Andie Nelson Wins DC Marathon Swim
The DC Marathon Swim is a 33 km (20.5-mile) marathon swim down the Potomac River from Fletcher’s Cove in northern Washington D.C. to Ferry Point, Virginia based on the pioneering swims by James Loreto and Denis Crean in 2019.
- Andrea (Andie) Nelson 10 hours 5 minutes
- Brian Jaskot 10 hours 24 minutes
- Bill Shipp 10 hours 46 minutes
Nelson and Jaskot swam to support the Potomac River Riverkeeper and their continued efforts to improve water quality. Nelson said, “In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act, we dedicate this swim to a clean and healthy Potomac River. We hope you will consider supporting us by contributing to our fundraiser for The Potomac Riverkeeper.” For more information, visit here.
For more information on the DC Marathon Swim, visit www.dcmarathonswim.com.
Swimmers who have completed the swim include:
- Denis Crean 9 hours 42 minutes (former course record) in 2019
- Jim Loreto 11 hours 40 minutes
- Suzanne Heim-Bowen 7 hours, 50 minutes (current course record) in 2021
- Doug Karr 8 hours 38 minutes in 2021
- Courtney Moates Paulk 9 hours 42 minutes in 2021
- Paul Grecco 10 hours 3 minutes in 2021
- Elaine Kornbau Howley 12 hours 38 minutes in 2021
- Caroline Block 13 hours 22 minutes in 2021
- Anita Hartsock 13 hours 38 minutes in 2021
- The Monumental Team with JP Vanderloo, John DeVost, Guillermo Garcia, Will Snider in 6 hours 47 minutes (relay course record)
- Hoop (H2O Otters of the Potomac) with Andie Nelson, Brian Jaskot, Katie Soltis in 8 hours 18 minutes
- Wave One Adventure Team with Tom Hull, Laurie Wei, Kathy McCarty, Joseph Fengler in 9 hours 22 minutes
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