Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

We’re gearing up for the 7th Kingdom Swim on July 25th,” said Kingdom Games founder Phil White.

And it is going to be a blistering fast race between 2 world-class swimmers.

Eva Fabian of New Hampshire and defending champion Eric Nilsson are both entered in the World Open Water Swimming Association’s 10-mile World Championships.

This year’s swim is drawing 160+ swimmers plus kayakers, family members, and friends from 22 different U.S. states, Canadian provinces, Saudi Arabia, and Scotland. We host the New England Masters Open Water 1-mile, 3-mile and 6-mile Championships and the WOWSA 10-mile World Champs.”

It will be a fascinating competition between a young women with world-class speed and credentials – 21-year-old Fabian at the top of her game just winning the Pan American Games 10 km marathon swim – and 28-year-old Nilsson, one of the top masters swimmers in the world who set the 10-mile course record in 2013 (3 hours 38 minutes). While 10 miles may be at the top end of Nilsson’s spectrum, 10 miles is a distance that Fabian has raced over and over again. With her father and coach, Jack Fabian, at her side on a kayak, it may turn out to be a tight race from start to finish.

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