Our next 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim is on April 22, 2017. We have begun to accept entry forms, and more information is available at our official web site: www.DistanceMatters.com
The next 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim will be on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Accepted Entrants (as of December 8th)
Kristian O'Donovan, 37M, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland
Patty Hermann, 57F, Houston, TX, USA
John Batchelder, 36M, Littleton, CO, USA
Adel el behiry, 26M, Giza, Egypt
Mighty Mermaids Relay
Traci Grilli, 60F, Londonderry, NH
Nancy Steadman Martin, 62F, Oceanport, NJ
Christie Ciraulo, 63F, Los Angeles, CA
Veronica Hibben, 60F, Huntington Beach, CA
Karen Einsidler, 61F, Tenafly, NJ
Jenny Cook, 59F, Los Angeles, CA
Entry applications are being accepted until February 15th, so there is plenty of room to enter this epic swim race. Entry forms are available upon request from the race director. Email the Race Director at email@example.com
Tampa Bay Marathon Swim Records
7:41 - Chris Derks, 2002 (Overall & Men's Record)
7:51 - Penny Palfrey, 2008 (Women's Record)
18:09 - Andrew Heinrich, 2015 (Swam the Longest)
9:52 - Ron Collins, 1998 (First Swimmer)
8:34 - Gail Rice, 1998 (First Woman)
7:53 - Team Hammerhead, 2006 (Fastest 3 person Relay)
7:39 - The Sharks, 2006 (Fastest 6 person Relay)
14:21 - Carl Selles, 2014 (Oldest Male Swimmer, age 67)
10:21 - Barbara Held, 2011 (Oldest Female Swimmer, age 57)
Tampa Bay's marathon swim race is one of the world's longest, covering the length of Florida's largest estuary. Since the 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim was first staged in 1998, it has drawn competitors from across the United States, and from Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Baliwick of Jersey, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Canada, and the Cayman Islands. The race is one of the world's longest marathon swims, and is held annually in April, in celebration of Earth Day.
Kristian O'Donovan solo Tampa Bay swim today on track.rs/4
Interesting it's being held the same day as the usms marathon (7m) race around lido island. If anyone has done the latter I'd be interested to hear about it. I'm psyched.
Anyone got a tracker? The one at distancematters doesn't seem to be working.
Jay Eckert won in 8:26.