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Monday, April 30, 2018

Colin Lindsay Is Global Swim Series Champion

Courtesy of Global Swim Series.

The Global Swim Series started on May 1st 2017 and officially wrapped up April 30th.

Series rankings are based the result of 88 races across 35 countries throughout the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Colin Lindsay, an architect from Ireland [shown above], is champion of the Global Swim Series male non-wetsuit division.

Dylan Kent recapped the year-long series competition, "This division was a tight one, right down to the wire, with swimmers racking up some serious travel miles and the title being decided in the final weekend. Colin took home the title of GSS Global Champion with a new record in this division of 1171.71 points.

He bested Michael Kenny of Canada who came second and Diego López of Spain who came third. López, who is in the midst of a global journey to complete a race on every continent over the course of a calendar year [Continents Seven], ran into some tough luck when, due to storm-like winds, the Port to Pub swim in Perth, Australia was called off midway through the race. This cost him some big points.

On the other hand, Colin impressively was able to put up his almost 1200 points without a single distance bonus point. He had a huge swim on the last weekend of the season at the Riviera Nayarit Aguas Abiertas where he racked up 92 points to secure the victory

Lindsay wrote on his Facebook page, "It has been a very long season from the Battle of Carlingford in May 2017 right through to last weekend in Mexico. [I was] pushed all the way by Michael Kenny who even topped the charts for a week or so in April and Diego López who would have won it if the winds in Australia had not blown.

Congratulations to my mate Francie McAlinden who won the Male Wetsuit Section and Ciara Doran Female Skins. Gutted that Lauren Archer was pipped in the last race of the year and the Irish did not get a Grand Slam, but well done Megan Dodge. Big thanks to the Armagh Pikekickers Tri Club and all the folk at Camlough Lake and Infinity Channel Swimming

2017-2017 Global Swim Series Male Non-Wetsuit Division Top 10 Rankings:
1. Colin Lindsay (Ireland, 40-49 age group, 14 races) 1171.71 14
2. Michael Kenny (Canada, 40-49 age group, 14 races) 1102.43 14
3. Diego López Dominguez (Spain, 30-39 age group, 9 races) 937.60
4. Peter Cosseboom (New Zealand, 50-59 age group, 9 races) 893.59
5. John McConnell (Ireland, 40-49 age group, 8 races) 666.92
6. Finn Rattrie (New Zealand, 19&U age group, 7 races) 569.68
7. Joshua Reid (Canada, 40-49 age group, 5 races) 477.90
8. Mike Cochrane (New Zealand, 30-39 age group, 5 races) 461.81
9. Jonathan Ridler (New Zealand, 20-29 age group, 5 races) 460.06
10. Dean Halliday (Northern Ireland, 50-59 age group, 5 races) 442.08

Male Non-Wetsuit Age Group Champions
19&U Finn Rattrie of New Zealand, 7 races
20-29 Jonathan Ridler of New Zealand, 5 races
30-39 Diego López Dominguez of Spain, 9 races
40-49 Colin Lindsay of Ireland, 14 races
50-59 Peter Cosseboom of New Zealand, 9 races
60-69 Frank Carroll of Ireland, 2 races
70-79 Roger Soulsby of New Zealand, 6 races

For complete rankings and the latest information on the Global Swim Series, visit here.

Other series champions include Francie Maclinden (male wetsuit division), Megan Dodge (female wetsuit division), and Ciara Doran (female non-wetsuit division).

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