Superstar Guests At The END-WET

Courtesy of END-WET, Red River, North Dakota and Minnesota.

What do Darren Miller, Jen Schumacher, Annaleise Carr, Sarah Thomas, and Jeff Utsch have in common?

They have been the guest swimmers of the END-WET 36-mile (57.9 km) marathon swim down the Red River between Grand Forks, North Dakota and Oslo, Minnesota in the United States.

END-WET is looking for nominations for its next event on June 16th 2018. Athletes of similar stature and talents like Miller, Schumacher, Carr, Thomas and Utsch are sought.

The organizers have annually selected swimmers who are open water swimming ambassadors. “They’ve all been some of the most awesomely nice people we’ve ever met.

Again this year, we’re asking you, the swimming community, for your nominations. Who exemplifies open water swimming and/or marathon swimming to you? Who has a story to share, or exemplifies sport in a positive way? Tell us who you’re nominating and why. We’ll pick someone and cover their flight, lodging, and food while they’re here.

Free race for the price of a short talk? Heck yeah

To nominate, visit here or email

2017 Results
1. Sandra Frimerman-Bergquist (33) 10 hours 33 minutes
2. Catfish Bait Relay (team of 4) 11 hours 33 minutes
3. John Kenny (36, wetsuit) 12 hours 5 minutes
4. Dan Endy (56, wetsuit) 12 hours 10 minutes
5. Sharessa Gutierrez (36) 12 hours 36 minutes
6. Daniela Klaz (25) 13 hours 3 minutes
7. Elaine Howley (39) 13 hours 19 minutes
8. The Soggy Bobbers (team of 3) 13 hours 33 minutes
9. Arlo Lorenz (39) 13 hours 48 minutes
10. John Batchelder (36, butterfly) 13 hours 55 minutes
11. Landon Ascheman (35) 15 hours 7 minutes
DNF Bill Little (54) 5 hours 36 minutes after mile 15
DNF Ben Lacy (29) 6 hours after mile 15
DNF Dan Projansky (59) before mile 15
DNF Teresa Hunt (29) before mile 15
DNF Adam Johnson (26, wetsuit) before mile 15

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Steven Munatones