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Heidi George

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Heidi George, world-class masters swimmer and professional marathon swimmer from California

Heidi George is a professional marathon swimmer from the USA who competes on the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup pro circuit. In 2009 and 2013, she was ranked 6th. In the 2010, she was ranked 17th.

Heidi was the oldest female swimmer by 11 years at the 2012 10K U.S. Olympic Trials where she placed 10th. In 2017 she was 10th American at the USA Swimming Open Water Nationals 5K (oldest qualifier for race by 14 years).

For the year 1992, Heidi was ranked 12th in the world (at only 16-years of age) in the 1500m Freestyle. She was a 3-time NCAA Div III Champion in the 1650y freestyle, holding the NCAA Div III record in the event for 13 years. Heidi is a member of the Middlebury College Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted as part of the first full class after inception of the Hall.

Heidi won the 2015 U.S. Masters Swimming 10K National Championships for women of all age groups by nearly 9 minutes in June of 2015, beating not only all of the women, but also all of the men. She is an eight-time FINA Masters World Record holder in the 1500m freestyle.

Master's Open Water Competitions:

2017
June: Lake Del Valle 10K 1st place overall

2016
August: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 2nd place overall
June: Lake Harriet 2-mile 1st place overall
June: Lake Harriet 1-mile 1st place overall

2015
August: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall
June: U.S. Masters Swimming 10K National Championships (Lake Del Valle) 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 2-mile 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 1-mile 1st place overall

2014
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall

2013
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall
June: Lake Del Valle 10K 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 2-mile 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 1-mile 1st place overall

2012
June: Lake Del Valle 10K 1st place overall

2011
July: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall

2010
June: U.S. Masters Swimming 1.5-mile National Championships (Lake Del Valle) 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 2-mile 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 1-mile 1st place overall
May: Spring Lake 1-mile 1st place overall
May: Parkside 1-mile 1st place overall

2009
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall
May: U.S. Masters Swimming 1-mile National Championships (Millerton Lake) 1st place overall
May: Spring Lake 1-mile 1st place overall
May: Parkside 1-mile 1st place overall

2008
July: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall May: Parkside 1-mile 1st place overall

2007
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall
May: Parkside 1-mile 1st place overall

2006
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall

2005
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall

2001
July: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall

1995
July: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall


Pool Swimming Career[edit]

George holds the FINA Masters World Record for the 1500m freestyle (Long Course) for the 30-34 age group and the 35-39 age group (set August of 2014, again in May 2015, and again in August 2015), the US Masters American Record for the 40-44 age group (significantly faster than the World Record but not recognized as World Record because it was swum in a USA Swimming meet, not a US Masters Swimming meet), the 1500m freestyle (Short Course) for the 35-39 age group (set October of 2014,again in January 2015, and again in September 2015) and the 40-44 age group (January 2017), and the American Record for the 1000y & 1650y freestyle for the 35-39 age group (set November of 2014), the 1650y freestyle in the 40-44 age group (November 2016), and the 800m freestyle freestyle for the 35-39 age group (set September 2015) and the SCM 800m freestyle for the 40-44 age group (January 2017). She also holds the U.S. Masters Swimming Hour Postal Swim in the 35-39 age group, which is the longest distance done by any female masters swimmer of any age.

Master's Pool Competitions:
2017
May: American Record for 1500m Freestyle (LCM) during USA Swimming sanctioned meet (beat World Record by significant margin, but not eligible at USA Swimming sanctioned meet)
January: TOC Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 40-44 SCM (American Record at the 800 split for age group 40-44)

2016
November: Gladstone Masters 1650y Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 40-44
September: Mission Viejo Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM (800 American Record at 800 split)
August: U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 40-44 LCM
July: Pacific Masters Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 40-44
January: TOC Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM

2015
October: Air Capital Masters 1650y Freestyle: 1st place overall
September: Mission Viejo Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM (800 American Record at 800 split)
August: U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 LCM
July: Pacific Masters Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall
June: Minnesota Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall
May: Santa Clarita Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 LCM
May: Santa Clara Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 35-39 LCM
January: TOC Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM

2014
November: Kansas City Masters 1650y Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 35-39 SCY
October: Mission Viejo Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM
August: U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 LCM
June: Pacific Masters Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall

2013
June: Pacific Masters Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall

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