Rondi Davies Defends Her Title At The Kingdom Swim

Rondi Davies Defends Her Title At The Kingdom Swim

This past Saturday, 195 swimmers, ages ranging from 7 to 68 years old took to the waters of Lake Memphremagog in Newport, Vermont.

The Kingdom Swim 10-mile, 3-mile, 1-mile, ¼-mile and 100-yard races were held in nearly perfect conditions as part of the Kingdom Aquafest.

Rondi Davies drove up from New York City and successfully defended her 10-mile title by beating Joe Sheehan Mass 3:56:49 to 4:03:05.

Swimmers, their kayakers, and their families came from 26 different states, Mexico, and India to participate in the swim.

Swapnali Yadav, an 11-year-old from Mumbai, and 17-year-old Michael Happ were the female and male youth winners of the 10-miler.

Swimmers collectively raised over US$27,000 to support the IROC’s Healthy Changes Initiative. The Initiative is an exercise program and discounted membership for people suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis as well as cancer patients, cancer survivors, and seniors over the age of 65.

Top 10-mile female finishers:

1. Rondi Davies, New York (40) 3:56:49
2. Tobey-Anne Saracino, New York (34) 4:14:28
3. Kelly Parker Palace, Florida (48) 4:16:27
4. Marcella MacDonald, Connecticut (46), 4:27:36
5. Kate Radville, Massachusetts (27) 4:38:33

Top 10-mile male finishers:

1. Joseph Sheehan, Massachusetts (38) 4:03:05
2. Glenn Mills, Maryland (48) 4:07:14
3. David Dammerman, New York (41) 4:16:53
4. Gil Sharon, Massachusetts (36) 4:17:00
5. Andy Weinberg, Vermont (39) 4:23:19

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