Mark Johnston On The 2021 Open Water Virtual Grand Slam

Mark Johnston On The 2021 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 Double Slam 2020 Standings:

  1. Hampus Carlsson (31) VÖSS 3:25:14.90
  2. Ryan Provencher (46) VÖSS 3:35:22.10
  3. Mark Johnston (60) FLOW 3:40:43.20
  4. Pim Vogel (60) NETH 3:41:43.80
  5. Scot Sullivan (54) MAC2 3:42:32.66
  6. Chad Hagedorn (48) YPKC 3:46:12.60
  7. Patrick Jackson (33) MAC 3:47:31.70
  8. Alexis Higlett (37) OREG 3:50:11.90
  9. Patrick Brundage (53) BTSC 3:50:50.50
  10. Kelly Harrigan (36) MMAC 3:58:45.50
  11. Uwe Bertram (51) SVO 3:58:49.70 
  12. Michael Collins (54) SEALS 4:02:20.40
  13. Veronica Hibben (64) SEALS 4:10:24.50
  14. Dana Robertson Halter (46) UNAT 4:10:30.80
  15. Cindy Braden (57) SBM 4:12:18.80
  16. Julie Broeggler (27) CPW 4:16:34.50
  17. Helene Nehrebecki (40) DAM 4:18:32.80
  18. Astrid Collins (46) SEALS 4:23:46.30
  19. Diana Hermanson (55) PSM 4:24:52.10
  20. Julia Dunne (36) BIYC 4:25:18.00
  21. Christie Ciraulo (67) UCLA 4:26:50.50
  22. Justin Macklin (45) SEALS 4:30:11.60
  23. Tennille Irish (43) UNAT 4:35:33.40
  24. Erik Fagerström (42) UNAT 4:36:17.20
  25. Lou Albershardt (60) BSMT 4:37:30.90
  26. Angela Lodge (45) GSC 4:38:09.90
  27. Elizabeth Boscacci (64) SBM 4:45:41.10
  28. Bettina Beaufayt (49) SVO 4:48:40.10
  29. Jean Maarouf (59) T4LTC 4:48:57.90
  30. Jillian Paxton (36) UNAT 4:55:43.70
  31. Stephen Rich (52) YPKC 4:56:02.00
  32. Amy Wolfe (50) PSM 4:59:28.50
  33. Robyn Coleman (15) LRSC 4:59:43.40
  34. Linda Hurley (52) UNAT 5:01:17.49
  35. Marc Champagne (49) YGMSC 5:02:16.00
  36. Jenifer Noga (50) UAR 5:04:01.40
  37. Kate Sheridan (35) FLOW-31 5:14:39.50
  38. Lynne Allin (54) VICM 5:15:32.20
  39. Erika Jackman (43) QSTAL 5:16:16.00
  40. Ryan Mongan (54) SEALS 5:16:37.40
  41. Jay Scovill (68) BUMS 5:18:04.50
  42. Mara Crans (54) UNAT 5:18:35.10
  43. Wendy McNamara (66) BSMT 5:19:12.10
  44. Alison Aylesworth (43) QSTAL 5:29:23.30
  45. Peggy Stringer (69) BSMT 5:42:08.70
  46. Carol Horowitz (68) ZOGS 6:02:18.10
  47. Carolyn Hewitt (68) ZOGS 6:18:48.00 
  48. Lorie Grimes-Ledesma (50) LBG 6:25:19.70
  49. Nic Surgnier (34) SOLES 6:27:10.80
  50. Sean Vosberg (54) LBG 6:49:56.00

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

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

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

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