DNOWS Header

Image Map

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Swim Around Lido Key Kicks Off Championship Season

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Swim Around Lido Key 2017 in Sarasota, Florida kicks off the 2017 United States Masters Swimming national open water swimming championship season.

Race founder and director David Miner explains the sold-out race in its third year, "The race is a U.S. Masters Swimming National Championship race with 140 solo swimmers coming from 27 different states. The competition will be stiff.

We also have 25 relay teams competing for bragging rights. We have both 2-person relays and three-person relays where the swimmers are paddling for each other in kayaks when they are not swimming themselves

With so many athletes competing in the 7-mile race, Miner needs help. "Six more kayakers are needed for Swim Around Lido Key on April 22nd.

If you have kayaking experience, we will assign you to a swimmer and give you a US$60 gift card, a race t-shirt, a race mug, a goodie bag, and a free meal. Register here

Last year, the weather conditions led the 2016 race to be cancelled, but the reviews from the inaugural 2015 race were outstanding.

2015 Top 10 Male Swimmers:
1 Ricardo Valdivia 2:27:47 (age 50)
2 Fitzhugh Rawls 2:29:37 (16)
3 Ramses Rodriguez 2:37:01 (43)
4 Serbo Simeoni 2:44:00 (49)
5 David Brancamp 2:44:24 (53)
6 Thomas Schwartz 2:48:49 (55)
7 Mike Waid 2:51:49 (49)
8 Ryan Ballance 2:56:57 (50)
9 Diego Darquea 2:59:17 (42)
10 John Fox 3:01:31 (46)

2015 Top 10 Female Swimmers:
1 Heather Roka 2:50:23 (29)
2 Lisa Broadfield 2:53:46 (36)
3 Larissa Carmichael 2:54:08 (48)
4 Julie Babin 2:57:10 (32)
5 Sarah Kwon 2:58:41 (25)
6 Rachel Bowman 3:01:42 (49)
7 Jen Baker 3:03:14 (38)
8 Ann von Spiegelfeld 3:08:11 (53)
9 Carlene Messinger 3:08:40 (47)
10 Lynn Ascione 3:08:59 (47)

For more information, visit www.swimwithoutlimits.com.

Copyright © 2008-2017 by World Open Water Swimming Association

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

World Open Water Swimming Association

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA

WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB


Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine

Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...

The Other Shore

The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac

An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:

The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.


Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program