Courtesy of U.S. Masters Swimming.

The U.S. Masters Swimming Go The Distance (GTD) Program is a self-directed event intended to encourage adult swimmers to track their swimming distance in a pool or the open water.

There is no time limit for the distance milestones. Speed doesn’t count — just the cumulative distance that is on the honor system. Individuals track and report the distances they swim and input that information in their Fitness Log (FLOG).

The cumulative and daily average swim distances of the top swimmers who have swum 1,500 miles or more during one calendar year are below:

2017 Go The Distance Results:
1. Doug Allen (58) 2,957.96 total miles (8.1 miles or 13.04 daily km average)
2. John Kuzmkowski (63) 2,040.24 total miles (5.5 miles or 8.99 daily km average)
3. Chris C Greene (55) 1,753.51 total miles (4.8 miles or 7.73 daily km average)
4. Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (34) 1,611.89 total miles (4.4 miles or 7.10 daily km average)

2016 Go The Distance Results:
1. Doug Allen (57) 2,856.47 total miles (7.82 miles or 12.59 daily km average)
2. John Kuzmkowski (62) 2,075.16 total miles (5.68 miles or 9.14 daily km average)
3. Chris C Greene (54) 1,750.00 total miles (4.79 miles or 7.71 daily km average)

2015 Go The Distance Results:
1. Doug Allen (56) 2,700.42 total miles (7.39 miles or 11.90 daily km average)
2. John Kuzmkowski (61) 2,000.12 total miles (5.47 miles or 8.81 daily km average)
3. Chris C Greene (53) 1,739.92 total miles (4.76 miles or 7.67 daily km average)

2014 Go The Distance Results:
1. Doug Allen (55) 2,446.27 total miles (6.70 miles or 10.78 daily km average)
2. John Kuzmkowski (60) 2,100.39 total miles (5.75 miles or 9.26 daily km average)
3. Chris C Greene (52) 1,725.89 total miles (4.72 miles or 7.60 daily km average)
4. Pat Eddy (58) 1,700.08 total miles (4.65 miles or 7.49 daily km average)
5. Timothy J Martin (49) 1,529.05 total miles (4.18 miles or 6.74 daily km average)
6. Eric Mulkey (59) 1,517.61 total miles (4.15 miles or 6.69 daily km average)

2013 Go The Distance Results:
1. John Kuzmkowski (59) 2,215.63 total miles (6.07 miles or 9.76 daily km average)
2. Timothy J Martin (48) 1,700.06 total miles (4.65 miles or 7.49 daily km average)
3. Lexie Kelly (27) 1,656.22 total miles (4.53 miles or 7.30 daily km average)

2012 Go The Distance Results:
1. Timothy J Martin (47) 2,039.15 total miles (5.58 miles or 8.99 daily km average)
2. John Kuzmkowski (58) 1,700.28 total miles (4.65 miles or 7.49 daily km average)
3. Don Tatzin (60) 1,524.33 total miles (4.17 miles or 6.72 daily km average)
4. Robert E Young (55) 1,503.11 total miles (4.11 miles or 6.62 daily km average)

2011 Go The Distance Results:
1. Don Tatzin (59) 1,731.15 total miles (4.74 miles or 7.63 daily km average)
2. Carl D Olson (58) 1,516.59 total miles (4.15 miles or 6.68 daily km average)

2010 Go The Distance Results:
1. Don Tatzin (58) 1,789.18 total miles (4.90 miles or 7.88 daily km average)

2009 Go The Distance Results:
1. Don Tatzin (57) 1,543.21 total miles (4.22 miles or 6.80 daily km average)
2. Ray Cottom (60-64 age group) 1,505.22 total miles (4.12 miles or 6.63 daily km average)

2008 Go The Distance Results:
1. Carrie Kostopulos-Doebler (35-39 age group) 2,000.32 total miles (5.48 miles or 8.81 daily km average)
2. Ray Cottom (60-64 age group) 1,564.05 total miles (4.28 miles or 6.89 daily km average)

2007 Go The Distance Results:
1. Carrie Kostopulos 1,803.56 total miles (4.94 miles or 7.95 daily km average)

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