Like Mother, Like Son

Like Mother, Like Son

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

One of the most prolific writers and influential publishers in the swimming world, Laura Hamel, clearly does what she writes about: enjoy masters swimming and open water swimming. She and her son, Dirk Hamel, won the 2.4-mile Race For The Conch Eco-SeaSwim in Turks & Caicos last week.

Dirk, a sophomore at Kenyon College, won the 2.4-mile race in 48:56 while mother Laura won the women’s division in 1:02:27.

In the one-mile race, Dan Redmond, the two-time defending champion in the 1 mile and a British Turks & Caicos resident, won in 22:59 while Jessica Sloane, a Canadian Turks & Caicos resident, won in 29:24. In the 1/2-mile race, Charles Archer won in 15:39 and Laura Shaw won the women’s division in 16:34.

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