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Monday, April 30, 2018

Megan Dodge 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.

Megan Dodge is the Global Swim Series champion in the female wetsuit division.

Dylan Kent said, "This was a category that was close all season and ultimately came down to the final weekend. It was a neck-and-neck competition all season long between the teenager Lauren Archer of Ireland and Megan Dodge from Canada. Both benefited from a variety of local races, but also traveled to gain extra points as well.

Archer made a late season trip to Greece where she grabbed a lead that held until the very last weekend of the season when Dodge completed the Riviera Nayarit Open Water Swim in Mexico to earn an extra 88 points which launched her to the title of female wetsuit global champion. Jenny Stark of New Zealand had an impressive season and was rewarded with third place finish with 904 points

2017-2017 Global Swim Series Female Wetsuit Division Top 10 Rankings:
1. Megan Dodge (Canada, 50-59 age group, 14 races) 1272.37
2. Lauren Archer (Ireland, 19&U age group, 13 races) 1197.40
3. Jenny Stark (New Zealand, 60-69 age group, 11 races) 904.60
4. Julie Bedggood (New Zealand, 50-59 age group, 10 races) 803.12
5. Laura Tippett (New Zealand, 20-29 age group, 8 races) 734.95
6. Rachel Hare (New Zealand, 20-29 age group, 7 races) 685.35
7. Alice Adams (New Zealand, 20-29 age group, 7 races) 669.83
8. Jessica Hughson (New Zealand, 20-29 age group, 7 races) 654.16
9. Kirsty Craig (New Zealand, 40-49 age group, 7 races) 631.89
10. Nicola Jackman (New Zealand, 30-39 age group, 7 races) 628.28

Female Wetsuit Age Group Champions
19&U Lauren Archer of Ireland, 13 races
20-29 Laura Tippett of New Zealand, 8 races
30-39 Nicola Jackman of New Zealand, 7 races
40-49 Kirsty Craig of New Zealand, 7 races
50-59 Megan Dodge of Canada, 14 races
60-69 Jenny Stark of New Zealand, 11 races
70-79 Lyn Milligan 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), Francie Maclinden (male wetsuit division), and Ciara Doran (female non-wetsuit division).

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