Tag: Ron Collins

Joe & John Zemaitis, Two-fer In Tampa Bay

Courtesy of Ron Collins, Tampa Bay Marathon Swim, Florida. Brothers Joe Zemaitis and John Zemaitis successfully completed the 38.6 km Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. Race director Ron Collins reported: "They started at 6:31 am and [39-year-old older brother] Joe finished at 6:29 pm and [35-year-old younger brother] John at 6:35 pm. The water temperature was 79°F

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Stephen Carroll Leads Tampa Bay Marathon

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Ron Collins had to call on all his decades of open water swimming experience to handle the situations at yesterday's 24 mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. Collins reported, "With winds that gradually increased, the conditions led to a change of the cross-bay swim to a safer triangular contingency course. High

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Giving Back In The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 25 years ago, Rebecca Collins was fighting for her life against cancer. With the help of her neurosurgeon, she not only survived, but has thrived. Together with her Speedo-touting, goggle-wearing, mile-counting husband Ron Collins, they organize an open water swim in order to give back to those who helped

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Distance Matters In Tampa Bay

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Tampa Bay Marathon Swim founder and race director Ron Collins is ready for the 2015 edition this Saturday "12 solo swimmers and three relay teams have entered the 18th Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. Swimmers and their fans will be able to follow all of the action on race day via GPS tracker,

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