Jaime Lomelin

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Mexican. Have been swimming open water for the last 40 years. From 1987 to 1992 swam in the world professional open water circuit. Swam Capri- Naples, Atlantic City, Santa fe Coronda, Lake Memphremagog among others. Was the first mexican to participate in a FIFA World Championship (Perth, Australia 1991). Was inducted in the the IMSHOF class of 2023. Has swam in 11 countries and 4 continents. Has won/ set overall/ age group/ year speed records in US and Mexican amateur events including 2022 Molokai to Oahu, 2018 Swim Across the Sound, 2019 Gibraltar Strait Swim , and 2019 Reto Acapulco.

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Special Honors Marathon/Channel Swimming

Triple Crown

Awards & Accomplishments

Won 1st overall in all major Mexican open water races from 1986 to 2020 (44 years).
5 km Maratón Guadalupano in Acapulco, Mexico in 1986
6.1 km Durango Reto de Aguas Abiertas in Durango, Mexico in 1986
5 km Marathon Apolonio Castillo in Acapulco, Mexico in 1987
6 km Maratón Día de la Marina in Acapulco, Mexico in 1987
18 km Cañon del Sumidero in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico, 1991
10 km Por La Libre from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Cancún, Mexico in 2008
6 km Alrededor de la Isla Roqueta in Acapulco, Mexico in 2011
22 km Reto Acapulco in Acapulco, Mexico in 2013
14.4 km Los Cabos Open Water Challenge in Los Cabos, Mexico on 29 April 2017 at the age of 54.
36 km Los Cabos Open Water Aquarium from Port SJDC to Port CSL in 2020
On 9 April 2011, he completed the 10 km Swim Miami in Miami, Florida in 2 hours 37 minutes 47 seconds.
On 1 August 2015, he finished 2nd in the 45.9 km Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 7 hours 25 minutes 51 seconds at the age of 52.
He competed in the 12th Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog on 22 July 1990 in Canada.
On 27 August 1990, he completed a crossing of the English Channel from England to France in 9 hours 50 minutes.
On 4-5 September 2006, he completed a relay crossing of the English Channel on a two-way relay with Casablanca Mexico in 18 hours 54 minutes together with Bernado Huesca, Mauricio Balderas, Jorge Villegas, Luis O Vargas.
On 2 September 2017, he completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland at the age of 54, coached by Nora Toledano.
On 6 May 2019, he crossed the 14.4 km Strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco in 3 hours 27 minutes 34 seconds, the fastest traditional male swimmer of the year on 5 July 2019.
He finished 11th in the 38 km Atlantic City Around The Island Swim in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 12 August 1989.
On 22 November 2020, he completed the 32 km Los Cabos Open Water Swim in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 10 hours 36 minutes 13 seconds.
Among Mexican open water swimmers, he has the highest number of Top 3 and Top 10 performances in international open water races:
5th place in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in 1987.
4th place in the 42 km Cancun International race in Mexico in 1987.
3rd place in the 56 km Santa Fe-Coronda professional marathon swim in Argentina in 1987.
8th place in the 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in 1988.
5th place in the 56 km Santa Fe-Coronda professional marathon swim in Argentina in 1988.
2nd place in the 18 km Bahia Bacolli in Italy in 1988.
14th place in the Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in 1989.
11th place in the 36 km Atlantic City Around The Island Swim in New Jersey in 1989.
2nd place in the 1990 USA Swimming marathon swim in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
10th place in the 1990 Traversée Internationale du lac Memphrémagog in Quebec, Canada.
15th place in the 1991 FINA World Swimming Championships in the 25 km race in Perth, Australia in 1991.
3rd place in the 1991 18 km Salvador Bahía in Brazil at the FINA World Cup.
1st place in the 14.4 km Los Cabos Open Water Swim in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in 2017.
1st place in the 25 km Swim Across the Sound in the US in 2018.
He is the current Mexican record holder of the following open water swims:
1987 36 km Maratona del Golfo Capri-Napoli in Italy in 7 hours 21 minutes
two-way crossing of the English Channel (EFE) in 18 hours 56 minutes in 2006.
25 km Swim Across The Sound in the USA in 7 hours 24 minutes in 2018.
He completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming in 2018.
He completed a 33.5 km crossing of the English Channel in 9 hours 50 minutes in 1990.
He completed the 45.9 km Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in 7 hours 25 minutes in 2015
He completed the 32.3 km crossing of the Catalina Channel in 11 hours 53 minutes in 2018.
First Mexican to participate in a FINA World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia in 1991 where obtained 15th place, the best Latin American in the race.
During his professional marathon swimming international career, he beat some of the best swimmers in the world at the time such as Claudio Plit, Diego Degano and Fernando Fleitas of Argentina, James Kegley, David Alleva and Jay Wilkerson of the USA, Christof Wandratsch of Germany, Nasser ElShazly of Egypt, Igor de Souza of Brazil, and Michael Sanda of the Czech Republic.
On 15 May 2021, he set the record in the 36 km Los Cabos Open Water Aquarium in 8 hours 12 minutes from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas on the west coast of Mexico.
On 1 September 2021, he completed a 32.3 km crossing of the Catalina Channel from Santa Catalina Island to the Southern California mainland in 9 hours 56 minutes. This crossing enabled him to achieve the Sub-10 Triple Crown, or a sub-10 hour swim across the English Channel, Catalina Channel, and the 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan Island.
A 5-person relay team of 5 Mexican open water swimmers completed an unprecedented 45 km relay swim from Chinchorro to Costa Maya, Mexico in the Mexican Caribbean in October 2021 with Nora Toledano, Ximena Argüelles, Jaime Lomelín, Antonio Argüelles, René Martínez and escort crew members Marieluise von Rheinbaben, Josune Mondragón, and Jacinta Martínez in 15 hours 55 minutes 10 seconds.
On 29 October 2022, he finished 3rd in the 20 km La Isla Open Water on the 2022 WOWSA Ultra Marathon Series in 5 hours 27 minutes 51 seconds.
In June 2022, he completed a 42 km crossing of the Molokai Channel from Molokai to Oahu in 13 hours 8 minutes at the age of 59.

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