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Landon Ascheman

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Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) in the mighty Red River of the North

Landon Ascheman was born in 1980, he is a 38-year-old American open water swimmer and ice swimmer from Saint Anthony, Minnesota. He was a competitive swimmer in high school. He joined the Navy after high school, serving with VFA-22 on the USS Carl Vinson. He has been a Red Cross lifeguard instructor and water safety instructor for over a decade, and practices law in Minnesota.

Open Water Swimming Career

  • On 13 July 2013, he finished 17th in the 43.5 km END-WET from North Dakota to Minnesota in 9 hours 24 minutes at the age of 32.
  • On 21 June 2014, he finished 11th in the 58 km END-WET from North Dakota to Minnesota in 9 hours 56 minutes at the age of 33.
  • On 20 June 2015, he finished 15th in the 58 km END-WET from North Dakota to Minnesota in 12 hours 54 minutes at the age of 34.
  • In June 2015, he aborted the 58 km END-WET marathon swim at mile 15.
  • On 17 June 2017, he finished 7th in the 58 km END-WET marathon swim down the Red River of the North in 15 hours 7 minutes.
  • On 16 June 2018, he finished 16th in the 58 km END-WET from North Dakota to Minnesota in 14 hours 25 minutes at the age of 36.
  • First Ice Mile in Minnesota, certified by the IISA or International Ice Swimming Association on 15 Nov 2014 in Square Lake, Washington County, Minnesota in 4.7°C water temperature, 10°C air temperature with a Wind Chill of -10°C. Total Distance of 1.04 miles was completed in 38:52.
  • 2014 USMS >9 mile (10-miles) Open Water National Championship. 10-mile swim with a time of 6:12:41 and second place in his age group (2 total)
  • Twin Cities Open Water Half Marathon in 2013; a set of 1-5 mile swims adding up to 13.1 miles.
  • The Point to LaPointe Swim in Bayfield, Wisconsin: 2.1-mile race each year since 2012 that serves as the anniversary swim with his wife Mara Ascheman
  • 20-mile (32.2 km) Apostle Island Relay Swim (A.I.R.S.) along Madeline Island in Bayfield, Wisconsin on 22 Aug 2015 in 11 hours 36 minutes.
  • He will compete in the 57.9 km END-WET event down the Red River from Grand Forks, North Dakota to Oslo, Minnesota in the United States in June 2019.

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