Courtesy of Robert Noble of the McCallie School, Tennessee River Gorge.

Together with the Bridges to Bluffs 10 km swim and the 5-mile Swim Hobbs Island event, the 10-mile Swim The Suck is the final event in the the Triple Crown of the Tennessee.

Dr. Karah Nazor announced the participants in the race down the Tennessee River Gorge on October 13th, “We will be welcoming swimmers from 32 states and Canada to the hills of Tennessee to swim in our beautiful river gorge.”

Among the swimmers, Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist looks to be one of the favorites, judging from her dominant victory at the recent 57.9 km END-WET swim down the Red River in North Dakota and Minnesota.

2018 Swim The Suck Start List:
1. Adam Maxwell (49) from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2. Stephanie Adcock (52) from Kingston Springs, Tennessee
3. Fred Arnold (57) from Cary, North Carolina
4. Bethamy Aronow (53) from New Canaan, Connecticut
5. Kate Arrizza (38) from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
6. Michael Badino (42) from Signal Mountain, Tennessee
7. Robin Batchelor (60) from Waynesville, North Carolina
8. Randall Beets (34) from Morganton, North Carolina
9. Sharon Bielski (52) from Western Springs, Illinois
10. Catherine Bode (36) from Brooklyn, New York
11. Teresa Carson (63) from Athens, Georgia
12. Gayla Chalmers (53) from Athens, Georgia
13. Lisa Chuinard (47) from Tucson, Arizona
14. Brendan Cleary (39) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
15. Phil Colclough (47) from Maryville, Tennessee
16. Bernard Conway (62) from Mokena, Illinois
17. James Carl D’Amour (57) from Ann Arbor, Michigan
18. Jeanne DeBonis (53) from Brecksville, Ohio
19. Avery Dickins de Giron (50) from Nashville, Tennessee
20. Pat Eddy (61) from Acworth, Georgia
21. Sara Edwards (41) from East Point, Georgia
22. Mina Elnaccash (42) from Somerville, Massachusetts
23. Heather Fairbanks (49) from Midlothian, Virginia
24. Stephen Feren (47) from Marietta, Georgia
25. Lauren Fitzgerald (42) from Springfield, Virginia
26. Byron Ford (31) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
27. Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (35) from Bloomington, Minnesota
28. Tamie Gangloff (43) from Malvern, Pennsylvania
29. Christopher Graefe (44) from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
30. Chris Greene (56) from Suwanee, Georgia
31. Steven Gruenwald (57) from Faribault, Minnesota
32. Ali Hall (57) from San Francisco, California
33. Patty Hermann (59) from Houston, Texas
34. Bryan Hill (29) from West Des Moines, Iowa
35. Nichole Holze (33) from Texarkana, Arizona
36. Kimberly Humphries (34) from Red Bank, Tennessee
37. Joe Hutto (66) from Alpharetta, Georgia
38. Jordan Iverson (25) from Anchorage, Alaska
39. Suzy Jajewski (43) from Vancouver, Washington
40. Michael Johmann (56) from Louisville, Kentucky
41. David Kaizer (42) from Potomac, Maryland
42. David Kalb (53) from Yardley, Pennsylvania
43. Shannon Keegan (44) from Talent, Oregon
44. Brian Kelly (49) from Leonardtown, Pennsylvania
45. Kari Kennedy 50) from Memphis, Tennessee
46. Stephen Key (51) from Dallas, Texas
47. Susan Kirk (58) from Califon, New Jersey
48. Sarah Klahn (56) from Denver, Colorado
49. Daniela Klaz (27) from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
50. Michael Klonsky (56) from Lynnfield, Massachusetts
51. Alexandra Konet (35) from Columbus, Ohio
52. Catherine LaCrosse (51) from Indianapolis, Indiana
53. Todd Lantry (42) from Ashland, Oregon
54. Joseph Lassen (39) from Nashville, Tennessee
55. Kristen Laughlin (35) from Atlanta, Georgia
56. Mary Lay (31) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
57. Tom Linthicum (60) from Diamond Springs, California
58. Annie Loveless (34) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
59. Kimberly Lytle (60) from Kissimmee, Florida
60. Andrew Magazine (28) from Juno Beach, Florida
61. JÃrg Maser (55) from Oak Park, Illinois
62. Angie Matheny (42) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
63. Janice Mattson (66) from Pasadena, Maryland
64. Julie May (51) from Louisville, Kentucky
65. Jack McAfee (34) from Knoxville, Tennessee
66. Michele Merritt (38) from Jonesboro, Arkansas
67. Erica Mertz (34) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
68. Michael Miller (52) from Minneapolis, Minnesota
69. Paula Miller (46) from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
70. Steven Minaglia (45) from Kaneohe, Hawaii
71. Alex Nash (32) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
72. Blaik Ogle (39) from Knoxville, Tennessee
73. Cassandra Oliver (29) from Greenville, South Carolina
74. Darren Osborne (51) from Oakville, Ontario, Canada
75.Carl Pearl (43) from Savannah, Georgia
76. Kathleen Pelczynski (33) from Raleigh, North Carolina
77. Jamie Phillips (33) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
78. Heidi Potratz (32) from Marietta, Georgia
79. Victoria Rian (52) from Indianapolis, Indiana
80. Shannon Richmond (34) from Knoxville, Tennessee
81. Gabriella Rishel (48) from Longmont, Colorado
82. Addie Roberts (25) from Franklin, Ohio
83. Dan Rodenbach (53) from Indianapolis, Indiana
84. Aileen Roder (47) from Washington, DC
85. Stephen Rouch (38) from Indianapolis, Indiana
86. Rebecca Sato (49) from Austin, Texas
87. Meredith Schmitt (28) from Louisville, Kentucky
88. Ross Simmons (55) from San Diego, California
89. Donna Smailis (30) from Nashville, Tennessee
90. Timothy Smith (51) from Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
91. Elisabeth Sorenson (24) from Stony Brook, New York
92. Mark Spratt (63) from Indianapolis, Indiana
93. Mary Stabinsky (41) from Plains, Pennsylvania
94. Mitch Taylor (66) from Sandia Park, New Mexico
95. Valerie Teany (45) from Atlanta, Georgia
96. Taylor Thorson (48) from Yorktown, Virginia
96. Libba Vaughan (47) from Mountain Brk, Alabama
97. Melea Wade (39) from Ringgold, Georgia
98. Lynda Webber (59) from Chattanooga, Tennessee
99. Laurie Wei (24) from Potomac, Maryland
100. Steven White (61) from Woolford, Maryland
101. Dailey William (56) from League City, Texas
102. Rob Wilson (54) from Potomac, Maryland
103. Anne Wiper (55) from Boulder, Colorado
104. Jessica Wood (33) from Huntsville, Alabama
105. Paula Yankauskas (64) from Hyde Park Vermont
106. David Zak (48) from Tiffin, Ohio

For more information on the Swim The Suck, visit here. For information on the Swim Hobbs Island, visit here. For information on the Bridges to Bluffs, visit here.

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