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Monday, April 30, 2018

Francie McAlinden Is Global Swim Series Champion

Courtesy of Global Swim Series.

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

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

Francie McAlinden is Global Swim Series champion in the male wetsuit division [shown on left].

Dylan Kent reported, "This category was a tight 3-man race for much of the year. In the latter part of the season, the New Zealanders played catch up and quickly rose up the ranks, but in the end couldn’t quite catch up to the three Irishmen who held on to the podium.

Francie took the Global Champion title after taking a strategic trip to Greece along with Stephen Archer who finished third. The pair had 1217.20 and 1108.75 points respectively. Sandwiched in between the two, Peter Wilson had an impressive year and ended up second with 1144.68 points.

To show how competitive this category has gotten, the top 11 swimmers in the division all beat the overall points record set last year by Paul Magill

2017-2017 Global Swim Series Male Wetsuit Division Top 10 Rankings:
1. Francie Mcalinden (Northern Ireland, 50-59 age group, 13 races) 1217.20
2. Peter Wilson (Ireland, 40-49 age group, 13 races) 1144.68
3. Stephen Archer (Ireland, 50-59 age group, 13 races) 1108.75
4. Stephen Moore (New Zealand, 50-59 age group, 10 races) 971.95
5. Tim Lynch (New Zealand, 50-59 age group, 11 races) 936.49
6. John Cloonan (Ireland, 40-49 age group, 10 races) 927.38
7. Colin Coombs (Canada, 20-29 age group, 9 races) 889.44
8. Matthew Phillips (New Zealand, 20-29 age group, 8 races) 803.04
9. Dave English (New Zealand, 50-59 age group, 8 races) 786.37
10. Terry Mitchell (New Zealand, 40-49 age group, 9 races) 775.60

Male Wetsuit Age Group Champions
19&U Robson Wallace of New Zealand, 6 races
20-29 Colin Coombs of Canada, 9 races
30-39 Carl O'Donnell of New Zealand, 7 races
40-49 Peter Wilson of Ireland, 13 races
50-59 Francie McAlinden of Ireland, 13 races
60-69 Lyall Fieldes of New Zealand, 8 races
70-79 Ian Gunthrop of New Zealand, 4 races
80&O John Marshall of New Zealand, 7 races

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

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

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