Krista Belanger, Eric Nilsson Win 2020 Skins  Open Water Virtual Grand Slam

Krista Belanger, Eric Nilsson Win 2020 Skins Open Water Virtual Grand Slam

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Mark Johnston, coach and founder of the Flathead Lake Open Water Swimmers, talked about his future plans for the 2021 Open Water Virtual Grand Slam that was nominated for a WOWSA Awards last year, “Registration went live on Monday for the 2021 version of the Open Water Virtual Grand Slam.  Over 40 swimmers have signed up already; over 30 are returning swimmer and about 10 are new swimmers. 

In the 2020 Open Water Virtual Grand Slam, we had over 200 swimmers representing 26 states and 13 countries participating.  We’re off to a great start in 2021.

One of the new, social bonuses this year is the creation of an online map feature which will show thumbnail profiles of all the swimmers around the world.  Check it out here.

For more Grand Slam information and to register, visit here.  The cost is only US$15 again this year for 8 virtual events, raffles, prizes, award, and a summer of fun.”

The Open Water Virtual Grand Slam is 4-race event where swimmers submit their times in four triathlon distances between May and August. Each stage is scored individually, and there is a cumulative result of combined times at the completion of all four distances. There are categories for wetsuit, non-wetsuit, and (for eight total swims).

  • Sprint Race, finish by June 15th: 750 meters or 820 yards
  • Olympic Race, finish by June 30th: 1.5 km meters or 1640 yards
  • Half Race, finish by July 31st: 1.93 km or 2110 yards
  • Full race, finish by August 31st: 3.86 km or 4221 yards

Overall Skins Grand Slam 2020 Standings:

