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Tampa Bay Marathon Swim

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Lisa Hertz, second place overall in the 2014 Tampa Bay Marathon Swim
Brooke Bennett before the 24-mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in Florida, U.S.A. in April 2013
Dr. Konrad P. Euler before his fourth Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in 2002 where he finished in 13 hours 9 minutes at the age of 66
Dave Parcells and Terry Tomalin honored by the t-shirt of the 2017 Tampa Bay Marathon Swim
John Batchelder after swimming butterfly at the 2017 24-mile (38.6 km) Tampa Bay Marathon Swim in 14 hours 41 minutes

The 24-mile (38.6 km) Tampa Bay Marathon Swim is one of the longest marathon swims in the world that was founded by Ron Collins and is held on Earth Day (April) every year in Tampa Bay along the western coast of Florida.

Distance[edit]

24 miles (38.6 km)

Type[edit]

Ocean

Location[edit]

City Tampa Bay

State/County/Province Florida

Country USA

Region Americas

Contact[edit]

Name Ron Collins

Email Collins@tampabay.rr.com

Event Information[edit]

Month: April

Website: www.distancematters.com

2018 Tampa Bay Marathon Swim[edit]

Sanction[edit]

Safety Video[edit]

Past Champions[edit]

2015 Emma Schaefer, 10:32
2014 Samantha Simon, 12:18
2013 Chelsea Nauta, 10:07
2011 Evan Morrison, 8:59
2010 Craig Lenning, 10:17
2009 Ramses Rodriguez, 10:14
2008 Penny Palfrey, 7:51
2007 Jimmy Welborn, 9:44
2006 Brad Denton, 11:15
2005 Forrest Nelson, 10:21
2004 Denis Crean, 9:20
2003 Dave Parcells, 10:24
2002 Chris Derks, 7:41
2001 Chris Derks, 9:04
2000 Chris Derks, 8:30
1999 Chris Derks, 8:23
1998 Ron Collins (pioneer swim), 9:52

Top 10 Times[edit]

1. 7:41 - Chris Derks, 2002 (overall & men's course record)
2. 7:51 - Penny Palfrey, 2008 (women's course record)
3. 8:00 - Tom Fristoe, 2002
4. 8:09 - Jose Serra, 2008
5. 8:23 - Chris Derks, 1999
6. 8:30 - Chris Derks, 2000
7. 8:49 - Chris Palfrey, 2008
8. 8:59 - Evan Morrison, 2011
9. 8:59 - Samantha Simon, 2008
10. 9:00 - Georgios Tsianos, 2000

Tampa Bay Marathon Swim Records[edit]

  • Overall / men's record: Chris Derks, 2002, 7 hours 41 minutes
  • Women's record: Penny Palfrey in 2008, 7 hours 51 minutes
  • Longest time in water: Arnie Bellini in 2014, 16 hours 17 minutes
  • First swimmer: Ron Collins in 1998, 9 hours 52 minutes
  • First women: Gail Rice in 1998, 8 hours 34 minutes
  • Fastest 3-person relay: Team Hammerhead in 2006, 7 hours 53 minutes
  • Fastest 6-person relay: The Sharks in 2006, 7 hours 39 minutes
  • Fastest Butterfly Crossing 14:41 - John Batchelder in 2017, 14 hours 41 minutes at the age of 36
  • Oldest male swimmer: 14:21 - Carl Selles in 2014, 14 hours 21 minutes at the age of 67
  • Oldest female swimmer: 15:22 - Ann von Spiegelfeld in 2014, 15 hours 22 minutes at the age of 52

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