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Sunday, May 4, 2014
Brad McVetta Crowned Cold Water Classic Champion
Brad McVetta led 18 swimmers from 10 states at the 2013 Cold Water Classic in Connecticut.
Race founder and director Andy Davis said, "The water was 47ºF (8.3ºC), but 18 swimmers got in and out safely. The weather was warm without a breeze in the low 60ºF’s at finish. All had fun and all shivered."
The results of the 2014 Cold Water Classic:
1. Brad McVetta, 3.5 miles in 2 hours 3 minutes
2. Andy Davis, 3.0 miles in 1 hour 21 minutes
3. Herve Hamon, 3.0 miles 1 hour 23 minutes (wetsuit)
4. Bethany Bosch, 3.0 miles in 1 hour 36 minutes
5. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft, 2.5 miles in 1 hour 20 minutes
6. Michael Gemilli, 2.0 miles in 50 minutes 50 seconds
7. Marty McMahon, 2.0 miles in 54 minutes 13 seconds
8. Jim Bayles, 2.0 miles in 59 minutes 19 seconds
9. John Kulewicz, 2.0 miles in 1 hour 14 minutes (wetsuit)
10. Don McNeil, 2.0 (nearly) in 1 hour 20 minutes (wetsuit)
11. Helen Lin, 1.5 miles in 40 minutes 6 seconds
12. Janet Harris, 1.5 miles in 41 minutes 56 seconds
13. Rena Demeo, 1.3 miles in 55 minutes 37 seconds
14. Derek Yach, 1.0 mile in 26 minutes 38 seconds
15. Kellie Joyce, 1.0 mile in 29 minutes 0 seconds
16. Elaine Howley, 1.0 mile in 29 minutes 55 seconds
17. Mary Maura Twomey, 1.0 mile in 39 minutes 25 seconds (wetsuit)
18. Jerome Leslie, 0.5 miles in 19 minutes 42 seconds
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