Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim Half Century Club Members

Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim Half Century Club Members

Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim Half Century Club Members

Courtesy of Vasanti Niemz, Lake Zürich, Rapperswil-Zurich, Switzerland.


9-time Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim finisher Vasanti Niemz compiled a list of Half Century swimmers of the 26.4 km Rapperswil-to-Zurich course. Niemz completed the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim five times over the age of 50.

The Half Century Club members are people at least 50 years old who complete a marathon swim without a wetsuit like the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim.

Half Century Club Members of the 26.4 km Sri Chinmoy Marathon Swim – bioprene:
Heinz Lorenz, 1987 (10:29:05, age 55), Switzerland
Heinz Lorenz, 1988 (12:09:50, age 56), Switzerland
Heinz Lorenz, 1989 (11:42:38, age 57), Switzerland
Dieter Loeliger, 1998 (8:24:45, age 65), Australia
Dieter Loeliger, 2000 (8:56:45, age 67), Australia
Ann Richardson, 2004 (10:18:01, age 51), Great Britain
Cliff Golding, 2004 (10:48:52, age 50), Great Britain
Richard Haan, 2004 (11:04:58, age 55), Czech Republic
Trevor Colman, 2007 (12:36:27, age 53), Great Britain
Jane Murphy, 2007 (11:12:13, age 51), Great Britain
Vasanti Niemz, 2007 (11:20:10, age 50), Germany
Margy Sullivan, 2007 (11:40:18, age 51), Great Britain
Ned Denison, 2008 (7:36:13, age 51), Ireland – new masters record
Linda Ashmore, 2008 (9:55:25, age 63), Great Britain
Maxine Fitzpatrick, 2008 (10:59:02, age 60), Great Britain
Mo Siegel, 2009 (10:58:53, born 1951), USA
Bruno Dobelmann, 2009 (11:01:10, age 50), Germany
Kate Mason, 2010 (9.27:06, age 51), Great Britain
Vasanti Niemz, 2010 (9:48:08, age 53), Germany
Steve Payne, 2010 (9:51:22, age 50), Australia
Ellery McGowan, 2010 (11:35:10, age 63), Great Britain
Kristine Buckley, 2011 (no official time, finish after 12 hour cut-off, age 51), USA
Ann Richardson, 2012 (10:39:35, age 59), Great Britain
Barbara Held, 2013 (8:10:50, age 59), USA
Roger Finch, 2013, (8:47:37, age 55), South Africa
James Norton, 2013 (8:47:39, age 50), Canada
Peter Rütten, 2013 (11:01:10, age 56), Germany
Dermis Huseyin, 2014 (8:51:01, age 51), Turkey/British
Simon Lee, 2014 (8:39:24, age 50), Great Britain
Steve Payne, 2014 (11:37:57, age 54), Australia
Stefan Schyrer, 2015 (9:20:42, age 50), Germany
Philippe Fort, 2015 (10:06:55, age 50), France
Vasanti Niemz, 2015 (10:19:39, age 58), Germany
Anna DeLozier, 2016 (7:38:59, age 53), USA
Paschal Phelan, 2016 (8:30:51, age 50), India
Scott Roger, 2016 (8:44:50, age 50), Great Britain
Jürg Amman, 2016 (9:17:07, age 51), Sweden
Adrian Russel, 2016 (10;56:59, age 50), Great Britain
Kate Robarts, 2016 (11:45:17, age 54), Great Britain
Rebecca Stuart, 2017 (8:11:09, age 50), Great Britain
Boguslaw Wozniak, 2017 (8:21:25, age 57), Poland
James Penrose, 2017 (9:31:41, age 65), USA
Jane Bloore, 2017 (9:39:56, age 51), Great Britain
Vasanti Niemz, 2017 (10:25:58, age 60), Germany
James Karn, 2018, (8:50:40, age 55), USA
Martyn Webster, 2018, (8:51:27, age 51), Great Britain
Ed Riley, 2018 (9:59:05, age 60), USA
David Merriman, 2018 (10:51:23, age 52), Ireland
Stefan Jung, 2018 (11:28:31, age 54), Germany
Mick Hinde, 2018 (11:38:33, age 50-51), Great Britain
Vasanti Niemz, 2018 (11:58:34, age 61), Germany
Mark Johnston, 2019 (6:59:35 age 58), USA – new masters record
Martin Keller, 2019 (7:41:08, age 50), Switzerland
Didier Castagna, 2019 (8:29:42, age 50), France

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