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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, 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.

March 5, 2019 Update

Eight Solo Swimmers and One Relay Team have Entered the 21st Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

 
It is one of the world's longest and most challenging marathon swim races.

 

Tampa Bay, Florida, USA -  The next Tampa Bay Marathon Swim race will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019.    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, and now: Costa Rica.  The race is one of the world's longest marathon swims and held annually in April, in celebration of Earth Day.

 

Official Start List

Michael Dolence, 46M, Knightstown, IN, USA
Carolina Mora, 41F, Belén, Heredia, Costa Rica
John Zemaitis, 35M, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Jamie Proffitt, 53M, Bend, OR, USA
Qing Li, 29F, Chicago, IL, USA
Jenny Smith, 45F,  Chattanooga, TN, USA
Joe Zemaitis, 39M, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Amir Yunus, 41M, Houston, TX, USA
                   
Aquaholics Relay                   
Paul Valitutto, 47M, Tampa, FL, USA
Stephanie Compher, 54F, Orlando, FL, USA

Marcia Cleveland, 54F, Winnetka, IL USA (Completed December 31, 2018)

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. States, from Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Japan, Switzerland, Baliwick of Jersey, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Canada, Cayman Islands, and now: Costa Rica.

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Entry forms are now available upon request, from the Race Director.

 

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

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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)
10:21 - Mighty Mermaids, 2017 (Senior Open Relay 50+)

 

 

 

 

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