Masters of The Open Water

Masters of The Open Water

United States Masters Swimming, an organization with nearly 70,000 adult fitness swimmers has sanctioned five separate open water swimming national championships in 2023:

  • July 8th: The 17.2 km Portland Bridge Swim on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon will serve as the Ultramarathon-Distance Open Water National Championships, organized by Marisa Frieder.  Register here.
  • July 13th: The 2-Mile Foster Lake Cable Swim in Foster Lake, Oregon will serve as the 2-mile Cable Open Water National Championships, organized by Bob Bruce of the Central Oregon Masters Aquatics
  • July 15th: The Applegate Lake 10 km in Applegate Lake, Oregon will serve as the Marathon-Distance Open Water National Championships, organized by Todd Lantry of the Rogue Valley Masters
  • August 12th: The 2.25-mile I Swam The Oahe Dam in Lake Oahe, South Dakota will serve as the Middle-Distance Open Water National Championships, organized by Jenny Hodges of South Dakota Prairie Masters.
  • September 24th: Long-Distance Open Water Nationals in Lake Mission Viejo, California, organized by Mark Moore of the Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters,.
  • September 24th: Lake Mission Viejo, California will host the Sprint-Distance Open Water National Championships, organized by Mark Moore of the Mission Viejo Nadadores Masters.

For more information, visit here.

In 2022, the top finishers in both genders at the championship events included the following swimmers:

  • The 2-Mile Cable Open Water National Championships in Lake Placid, New York saw Jerone Frentsos (57) with the fastest male time in 43:25.30 and Rebeccah Wassner (47) with the fastest female time of 43:39.80.
  • The Marathon-Distance Open Water National Championships in Lake George, New York saw Anton Janezich (30) with the fastest male time of 2:03:32.0 and Kelly Craig (25) with the fastest female time of 2:23:34.4.
  • The Long-Distance Open Water National Championship in Del Valle, California saw Chad La Tourette (34) with the fastest male time of 58:41.00 and Heidi George (46) with the fastest female time of 58:55.00.
  • The Sprint-Distance Open Water National Championship in Del Valle, California saw Trevor Gillis (47) with the fastest male time of 20:48.00 and Allison Arnold (30) with the fastest female time of 21:05.00.
  • The Middle-Distance Open Water National Championships in Santa Cruz, California saw Trevor Gillis (47) with the fastest male time of 48:03.00 and Valerie Thorp (31) with the fastest female time of 57:18.00.

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