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2016 WOWSA AWARDS
Vote in All Four CategoriesThe World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.
The nominees are presented in the following four categories:
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Men And Women Couldn't Be Closer
It is remarkable how close the average times are for men and women in the 4-day stage swim known as the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Arizona. The S.C.A.R. event traditionally attracts many of the most experienced marathon swimmers in the world - and both genders, remarkably close in average age, are swimming on average similarly fast.
Even on Day Three when the winds were howling on Apache Lake and the distance was the longest of all 4 days (17 miles), the men and women trudged through the turbulence in nearly the exact same average time.
Of the 13 of 19 women (average age: 46.3 years) who completed the 27.3 km course, their average time was 8 hours 37 minutes 25 seconds. Of the 15 of 18 men (average age: 43.3 years) who completed the course, their average time was 8 hours 36 minutes 39 seconds.
The average women's time, of course, included the average 2-lap course time of the remarkable Elizabeth Fry who is doing double what everyone else is swimming.
Final results from Day 3 in Apache Lake
1. Cole Gindhart (age 23) 7:05:01.4
2. Cheryl Reinke (50) 7:11:48.2
3. Anna Delozier (51) 7:16:20.3
4. Stefan Reinke (56) 7:37:28.0
5. Emily Evans (38) 7:43:00.3
6. Cynthia Hertzer (45) 7:44:06.3
7. Chris Greene (53) 7:49:29.6
8. Jacob Miyauchi (18) 7:50:40.6
9. John - Joe Zemaitis (35) 8:02:53.4
10. Patty Hermann (wetsuit) (55) 8:31:34.6
11. Mark Spratt (59) 8:38:03.2
12. Jason Overbaugh (40) 8:39:14.0
13. Helen Conway (38) 8:47:57.7
14. Graeme Schlachter (40) 8:49:37.5
15. Kathleen Wilson (51) 8:49:50.6
16. Kelly Gentry (28) 8:55:11.1
17. Matthew Hills (44) 8:55:21.2
18. Scott Blietz (44) 8:59:01.1
19. Roger Finch (57) 9:08:39.6
20. Brad Lundblad (46) 9:08:54.3
21. Becky Jackman-Beeler (51) 9:17:20.9
22. Dan Simonelli (49) 9:19:47.0
23. Mark Sheridan (41) 9:30:40.9
24. Stephen Key (47) 9:38:23.8
25. Ann Von Spiegelfeld (53) 9:50:04.1
26. Janet Harris (49) 9:53:57.7
27. Colleen Blair (37) 10:16:13.7
28. Elizabeth 'Double Down' Fry (56) 15:47:03.0
DNF Craig Coombs (55)
DNF Erica Flickinger (36)
DNF Mo Siegel (63)
DNF Paula Yankauskas (60)
DNF Steven Minaglia (55)
DNF Suzie / Walter Dods [relay]
DNF Tanya Maclean (39)
Day One results from Saguaro Lake are here. Day Two results from Canyon Lake are here.
DNF Tiffany Mcqueen (42)
DNF Phyllis Ho (53)
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2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac
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