14 Swimmers At The Bottom Of The World
Courtesy of Ger Kennedy, Southern Ocean, Antarctica.
Antarctica 2020 International Swim is a series of ice swims and environmental swims held inside the Antarctic Circle (66°33′46.5″ south) that replicates and celebrates Lynne Cox‘s pioneering Antarctica 1.7 km swim in Neko Bay in 2002 and celebrates the 200-year anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb Thaddeus von Bellingshausen with swims in the Bellingshausen Sea and the Weddell Sea, organized by Irish ice swimmer Ger Kennedy.
- Cath Pendleton, UK: 1610 meters in 32:54
- Paul Eugen Dorin Georgescu, Romania: 1610 meters in 22:44
- Ger Kennedy, Ireland: 1610 meters in 34:02
- Kathryn Pratschke, Ireland: 1000 meters in 24:40
- Redy Redfern, Great Britain: 1000 meters in 24:50
- Dee Newell, Ireland: 1000 meters in 22:20
- Jane Hardy, Great Britain: 1000 meters in 23:60
- Tiffiny Quinn, Ireland: 500 meters in 8:21
- Michelle White, Ireland: 250 meters in 5:00
- Una Campbell, Ireland: 200 meters in 4:00
- Martina Ring, Ireland: 200 meters in 3:06
- Anne O’Donovan, Ireland: 200 meters in 3:50
- Matías Ola, Argentina: 200 meters in 3:30
- Alice Kelliher, Ireland: 100 meters in 3:30
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.