William Shipp

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William (Bill) Shipp is a 53-year-old American open water swimmer from Mitchellville, Maryland. He came in second at the 2012 25-mile In Search of Memphre, a cross-border swim from Newport, Vermont (USA) to Magog, Quebec (Canada) in the time of 12 hours 38 minutes. He also participated in the World 10-mile Swimming Championships held in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont on 6 July 2013.

Open Water History:

Swim Across the Sound - 25km (15.5m)- 10:13.00

In Search of Memphre - 25 mile Swim - 2011 (attempt), 2012 (completed)

Great Chesapeake Bay Swim - 4.4 miles - multiple crossings

Vermont Kingdom Swim - 10 miles in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Potomac River Swim -2012 (Second overall)


Shipp has also been a competitive swimmer much of his life. He swam age group with the Solotar Swim Team and also swam for Herndon High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. He continued his competitve swimming career in college swimming for the George Washington University Colonials. He is a current masters swimmer registered with the Terrapin Masters team. He is also affiliated with the Arundel Breakfast Club (ABC Swimming) which is a group of fun loving yet dedicated open water swimmers who consider the Great Chesapeake Bay their home court open water event.

Shipp is managing director of the law firm of O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A. and currently resides in Maryland with his wife and two daughters.

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