Marathon Swimmers Federation


For marathon swimmers ---
By marathon swimmers

May 13, 2016

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Dear marathon swimming community,

First, please keep our friend Steve Munatones in your thoughts as he recovers from a health emergency. We hope he'll be back in the water soon, and back at his computer to cover what promises to be another exciting Northern hemisphere open water season.

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Karen Throsby on 'Becoming a Channel Swimmer'

Solo Swim Results

SCAR (Arizona, USA)

4-stage finishers:
1 Stephen Rouch INDIANA  15:45:31.11 -
2 Jamie Proffitt OREGON  16:11:24.57 +25:53.47
3 Kristin Jones ALASKA  16:54:01.49 +1:08:30.38
4 Ernie Hoftyzer CALIFORNIA  17:09:07.68 +1:23:36.56
5 Asha Allen CALIFORNIA  21:04:55.65 +5:19:24.54
6 Karen Charney CALIFORNIA  21:29:59.98 +5:44:28.87
7 Palaka Sauer BRAZIL  21:43:22.09 +5:57:50.98
8 Katrina Price NEW ZEALAND  22:12:53.46 +6:27:22.35
9 Stephen Key TEXAS  22:18:01.83 +6:32:30.72
10 Devon Clifford NEW YORK  23:23:06.94 +7:37:35.83

Kaiwi Channel (Molokai to Oahu)

Liz Fry and Marcy MacDonald (tandem solo)
17 hours, 27 minutes

Track image courtesy of MSF Tracks

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