Thousands of competitive adult swimmers descended upon Riccione, Italy for the 14th FINA World Masters Championships.

45 heats took off in separate waves on the triangular course with an in-the-water start and finish. The event was held over two days on June 16th and 17th due to the tremendous interest in the 3 km open water race.

The top women in their respective age group divisions are as follows:

25-29
1. Marion Blanchard (FRA) 39:23.1
2. Tarryn Stanford (RSA) 39:24.1
3. Laura Hiesinger (GER) 39:39.3
4. Charlotte Lancereau (FRA) 39:39.8
5. Lucia Vachanova (SVK) 39:42.5

30-34
1. Giuseppa Zizzo (ITA) 39:58.5
2. Oriana Burgio (ITA) 40:01.3
3. Corbino Valeria (ITA) 40:15.0
4. Minerva Pujol (ESP) 40:16.6
5. Eleonora Tagliaventi (ITA) 40:29.5

35-39
1. Jessica Wooddisse (GBR) 31:36.0
2. Katharine Nimmo (GBR) 31:38.5
3. Daniela Lange (GER) 31:56.4
4. Chiara Benvenuti (ITA) 31:57.5
5. Malena Hankins (USA) 32:00.9

40-44
1. Valeria Vergani (ITA) 30:43.9
2. Jacqui Robinson (AUS) 30:47.3
3. Karin Stein (NED) 32:10.6
4. Daniela Sabatini (ITA) 32:15.8
5. Laura Palasciano (ITA) 32:16.8

45-49
1. Pamela Nix (AUS) 33:04.4
2. Daniela Deponti (ITA) 33:06.7
3. Kimberly Elsbach (USA) 33:38.3
4. Ronit Katan (ISR) 33:49.0
5. Ina Ger Ziegler (GER) 33:54.5

50-54
1. Jeanne Carlsen (CAN) 32:17.3
2. Annie Wilson (GBR) 33:07.9
3. Kerstin Pieper-Kohler (GER) 34:32.4
4. Susan Ingraham (USA) 35:33.0
5. Tana Engels (GER) 35:33.2

55-59
1. Cristina Tarantino (ITA) 34:00.2
2. Gail Amundrud (CAN) 35:28.8
3. Heather Campbell (RSA) 35:42.1
4. Susan Skiff (USA) 35:49.3
5. Laura Vaca (MEX) 36:44.9

60-64
1. Conny Boer-Buijs (NED) 38:21.1
2. Mira Guglielmi (ITA) 38:52.7
3. Marika Maier (GER) 38:55.3
4. Margareta Rainer (SWE) 39:29.7
5. Dyanna Benny (AUS) 40:40.3

65-69
1. Ruth Shaps (USA) 39:35.2
2. Sonnie Talley (USA) 41:28.8
3. Rosa Montague (AUS) 41:34.1
4. Denise Feltz (FRA) 42:51.4
5. Erika Kejda (GER) 45:07.5

70-74
1. Herilene Freitas (BRA) 45:36.7
2. Penny Webster (GBR) 46:41.5
3. Doreen Gordon (GBR) 47:01.6
4. Akiko Nakazawa (JPN) 47:02.8
5. Pauline Wingate (AUS) 48:19.4

75-79
1. Denise Robertson (AUS) 47:36.0
2. Lottie Geurts (NED) 50:25.7
3. Betsy T Jordan (USA) 52:11.6

80-84
1. Jane Asher (GBR) 46:55.0
2. Dorothy Dickey (AUS) 53:59.3

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