Eva vs Eric: Young vs Masters, Male vs Female, Who Wins?

Eva vs Eric: Young vs Masters, Male vs Female, Who Wins?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

We’re gearing up for the 7th Kingdom Swim on July 25th,” said Kingdom Games founder Phil White.

And it is going to be a blistering fast race between 2 world-class swimmers.

Eva Fabian of New Hampshire and defending champion Eric Nilsson are both entered in the World Open Water Swimming Association’s 10-mile World Championships.

This year’s swim is drawing 160+ swimmers plus kayakers, family members, and friends from 22 different U.S. states, Canadian provinces, Saudi Arabia, and Scotland. We host the New England Masters Open Water 1-mile, 3-mile and 6-mile Championships and the WOWSA 10-mile World Champs.”

It will be a fascinating competition between a young women with world-class speed and credentials – 21-year-old Fabian at the top of her game just winning the Pan American Games 10 km marathon swim – and 28-year-old Nilsson, one of the top masters swimmers in the world who set the 10-mile course record in 2013 (3 hours 38 minutes). While 10 miles may be at the top end of Nilsson’s spectrum, 10 miles is a distance that Fabian has raced over and over again. With her father and coach, Jack Fabian, at her side on a kayak, it may turn out to be a tight race from start to finish.

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