Courtesy of WOWSA, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.

The 2018 United States Winter Swimming National Championships occurred this past weekend in the 36.5°F (2.5°C) waters of Coney Island in New York. Swimmers came from all over the United States as well as from Poland, Belgium and Russia.

The event was kicked off with a victory by Daina Bouquin in the 200m freestyle that was followed up with a win by Spaniard Diego López who won both the 100m and 200m freestyle [shown above].

López said, “These races were in preparation for my expedition to swim the Ice Kilometer in Antarctica this November. I will also need to do a qualifying swim of 1 km in water under 41°F (5°C)which I plan to do in Boston sometime in March or April.”

The ubiquitous ice swimming pair of Jaimie Monahan and Elaine Howley barely got to dry off during the competition as they competed in the 200m freestyle, 25m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 100m freestyle, 25m freestyle, and 25m butterfly races.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Almond won three races in the 25m and 50m breaststroke and the 100m freestyle while Jeremy Whelchel sprinted to dual victories in the 25m butterfly and 50m freestyle.

200m Women’s Freestyle Results:
1. Daina Bouquin 2:41.81
2. Heather Caputo 2:53.34
3. Jaimie Monahan 3:07.41
4. Elaine Howley 3:13.66
5. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft 3:14.59
6. Mary Stabinsky 3:39.34
7. Mindy Bowens 4:30.00

200m Men’s Freestyle Results:
1. Diego López 2:24.70
2. Ed Gabriels 2:51.27
3. Jeremy Grosvenor 2:53.59
4. Spencer Schneider 2:53.60
5. James Schall 3:34.86
6. Silverio Bracaglia 4:03.00
7. Marc Hennau 4:06.13
8. Josh Kalin 4:07.08
9. Elliot Reed 4:22.00

25m Women’s Breaststroke Results:
1. Elizabeth Almond 22.28
2. Jaimie Monahan 22.96
3. Pauline Hennau 25.16
4. Elaine Howley 26.78
5. Susan Kirk 28.00
6. Sarah Clark 28.19
7. Olga Lozar 28.94
8. Mindy Bowens 32.04
9. Natalia Dawidowska 32.44
10. Mary Stabinsky 33.35
11. Mary Staples 34.50

25m Men’s Breaststroke Results:
1. James Schall 21.50
2. Leszek Kakol 21.96
3. Edward Riley 22.53
4. Marc Hennau 22.69
5. Ed Gabriels 23.37
6. Pawel Jurczyk 23.78
7. Lech Bednarek 23.95
8. Dawid Tryba 24.74
9. Edward Witas 24.88
10. Andrzej Puchalski 26.13
11. Naum Barash 26.19
12. Wojciech Grabowski 26.22
13. Elliot Reed 27.22
14. Leszek Makurat 28.15
15. Tomasz Pozniak 28.16
16. Seth Bornstein 49.75

50m Women’s Freestyle Results:
1. Meaghan Kwarcinski 34.77
2. Daina Bouquin 37.96
3. Jaimie Monahan 39.50
4. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft 41.78
5. Elaine Howley 46.29
6. Sarah Clark 46.85
7. Mary Stabinsky 49.03
8. Susan Kirk 49.05
9. Mary Staples 55.90
10. Mindy Bowens 1:08.13

50m Men’s Freestyle Results:
1. Jeremy Whelchel 35.25
2. Jason Eiben 36.16
3. Ed Gabriels 38.13
4. Edward Riley 39.96
5. Andrzej Puchalski 47.50
6. James Schall 49.56
7. Eben Novy-Williams 50.00
8. Elliot Reed 51.08
9. Silverio Bracaglia 56.10
10. Josh Kalin 57.62
11. Leszek Kakol 58.62
12. Paul Martin 58.72
13. Naum Barash 1:01.25

50m Women’s Breaststroke Results:
1. Elizabeth Almond 51.41
2. Jaimie Monahan 52.86
3. Elaine Howley 1:02.08
4. Susan Kirk 1:03.24
5. Pauline Hennau 1:04.85
6. Mary Staples 1:10.12
7. Olga Lozar 1:10.88
8. Mary Stabinsky 1:14.75
9. Cathy Clarke 1:27.22

50m Men’s Breaststroke Results:
1. John Russell 46.91
2. James Schall 52.42
3. Marc Hennau 54.41
4. Andrzej Puchalski 55.32
5. Ed Gabriels 1:00.72
6. Dawid Tryba 1:01.21
7. Naum Barash 1:01.59
8. Edward Witas 1:03.16
9. Elliot Reed 1:07.16
10. Lech Bednarek 1:12.12
11. Wojciech Grabowski 1:13.91

100m Women’s Freestyle Results:
1. Elizabeth Almond 1:23.85
2. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft 1:26.25
3. Elaine Howley 1:38.11

100m Men’s Freestyle Results:
1. Diego López 1:09.18
2. Ed Gabriels 1:18.28
3. Marc Hennau 1:51.47
4. Paul Martin 2:11.75
5. Elliot Reed 2:23.90

25m Women’s Freestyle Results:
1. Jaimie Monahan 7.65
2. Lelané Rossouw-Bancroft 18.70
3. Elaine Howley 21.00
4. Sarah Clark 21.26
5. Daina Bouquin 23.02
6. Mary Stabinsky 23.71
7. Mary Staples 25.63
8. Olivia Bradley 26.89
9. Susan Kirk 31.72

25m Men’s Freestyle Results:
1. Edward Riley 15.54
2. Talbott Crowell 18.52
3. Aleksandr Prosekin 18.66
4. Alejandro Zulberti 18.74
5. Ed Gabriels 18.91
6. Naum Barash 22.03
7. Andrzej Puchalski 23.58
8. Paul Martin 23.68
9. Thomas McGann 32.66

25m Women’s Butterfly Results
1. Jaimie Monahan 17.41
2. Daina Bouquin 17.41
3. Elaine Howley 23.62

25m Men’s Butterfly Results
1. Jeremy Whelchel 15.25
2. Ed Gabriels 20.94
3. James Schall 24.50
4. Silverio Bracaglia 27.97
5. Barnabas Zeng 55.68

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