Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Days 1 and 2 at the 2018 S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge are in the books.

The 9-mile (14.4 km) course across Canyon Lake proved more difficult on Day 2 than was the 9.5-mile (15.2 km) course across Saguaro Lake on Day 1.

But 59-year-old Stefan Reinke from Honolulu hung tough and maintained his first-day lead. Reinke’s cumulative time of 6 hours 38 minutes is only 1 minute 50 seconds ahead of second place Jamie Ann Phillips of Tennessee who won Day 2 [and is shown above in the Swim the Suck race].

Race director Kent Nicholas summed up the conditions on Day 2, “It was a bit chilly at the start due to a release of water which may have helped with a little push. Overall, [it was] a great swim with past champions Gracie van der Byl and Matthew Schubert supporting fellow swimmers.”

But with the 17-mile (27.3 km) Apache Lake swim coming up tomorrow, it is still anyone’s race to win with Arizona swimmer Kurt Adkins on 4 minutes behind and International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Mányoki Attila lurking behind by 20 minutes.

Mányoki knows that winning SCAR is a four-day journey that includes swimming through variable conditions while facing difficult recoveries between swims. “Yesterday was the first stage in Saguaro. It was so hot…the water was warmer than I expected.

On the first day, I was more curious about who will be competitive over the next few days. My kayak escort was right next to me, trying to take me on the best line.”

Mányoki finished sixth on Day 1, but he has high expectations for the colder swims and knows the importance of recovery. “Recovery is a very important factor. On Friday, Apache will be 30 km. I’m about to do that [tomorrow]. Right now, I’m having fun and waiting for the next swim.”

Day 2 in Canyon Lake proves how marathon swimming can expose disappointment, discovery and daring among its enthusiasts,” observed Steven Munatones. “Disappointment in experiencing a DNF. Discovery in how deeply swimmers can reach into their untapped reservoir of willpower and mental strength; and daring in pushing themselves further and further than ever before.”

Day 1 + Day 2 Cumulative Results in Saguaro Lake + Canyon Lake:

1. Stefan Reinke (59) 6:38:27.3

2. Jamie Ann Phillips (32) 6:40:17.5
3. Kurt Adkins (30) 6:43:10.0
4. Mányoki Attila (44) 6:59:21.1
5. Serbo Simeoni (52) 6:59:49.9
6. Liz Uribe (30) 6:59:55.9
7. Eliza Cummings (23) 7:07:43.6
8. Mark Spratt (62) 7:07:44.7
9. Mark Smitherman (60) 7:11:17.0
10. Kyle Poland (38) 7:14:09.5
11. Joseph Zemaitis (38) 7:17:54.9
12. Allison Ware (37) 7:23:49.2
13. Edward Riley (59) 7:46:05.7
14. Julie Newton (35) 7:55:12.9
15. Maureen Montgomery (57) 8:03:31.3

16. Wendy Van De Sompele (52) 8:08:17.8

17. Melinda Menzer (49) 8:10:31.5
18. Janet Harris (52) 8:10:52.5
19. Peter Hayden (60) 8:19:45.4
20. Michael Pollanen (49) 8:20:58.5
21. Jamie Tout (64) 8:23:54.1
22. Amy Gubser (49) 8:25:23.5
23. Ian Tarrant (49) 8:26:48.4

24. Amy Frick (51) 8:40:14.1
25. Steve Gruenwald (56) 8:51:50.8

26. Courtney Paulk (48) 8:54:54.2
27. Arleen González Perez (36) 8:59:12.7

28. Patrick McDermot (53) 9:06:50.7
29. Colleen Blair (40) 9:08:57.1
30. Sue-Ellen Booher (65) 9:25:53.9
31. Robin Rose (57) 9:40:23.8
32. Gerald George (59) 9:48:28.0
33. Paula Yankauskas (63) 10:17:32.8

34. Luise Rasche (50) 10:52:24.7
35. Yasmin (Mina) Elnaccash (41) 11:22:22.9

36. Stephanie Hopson (41) 11:28:58.8
37. Tiffany McQueen (45) 11:29:17.9
DNF Canyon Lake Thomas Schwartz – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Steven Minaglia (45) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake James Cherry (61) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Lauren Grous (34) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Devon Clifford (28) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Stephen Key (50) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Matthew Schubert (33) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Peter Lofquist (56) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Audrey Viers (34) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Pat Marzulli (69) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Karl Pettijohn (55) – completed Saguaro Lake
DNF Canyon Lake Anel Sytdykova – completed Saguaro Lake
Cathy Harrington (60) – 5:56:17.0 across Canyon Lake

Day 2 Canyon Lake Results:
1. Jamie Ann Phillips 3:14:36.9
2. Stefan Reinke 3:15:50.9
3. Kurt Adkins 3:19:17.6
4. Liz Uribe 3:27:05.9
5. Eliza Cummings 3:30:16.9
6. Attila Manyoki 3:32:12.0
7. Mark Spratt 3:34:08.3
8. Serbo Simeoni 3:36:53.0
9. Joseph Zemaitis 3:40:09.1
10. Kyle Poland 3:41:08.6
11. Mark Smitherman 3:44:43.2
12. Allison Ware 3:44:58.3
13. Edward Riley 3:50:59.2
14. Julie Newton 3:54:56.6
15. Maureen Montgomery 4:03:02.8
16. Janet Harris 4:03:09.8
17. Melinda Menzer 4:03:33.6
18. Wendy Van De Sompele 4:07:23.6
19. Amy Gubser 4:10:39.6
20. Ian Tarrant 4:12:41.4
21. Peter Hayden 4:14:39.1
22. Michael Pollanen 4:14:56.0
23. Amy Frick 4:18:49.4
24. Jamie Tout 4:19:33.3
25. Arleen Gonzalez 4:25:55.5
26. Steve Gruenwald 4:28:22.2
27. Courtney Paulk 4:29:42.2
28. Colleen Blair 4:33:21.8
29. Patrick McDermot 4:37:20.4
30. Sue-Ellen Booher 4:49:21.2
31. Robin Rose 4:54:08.7
32. Gerald George 4:59:26.0
33. Paula Yankauskas 5:14:52.1
34. Luise Rasche 5:39:47.1
35. Tiffany McQueen 5:47:59.4
36. Yasmin (Mina) Elnaccash 5:50:47.3
37. Cathy Harrington 5:56:17.0
38. Stephanie Hopson 5:59:47.1
DNF Anel Sytdykova
DNF Devon Clifford
DNF James Cherry
DNF Karl Pettijohn
DNF Lauren Grous
DNF Pat Marzulli
DNF Peter Lofquist
DNF Stephen Key
DNF Steven Minaglia
DNF Thomas Schwartz

The results from Day 1 in Saguaro Lake are here (Stefan Reinke Outduels Serbo Simeoni On SCAR Day 1).

The results from Day 3 across Apache Lake are here (Jamie Ann Phillips Forges Into The Lead In Apache Lake).

The overall results and results from Day 4 in Roosevelt Lake are here. (Night Falls, So Do Records. Jamie Ann Phillips Leads Way).

For more information, visit www.scarswim.com.

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