April 26, 2015

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Swim Results

Night Train Swimmers attempt unprecedented round-trip Farallon Island Relay, abort due to conditions after a successful one-way in 14 hours, 10 minutes.

See GPS tracking, weather conditions, and other data at MSF SwimTrack.

Photo courtesy of Kate Webber

Tampa Bay Marathon Swim - April 25

  1. Emma Schaefer, 26F, West Bloomfield, MI, USA - 10:32 
  2. Serbo Simeoni, 49M, Safety Harbor, FL, USA - 11:10 
  3. Katie Scott, 24F, Haymarket, VA, USA - 11:19 
  4. Katrin Walter, 37F, Buttikon, Switzerland - 11:53 
  5. Maureen Montgomery, 54F, Clearwater, FL, USA - 11:55 
  6. Neil Leyland, 41M, St. Charles, MO, USA - 11:58 
  7. Steve Gruenwald, 53M, Faribault, MN, USA - 12:53 
  8. Katie Benoit, 36F, Colorado Springs, CO, USA - 12:02 
  9. Andrew Truscott, 34M, St. Helier, Baliwick of Jersey - 13:11 
  10. Lesley Fanning, 47F, Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA - 13:50 
  11. Andrew Heinrich, 43M, Orlando, FL, USA - 18:09 
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Recent Discussions at the Marathon Swimmers Forum

(Comment totals since last newsletter in parentheses)

Maltodextrin Drink Flavoring (13)
Observers when you're 1000's of miles from the nearest "qualified observer"? (11)
MIMS Relay Questions (6)
NYC Swim Event Calendar (5)
New tech-suit for 2015 (possibly NSFW) (5)
Anyone familiar with Open Water groups in the Atlanta,GA Area? (5)
Shark Shield: Ankle or Kayak? (5)
SPOT Tracker for Beginners (4)
Two-way Farallon Relay (4)
Things to do with dead swim caps (4)
Swimming in Baltimore, MD (4)
Croatian open water (4)
Waterborne infections/diseases (4)
What are your swimming goals for 2015? (3)
MSF Rule Question: Wrist Support (3)
Observer's Observations - Any tips or lessons learned from seasoned observers? (3)
I am stupid and don't know what a mile is (3)
Raystown Lake, PA (3)
Walter Poenisch: Lost At Sea. The First Person to Swim from Cuba To Florida! (2)
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Tampa Bay Marathon Swim 2015 (2)
2S4L 2015 (2)
Low Carb/Keto adapted swimming (1)
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24 Hour Relay, Aquatic Park, San Francisco - Feb 2015 (1)
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