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Thursday, April 4, 2019

SCAR Swim Challenge, A Kent Nicholas Dream Realized

Courtesy of S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, Arizona.

The 2019 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, one of the world's most unique and unlikely marathon swim series, will start on April 24th in the desert of the state of Arizona.

45 swimmers will take to the 4-day, 4-stage 66.9 km lake stage swim that was first envisioned by Kent Nicholas who was training for his own Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 2012 [shown on left with Roger Finch].

The first 15.2 km leg will be held on April 24th in Saguaro Lake. Day 2 is the 14.4 km stage in Canyon Lake followed by the 27.3 km stage in Apache Lake on Day 3 and the 10 km stage in Roosevelt Lake on Day 4.

The competitors include:

1. Abigail Fairman, New York, 42 years
2. Andrew K Wells, United Kingdom, 39 years
3. Bambi Bowman Burgess, Florida, 45 years
4. Barbara Lastelic, California, 52 years
5. Cassandra Oliver, South Carolina, 30 years
6. Cathy Harrington, California, 62 years
7. Dave Loeffler, Arizona, 54 years
8. Debbie Collingwood, Canada, 48 years
9. Everett Britton, Arizona, 55 years
10. Greg O'Connor, Massachusetts, 50 years
11. Jack Zedlitz, Oklahoma, 44 years
12. James Cherry, California, 62 years
14. Jeffrey Breen, Virginia, 51 years
15. Jennifer Dutton, Massachusetts, 51 years
16. Jessica Kieras, Oregon, 38 years
17. John Batchelder, Colorado, 38 years
18. Karl Pettijohn, California, 56 years
19. Kathleen Pelczynski, North Carolina, 33 years
20. Katie Blessington, Arizona, 17 years
21. Kirk McKinney, California, 52 years
22. Kurt Adkins, Arizona, 31 years
23. Lauren Langford, Alaska, 30 years
24. Margot McKirdy, Oregon, 33 years
25. Mark Spratt, Indiana, 63 years
26. Mary Knott, Massachusetts, 42 years
27. Mary Stella, Pennsylvania, 42 years
28. Matthew Van De Schootbrugge, United Kingdom, 29 years
29. Maureen Conley, Missouri, 35 years
30. Melody Pinkerton, Arizona, 54 years
31. Michelle Squyer, California, 51 years
32. Milko Van Gool, Netherlands, 53 years
33. Natalia Chuich, Russia, 52 years
34. Peter Hayden, California, 61 years
35. Rebecca Hollingsworth, New Zealand, 30 years
36. Robin Rose, California, 58 years
37. Susie Paul, Arizona, 46 years
38. Todd Erickson, Texas, 64 years
39. Audrey Viers, California, 35 years
40. Emmalee Swank, Arizona, 13 years
41. Joe Zemaitis, Arizona, 39 years
42. Ricardo Ibarra, Mexico, 53 years
43. Stephanie N. Mindlin, Arizona, 40 years
44. Timothy Murphy, Arizona, 49 years
45. Kristin Jones, Arizona, 29 years

To follow the race series, visit here.

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