 miles in 2012 are listed below:

1. Timothy Martin (47) 2,039 miles (3,281 km)
2. John Kuzmkowski (58) 1,700 miles (2,735 km)
3. Don Tatzin (60) 1,524 (2,452 km)
4. Robert Young (55) 1,503 miles (2,418 km)
5. Charlotte Brynn (46) 1,325 miles (2,132 km)
6. Charley Young (25) 1,243 miles (2,000 km)
7. Susan Preston (50) 1,230 miles (1,979 km)
8. Lexie Kelly (26) 1,212 miles (1,950 km)
9. Shirley Loftus-Charley (shown above) (61) 1,202 miles (1,934 km)
10. Brian McLaughlin (57) 1,201 miles (1,932 km)
11. Harriet Wall (70) 1,180 miles (1,899 km)
12. Jean Carlson (50) 1,141 miles (1,836 km)
13. Thomas Schwartz (52) 1,131 miles (1,820 km)
14. Cheryl Reinke (48) 1,126 miles (1,812 km)
15. Melodee Nugent (45) 1,121 miles (1,804 km)
16. Larry Hartley (52) 1,113 miles (1,791 km)
17. Harm-Jan Steenhuis (45) 1,098 miles (1,767 km)
18. Lena Mughannam (38) 1,019 miles (1,639 km)
19. Charles Dean (46) 1,009 miles (1,623 km)
20. David Eng (54) 1,003 miles (1,614 km)
21. William Reeves (59) 1,001.31 (1,610 km)
22. Lynn Kubasek (54) 1,001.07 miles (1,610 km)
23. Victoria Rian (46) 1,000 miles (1,609 km)

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