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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Enjoying S.C.A.R. More From A Kayak

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Brad Lundblad knows a good thing when he sees it.

So when the 48-year-old lifelong swimmer learned about the S.C.A.R. Challenge in his adopted home state of Arizona, he started training. Despite being afflicted by Lyme disease, he completed all 4 legs of the 2014 and 2015 S.C.A.R. Challenges.

In 2014, he completed the following legs:

*Saguaro Lake – completed 9 miles (14.4 km) in 4 hours 12 minutes
*Canyon Lake – completed 9.5 miles (15.2 km) in 4 hours 19 minutes
*Apache Lake – completed 17 miles (27.3 km) in 8 hours 25 minutes
*Roosevelt Lake – completed 6.2 miles (10 km) in 3 hours 50 minutes

In 2015, he repeated his achievement:

*Saguaro Lake – completed 9 miles (14.4 km) in 3 hours 53 minutes
*Canyon Lake – completed 9.5 miles (15.2 km) in 3 hours 53 minutes
*Apache Lake – completed 17 miles (27.3 km) in 9 hours 8 minutes
*Roosevelt Lake – completed 6.2 miles (10 km) in 4 hours 0 minutes

In 2016, he completed the first two legs and offer to serve as an escort kayaker for the last two legs:

*Saguaro Lake – completed 9 miles (14.4 km) in 3 hours 57 minutes
*Canyon Lake – completed 9.5 miles (15.2 km) in 4 hours 28 minutes
*Apache Lake – escort kayaker
*Roosevelt Lake – escort kayaker

"I chose to crew more of the event this year," he explains. "This allowed me to enjoy S.C.A.R. more and gain a deeper appreciation for how challenging it really is. I love being a part is S.C.A.R. whether through swimming or crewing. It's a fun time for me and I always make new friends who share the same love for open water swimming that I have. Kent [Nicholas] has created a unique event that will grow with popularity as the years go by.."

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