Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Day One at the 4-day stage swim, S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge, in Arizona was held across Saguaro, a 9.5-mile (15.2 km) course at 1529-feet (466m) elevation.

The growing wind gusts gradually made conditions tougher as the race went on.

Two young guns – Jacob Miyauchi and Cole Gindhart – led dozens of marathon and channel swimming veterans including International Marathon Swimming Hall of Famer Elizabeth Fry who decided that one-way 9.5-mile course was just not enough.

SCAR Saguaro Results:
1. Jacob Miyauchi (age 18) 3:15:36.4
2. Cole Gindhart (23) 3:17:13.7
3. Emily Evans (38) 3:17:57.7
4. Stefan Reinke (56) 3:19:48.2
5. Cheryl Reinke (50) 3:20:29.0
6. Anna Delozier (51) 3:26:06.9
7. Steven Minaglia (55) 3:33:48.7
8. Chris Greene (53) 3:34:18.7
9. Jason Overbaugh (40) 3:38:01.2
10. Susie Bender Paul (42) 3:38:30.2
11. Mark Spratt (59) 3:38:58.1
12. Graeme Schlachter (40) 3:43:24.6
13. Joe – John Zemaitis (35) 3:44:36.5
14. Becky Jackman-Beeler (51) 3:49:34.0
15. Kathleen Wilson (51) 3:50:07.2
16. Brad Lundblad (46) 3:53:09.8
17. Kelly Gentry (28) 3:53:27.0
18. Dan Simonelli (49) 3:54:51.7
19. Matthew Hills (44) 3:58:15.8
20. Ann Von Spiegelfeld (53) 3:59:11.8
21. Sharon Ottman (47) 3:59:58.2
22. Stephen Key (47) 4:00:23.5
23. Roger Finch (57) 4:03:01.7
24. Janet Harris (49) 4:05:07.5
25. Helen Conway (38) 4:05:39.3
26. Scott Blietz (44) 4:05:53.6
27. Mark Sheridan (41) 4:14:27.3
28. Tanya Maclean (39) 4:16:30.0
29. Patty Hermann (55) 4:19:49.1
30. Craig Coombs (55) 4:20:06.3
31. Shannon Cleary (40) 4:20:27.4
32. Molly Nance (49) 4:23:30.5
33. Jason “wetsuit” Cooley (35) 4:25:39.0
34. Peter Lofquist (53) 4:28:30.6
35. Colleen Blair (37) 4:31:11.5
36. Paula Yankauskas (60) 4:51:00.4
37. Mo Siegel (63) 4:51:43.1
38. Tiffany Mcqueen (42) 5:04:17.4
39. Suzie / Walter Dods [Relay] 5:40:20.6
40. Beau Bearden (46) 5:45:01.8
41. Paul Rekoff (56) 5:59:08.2
42. Elizabeth ‘Double Down’ Fryy (56) 7:32:38.5
DNF Erica Flickinger (36)

For more detailed information on S.C.A.R., visit Stephen Key‘s blog on the event here.

Day Two results from Canyon Lake are here. Day Three results from Apache Lake are here.

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