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The World Open Water Swimming Association is pleased to present the 2016 WOWSA Award Nominees.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

It Was A Bear Of A Swim

Courtesy of Gordon Gridley, Bear Lake, Utah.

Fifteen soloists completed the annual 7-mile Bear Lake Monster Swim, across the width of Bear Lake despite some very rough conditions. "75 swimmers to date have successfully completed swimming the width of Bear Lake," says Gordon Gridley.

"Also, Triple Crown swimmer, Joelle Beard completed her fifth crossing to hold the title of swimming the most width crossings so far.

95-year-old Lynn Crookston joined us at our social the day prior to the race to share his experience of being the first person to swim the width back on August 19th 1946 [see below]."



2015 Results from the Bear Lake Monster Swim
1-mile Swim

1. Jay Tapp (55 years) 26:59.75
2. Josh Green (35) 27:17.00
3. Emma Brooks (15) 29:40.30
4. Jacob Gridley (17) 30:19.01
5. Chad Starks (41) 30:39.69
6. Matt Gerrish (29) 31:34.23
7. Julie Keyes (44) 32:29.20
8 Lindsay Millet (29) 32:46.27
9. Laurie Martin (50) 34:18.53
10. Joshua Petersen (39) 52:00.89
11. James Hubbard (64) 52:17.87

1-mile Swim - Assisted
1. Susan Jones (49) 42:52.15
2. Edna Gonzalez-Huff (40) 43:09.65

1/2-mile Swim
1. Candi Carter Olson (37) 29:42.93
2. Rachel Wagner (34) 39:19.69

7-mile Swim
1. Joseph Linford (38) 2:42:23.13
2. William Reeves (62) 2:46:10.80
3. Jason Coyle (39) 3:00:25.90
4. Cynthia Werhane (46) 3:07:53.79
5. Sophie Brooks (19) 3:12:37.92
6. Whitney Osborne (28)3:17:29.09
7. Britt Shunn-Mitchell (17) 3:27:31.76
8. Joelle Beard (27) 3:31:29.74

7-mile Swim - Assisted
1. John Butler (48) 2:42:52.00
2. Aaron Norton (38) 3:11:54.74
3. Jeremy Clark (29) 3:12:51.61
4. Bryan Sr Tagge (49) 3:42:21.77
5. Heather Rodriguez (45) 3:52:07.77
6. Preston McNair (26) 3:52:32.72
7. Jared Booth (42) 4:38:37.39

7-mile Relay
1. Icecreamaholics 2:48:59.34
2. Jugo Loco 2:50:50.17
3. Gators 3:15:21.46

7-mile Relay - Assisted
1. Fantastic Frehse 3:03:39.55
2. Coast Busters 3:11:46.86
3. Monster Trainers 5:15:26.52

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