Jessica Kieras is a 38-year-old American open water swimmer from Bend, Oregon.
Open Water Swimming Highlights
- She completed the Portland Bridge Swim, a 10.7-mile (17.2 km) marathon swimming race in the Willamette River through Portland, Oregon and part of the Oregon Open Water Series.
- She finished 4th overall in the 57.9 km END-WET event down the Red River from Grand Forks, North Dakota to Oslo, Minnesota in the United States on 16 June 2018 in 10 hours 49 minutes.
- On 27 April 2019, she was the overall winner and recipient of the SCAR Buckle for the fastest cumulative time of 14:43:56.8 in the 2019 SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona.
- On 24 August, she finished 2nd overall and was the 1st woman in the 15.2 km Saguaro Lake stage swim of the 4-day SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona in 3:18:15.
- On 25 August, she won the 14.4 km Canyon Lake stage swim of the 4-day SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona in 3:46:29.7.
- On 26 April 2019, she finished 2nd in the 27.3 km stage across Apache Lake on Day 3 of the 4-day S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Arizona in 5:36:37.4 at the age of 38.
- On 27 April 2019, she finished 2nd in the 10 km stage across Roosevelt Lake on Day 4 of the 4-day S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Arizona in 2:48:54.4 at the age of 38.
Portland Bridge Swim
The Portland Bridge Swim course passes under all 11 bridges on the Willamette River within the city boundaries. Swimmers must complete a qualifying swim to enter, and are required to have a support kayaker (rentals available) to swim. It is one of the longest marathon swims in the world and was named as one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.
1 Proffitt Relay 3:42 - first relay
2 Johnny van Velthuyzen 4:11 - first male
3 Rod Craig 4:13
4 Alan Bell 4:13
5 Dean Atchison 4:17
6 Dan Robinson 4:18
7 Mark Schopmeyer 4:28
8 Joel Blackmon 4:31
9 Chad Hagedorn 4:32
10 Richard Seibert 4:33
11 Adam Treanor 4:33
12 Bill Bond 4:33
13 Scott Lautman 4:34
14 Laura Cyr 4:34 - first female
15 Jeff Nason 4:36
16 Scheafer Relay 4:36
17 Pat Lee 4:37
18 Peront Relay 4:40
19 Nemanja Spasojevic 4:44
20 Campo Relay 4:46
21 Laura Brown 4:46
22 Shannon Keegan 4:48
23 Brian Noble 4:56
24 Cynthia Werhane 4:59
25 Kelsey Bowen 5:10
26 Orlando Boleda 5:14
27 Claire Teasdale 5:16
28 Tom Andersen 5:16
29 Tim Valenti 5:17
30 Jessica Kieras 5:17
31 Mindy De Armond 5:18
32 Patrick Carlisle 5:20
33 Valls Relay 5:20
34 Istok Relay 5:24
35 Ferber Relay 5:27
36 McClaugherty Relay 5:30
37 Katy Arkell 5:31
38 Hayden Relay 5:33
39 Jim Teisher 5:33
40 Bob Needham 5:44
41 Kennard Goodman 5:48
42 Heather Burger 5:52
43 Luttrell Relay 5:52
44 Wolfe Relay 5:59
45 Erin Scott 6:02
46 Katherine Foster 6:03
47 Jeff Glossa 6:14
48 Malloy Relay 6:16
49 Marcia Anziano 7:12
50 Robert Hanson 7:20
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- World Open Water Swimming Association
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- SCAR Swim Challenge Facebook page
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