Courtesy of Andrea Woodburn. Photos courtesy of Addy Chin-Ogilvie at the Pompano POWER Open Water Challenge, Florida.

Over 300 ocean swimmers took the the warm South Florida waters in the 5th Annual Pompano POWER Open Water Challenge on September 3rd.

“It was a perfect summer day for an open water race in South Florida with a slightly overcast sky and the Atlantic water was 82°F (27°C) and clear,” reporteda Andrea Woodburn.

“The swimmers ranged in age from 6 to 72 years old, competing in the 5 km pier-to-pier race, a 1-miler, and a 500-meter and 100-meter splash and dash. In addition, a 1 km paddle board race was also contested.

The Pompano Beach Piranhas Swim Team was led by coach and 1984 Olympian Jesse Vassallo.

5 km Top 25 Race Results:
1 Bernardo Abascal 1:12:53.51
2 Luis Villanueva 1:13:35.26
3 Mattheus Santos 1:14:28.96
4 Julian Enrique-Iturbe 1:16:03.90
5 Ricardo Valdivia 1:16:41.82
6 Ramses Rodriguez 1:18:08.98
7 Felipe Gomez 1:18:10.24
8 Matt Taddonio 1:18:32.85
9 Andres Lares 1:18:41.50
10 Diego Avellaneda 1:19:40.11
11 Raphael Santos 1:19:47.60
12 Tyler Zuyus 1:19:57.97
13 Nicolas Eymenier 1:20:58.85
14 Tori Shoemaker 1:23:36.38 [1st female]
15 Alex Marquez 1:26:14.83
16 Sloan Sizemore 1:26:22.72 [2nd female]
17 Ronnie Hache 1:27:57.67
18 Isabella Taylor 1:29:16.35 [3rd female]
19 Kelly Schulte 1:29:19.60
20 Barbara Bernal 1:29:57.47 [4th female]
21 Cristofer Gil 1:30:08.60
22 Kylian Cherrier 1:30:51.51
23 Angelo Martinez 1:31:02.57
24 Merle Liivand 1:31:29.00 [5th female]
25 Teresa Feliz 1:32:27.71 [6th female]

1-mile Top 3 Male and Female Race Results:
1 Nick Pacitti 23:25.77
2 Connor Jones 23:37.84
3 Daniel Lobaton-Vargas 24:16.48

1 Gaby Chambers 25:10.67
2 Adriana Gooding 25:19.19
3 Mallory Schleicher 25:23.00

500m Top 3 Male and Female Race Results:
1 Giovanni Linscheer 7:47.58
2 Gregory Nordheim 8:36.13
3 Steven Gary 8:46.00

1 Mallory Schleicher 7:51.44
2 Caroline Nordheim 8:41.62
3 Anabela Shearer 08:54.76

100m Top 3 Male and Female Race Results:
1 Adriano Brunetti 1:54.43
2 Caleb Caponera 2:03.44
3 Becket Menacho 2:08.18

1 Kenzie Degan 2:10.75
2 Elizabeth Landron 2:26.84
3 Shelby Evans 2:37.26

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