Ryan Bullock To Defend Title At Naples Island Swim In Long Beach

Ryan Bullock To Defend Title At Naples Island Swim In Long Beach

The last summer season of open water swimming in Southern California – in 2019 – saw Ryan Bullock as its dominant swimmer…by far.

From the 4.8 km Naples Island Swimaround Naples Island in Long Beach and the 10 km WOWSA Ocean Fest between Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula to the 3.2 km Newport Beach Pier-to-Pier Swim and the 1.6 km Swim The Avenues, the doctor of audiology originally from Arkansas won all the races in Southern California. Some races, he won with the final sprint; others, he just pulled away with superior stamina.

The 2021 Naples Island Swim will be held on August 15th – where Bullock is the defending champion. He and hundreds of others swimmers, from young to old, will gather on the shores of Long Beach after a two-year layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event has been a local favorite since the 1950’s.

For more information on the race organized by Kaia Hedlund, visit here. To register for the 500-yard, 1-mile and 3-mile swims, visit here.

Franc Aleksi finished 2nd in the 2019 Naples Island Swim in a close race with Ryan Bullock.

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