  1. Eric Nilsson (33) 1:37:42.50
  2. Kurt Dickson (53) 1:41:50.30
  3. Hampus Carlsson (31) 1:44:40.00
  4. Mark Johnston (60) 1:51:17.90
  5. Krista Belanger (44) 1:51:56.82
  6. Ryan Provencher (46) 1:53:07.60
  7. Martyn Webster (53) 1:53:43.80
  8. Pim Vogel (60) 1:53:44.60
  9. Scot Sullivan (54) 1:54:27.15
  10. Alexis Higlett (37) 1:54:50.70
  11. Chad Hagedorn (48) 1:56:02.50
  12. Nicki Phillips (51) 1:57:04.78
  13. Patrick Jackson (33) 1:57:10.90
  14. Kirk Nelson (50) 1:58:22.20
  15. Patrick Brundage (53) 1:59:12.50
  16. Carrie Stolar (53) 1:59:33.00
  17. Kelly Harrigan (36) 2:01:06.00
  18. Marianne Countryman (56) 2:01:09.10
  19. Uwe Bertram (51) 2:01:22.50
  20. Kimberly Elsbach (57) 2:01:55.00
  21. Michael Collins (54) 2:02:13.20
  22. Carol Cashell (42) 2:02:24.50
  23. Guy Davis (61) 2:03:01.20
  24. Jennifer Phalen (56) 2:05:11.20
  25. Julie Broeggler (27) 2:05:56.60
  26. Cindy Braden (57) 2:05:59.20
  27. Christopher Graefe (46) 2:06:43.20
  28. Ella Morris (28) 2:06:48.40
  29. Eli Nelson (13) 2:07:21.70
  30. John Cole (38) 2:07:32.00
  31. Veronica Hibben (64) 2:07:48.90
  32. Dana Robertson Halter (46) 2:08:33.20
  33. George Sushkoff (55) 2:08:35.10
  34. Tom Phillips (46) 2:09:37.50
  35. Julia Dunne (36) 2:10:11.70
  36. Lauren Westmacott (41) 2:10:43.80
  37. Felicia Bianchi (58) 2:10:50.70
  38. Rob Lea (39) 2:10:51.00
  39. Alana Aubin (30) 2:11:38.20
  40. Jennifer Almand (62) 2:12:20.20
  41. Diana Hermanson (55) 2:13:11.80
  42. Astrid Collins (46) 2:13:33.40
  43. Helene Nehrebecki (40) 2:14:03.40
  44. Carla Albano (62) 2:15:22.60
  45. Jordan Dick (31) 2:15:29.40
  46. Jean Maarouf (59) 2:15:52.90
  47. Paul Mason (53) 2:16:03.00
  48. Stephanie Couch (56) 2:17:41.70
  49. Tennille Irish (43) 2:18:27.80
  50. Katie Uppfalt (29) 2:18:39.80
  51. Janet Renner (59) 2:19:08.10
  52. Gareth Andrews (31) 2:19:24.90
  53. Todd Lantry (45) 2:19:36.50
  54. Angela Lodge (45) 2:20:28.90
  55. Lou Albershardt (60) 2:21:42.10
  56. Christie Ciraulo (67) 2:21:47.30
  57. Justin Macklin (45) 2:22:23.60
  58. Elizabeth Nymeyer (38) 2:22:34.20
  59. Bettina Beaufayt (49) 2:22:35.20
  60. Amy Wolfe (50) 2:24:33.50
  61. Elizabeth Boscacci (64) 2:25:04.00
  62. Erik Fagerström (42) 2:25:30.40
  63. Magdalena Murphy (40) 2:27:58.80
  64. Robyn Coleman (15) 2:29:25.90
  65. Leann Rossi (54) 2:30:15.50
  66. Christine Eddy (50) 2:30:43.10
  67. Jenifer Noga (50) 2:32:36.50
  68. Linda Hurley (52) 2:33:37.19
  69. Jillian Paxton (36) 2:35:02.00
  70. Jay Scovill (68) 2:36:50.90
  71. Stephen Rich (52) 2:38:36.80
  72. Wendy McNamara (66) 2:40:53.10
  73. Mara Crans (54) 2:41:10.10
  74. Lorelei Schmidt (12) 2:41:16.60
  75. Erika Jackman (43) 2:43:03.00
  76. Marc Champagne (49) 2:43:04.90
  77. Matthew Brownlee (39) 2:43:17.40
  78. Lynne Allin (54) 2:44:39.50
  79. Sophia Cordero (35) 2:44:59.10
  80. Patricia Powers (63) 2:45:16.60
  81. Evia Nelson (46) 2:46:27.90
  82. Craig Lucker (58) 2:48:40.00
  83. Kate Sheridan (35) 2:49:09.00
  84. Stu Bowman (47) 2:49:16.07
  85. Ryan Mongan (54) 2:49:50.90
  86. Peggy Stringer (69) 2:51:39.60
  87. Alison Aylesworth (43) 2:53:32.20
  88. Guro Lindgren (28) 2:55:46.80
  89. Michael Hicks (30) 2:57:16.60
  90. Lorrie Hansen (72) 2:59:28.30
  91. Michelle Sanders (49) 2:59:38.50
  92. Carol Horowitz (68) 3:03:01.90
  93. Laura Fromdahl (50) 3:03:41.00
  94. Cortney Martin (53) 3:04:08.10
  95. Brooke Bailey (18) 3:04:10.20
  96. Amy Taylor (42) 3:05:30.50
  97. Elizabeth Carlin (46) 3:09:37.28
  98. Gail Steinhart (55) 3:17:06.70
  99. Lorie Grimes-Ledesma (50) 3:17:47.10
  100. Carolyn Hewitt (68) 3:17:53.40
  101. Nic Surgnier (34) 3:22:08.60
  102. Sean Vosberg (54) 3:22:21.60
  103. Lindsey Slack (38) 3:22:45.60
  104. Wendy Noffke (47) 3:25:19.10
  105. Nancy Bailey (51) 3:27:17.30
  106. Sara Edwards (43) 3:39:30.50
  107. Michael Linville (73) 3:46:16.80
  108. Janice Miller (77) 4:03:53.27
  109. Renee Mcfadden (58) 4:09:59.10

For complete results and splits of the Overall Skins Grand Slam, visit here.

For complete results and splits of the Overall Double Slam, visit here.

For complete results and splits of the Overall Wetsuits Grand Slam, visit here.

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