Stately, Splendid, Stunning Swim Starts Around Charleston

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Swim Around Charleston race director Kathleen Wilson announced 40 solo swimmers and 9 relays started the 19.3 km circumnavigation swim around one of America’s most beautiful and oldest cities. She explains, “It has been such a challenging year for everyone and it was important to give it everything to make the swim take place this year. It is heartening to see swimmers, many with limited training, choosing to come and support the swim and support the Charleston community.

The warm water, tide assisted swim is a perfect solution to those who wish to recoup something from a lost season. Let’s end the season on a good note and have a good swim around Charleston.

Race results and summary will be posted later today.

2019 Results:
1. Bob Tarr (41, Western Australia) 4:14:23
2. Leigh Rey (42, Kentucky) 4:28:55 – first female
3. Seth Baetzold (24, Iowa) 4:31:28
4. Andrei Titioura (43, Maryland) 4:36:50
5. Michael Dolence (46, Indiana) 4:38:13
6. Charlotte Brynn (53, Vermont) 4:42:41 – second female
7. Laura Goodwin (41, North Carolina) 4:49:16 – third female
8. Robert Barringer (54, Colorado) 4:53:20
9. Michael Zvolensky (45, Texas) 4:54:40
10. Robert Landriault (54, Canada) 4:58:00
11. Dennis Bass (57, South Carolina) 4:59:20
12. Karyn Scherer (45, Vermont) 4:59:36 – fourth female
13. Brian Jaskot (41, Virginia) 5:02:04
14. Riley Collins (26, Maryland) 5:03:13
15. Brenda Swearington (49, North Carolina) 5:04:41 – fifth female
16. Paul Valitutto (47, Florida) 5:06:02
17. Paula Croxson (39, New York) 5:10:11 – sixth female
18. Brandon Fox (34, West Virginia) 5:12:00
19. Deanna Doohaluk (43, Illinois) 5:13:01 – seventh female
20. Richard Kersh (61, Arizona) 5:13:55
21. Carol Wortman (52, Virginia) 5:15:08 – eighth female
22. Jennifer Feeley (49, New York) 5:15:47 – ninth female
23. Zane Sechrest (14, South Carolina) 5:17:19
24. Kari Andreasen (43, Pennsylvania) 5:19:04 – tenth female
25. Brian Thompson (52, Virginia) 5:20:20
26. Theresa Hess (38, Florida) 5:29:59 – eleventh female
27. Andrew Westbrook (54, New Hampshire) 5:35:00
28. Gayla Chalmers (54, Georgia) 5:48:00
29. Anne Cappel (55, Ohio) 6:04:54

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