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The next Tampa Bay Marathon Swim will be on October 17, 2020


April 18, 2020 UPDATE: The next 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim will be on Saturday, October 17th.   The event was originally slated for April 18th, but was rescheduled due to the national emergency.  Entry forms for the 2020 Tampa Bay Marathon Swim are available now, upon request from the Race Director. 


Here are the 7 solo swimmers are confirmed for the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim:

Courtney Paulk, 50F, Richmond, VA, USA
Paul Valitutto, 48M, Tampa, FL, USA
Kim Plewa 37F, Cranford, NJ, USA
Ryan Nelson 39M, Pacifica, CA, USA
Chad Hagedorn 47M, Tacoma,  WA, USA
John Aversa 44M, St. Petersburg, FL, USA
Tim Hancock 37M, Clearwater, FL, USA

Additional entries are currently being accepted on a limited basis.   If the swim is not held on October 17th, the swimmers will become enrolled in the race that will be held April 10, 2021.

Request an entry form or for more information, contact:
The Tampa Bay Marathon Swim
Distance Matters, Inc.
Ron Collins, Race Director
PO Box 18004
Clearwater, FL 33762-9998
727.531.7999 |www.DistanceMatters.com

Email:  tampataiko12@gmail.com

Since the 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim was first staged in 1998, it has drawn competitors from across the United States, from Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland, The Bailiwick of Jersey, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica and Poland.  The race is one of the world's longest marathon swims and held annually in April, in celebration of Earth Day.  This 24-mile ultra-distance marathon swim race starts at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and ends on the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa in a race that covers the entire length of Tampa Bay. The event is held each year to celebrate Earth Day and the revitalization of Florida's largest estuary.  It is one of the world's longest marathon swimming races and is a part of the Grand Slam of Open Water Marathon Swimming, which also includes The English Channel, Manhattan Island, and the Catalina Island marathon swims.


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)

9:32- Spunky Old Seamen, 2018 (Fastest 2 person Relay)
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)
10:21 - Mighty Mermaids, 2017 (Senior Open Relay 50+)


Official Results - April 21st, 2019

Solo Swimmers
10 hours, 9 minutes - Jamie Proffitt, 53M, Bend, OR, USA
12 hours, 3 minutes - Qing Li, 29F, Chicago, IL, USA
12 hours, 13 minutes - Carolina Mora, 41F, Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica
12 hours, 34 minutes - Jenny Smith, 45F,  Chattanooga, TN, USA
21 miles - Michael Dolence, 46M, Knightstown, IN, USA
16 miles - Boguslaw Ogrodnik,  54M, Wroclaw,  Silesia,  Poland
13 miles - Amir Yunus, 41M, Houston, TX, USA

10 hours, 3 minutes -  Who Let The Dawgs Out Relay             
Seth Huston,  54M,  Houston,  TX,  USA
Jessica Koenig,  40F,  Cedar Falls,  IA,  USA
Pete Koenig,  42M,  Cedar Falls,  IA,  USA
Jennifer Hoskovec,  41F,  Houston,  TX,  USA
Mike Hoskovec,  41M,  Houston,  TX,  USA
Christie Bruner,  39F,  St. Petersburg,  FL,  USA

20.5 miles - Aquaholics Relay                   
Paul Valitutto, 47M, Tampa, FL, USA
Stephanie Compher, 54F, Orlando, FL, USA