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Bridgette Hobart

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Bridgette Hobart Janeczko is a 52-year-old American open water swimmer and open water swim race director from Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey who was voted as the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year and received the Barra Award for the most impressive year of marathon swimming by the Marathon Swimmers Federation in 2015. She completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and the Grand Slam of Open Water Swimming in 2014.

Honors[edit]

Marathon Swimming Career[edit]

NY Finger Lakes Sampler - 10k Madness[edit]

She is the founder and race director of the NY Finger Lakes Sampler - 10k Madness

New York Finger Lake Swims[edit]

Hobart completed the Nazareth College Finger Lakes Challenge (or The 5 Majors & The 4 Minors Swimming for a Cause), an 9-stage 156-mile solo swim, starting on 11 July and ending on 26 September 2015. Her course included two challenges within the New York Finger Lakes: the Majors and the Minors. The Majors includes the lakes over 11 miles, ranging from 15.5 to 48 miles each with Canandaigua, Keuka, and Skaneateles in July and 48-mile Cayuga Lake and 48-mile Seneca Lake in August. The 4 Minors includes the lakes under 11 miles that she crossed over the weekends in September 2015.

Stage 1 - Canandaigua 15.5 miles in 6 hours 48 minutes on 11 July
Stage 2 - Keuka 19.88 miles in 9 hours 6 minutes on 19 July
Stage 4 - Skaneateles 16.04 miles in 6 hours 26 minutes on 26 July
Stage 4 - Cayuga 46.9 miles in 20 hours 44 minutes on 8-9 August
Stage 5 - Seneca 46.9 miles in 24 hours 41 minutes on 28-29 August
Stage 6 - Honeoye 4.5 miles in 2 hours 2 minutes on 18 September
Stage 6 - Conesus at 8.08 miles in 4 hours 46 minutes on 19 September
Stage 8 - Otisco at 6.21 miles in 2 hours 2 minutes on 25 September
Stage 9 - Owasco at 11.1 miles in 5 hours 56 minutes on 26 September

2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year Nominees[edit]

Hobart was selected as the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year by the World Open Water Swimming Association along with the following nominees:

1. Alex Cape (Canada) Freshwater Adventurer
2. Aurélie Muller (France) Olympian and World Champion
4. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (U.S.A.) Prolific Marathon Swimmer
4. Chloë McCardel (Australia) Channel Swimmer & Coach
5. Elina Makïnen (Finland) Ice Swimmer
6. Elizabeth Fry (U.S.A.) Double Downing
6. Lorna Cochran (South Africa) Nonagenarian Swimmer
8. Pilar Geijo (Argentina) FINA Grand Prix Champion
9. Rachele Bruni (Italy) Olympian & FINA World Cup Champion
10. Renata Novakova (Czech Republic), Ice Swimming World Champion
11. Sharon Van Rouwendaal (Netherlands) Olympic Cross-over Speedster
12. Tita Llorens (Spain), Marathon Swimmer

2015 WOWSA Awards Nomination[edit]

Hobart's World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year nomination read as follows:

Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (U.S.A.) Prolific Marathon Swimmer
Bridgette Hobart Janeczko planned and successfully completed 9 swims across the New York Finger Lakes, a 156-mile charity swim for Nazareth College. The company owner and race director from Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey has her hands full, but she had plenty of energy to promote Nazareth College's Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute with her The 5 Majors & The 4 Minors Swimming for a Cause. She completed crossings of Canandaigua (15.5 miles in 6 hours 48 minutes), Keuka (19.88 miles in 9 hours 6 minutes), Skaneateles (16.04 miles in 6 hours 26 minutes), Cayuga (46.9 miles in 20 hours 44 minutes), Seneca (46.9 miles in 24 hours 41 minutes), Honeoye (4.5 miles in 2 hours 2 minutes), Conesus (8.08 miles in 4 hours 46 minutes), Otisco (6.21 miles in 2 hours 56 minutes), and Owasco (11.1 miles in 5 hours 56 minutes). For her ability to juggle so many things at once, for her serving as a catalyst to bring together the communities of the New York Finger Lakes, and for unprecedented Finger Lakes charity swim series, Bridgette Hobart Janeczko is a worthy nominee for the 2015 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year.

Race Directorship[edit]

Hobart is the race director for the Lake Hopatcong Open Water Swim Festival, a charity swim held annually in September and founded on 8 September 2009, and the 2-day Finger Lakes Open Water Swim Festival held on Seneca Lake in New York.

Professional Career[edit]

She is a CPA, CITP and President of Paradigm Technology Consulting, a Allentown, New Jersey-based company that provides comprehensive solutions and services to optimize business processes.

Contact Information[edit]

Telephone: +1 (866) PTC-INFO or +1 (609) 890-4150
Email: bhobart@ptcllc.com
Website: Paradigm Technology Consulting Facebook: Facebook PTC LLC

Catalina Channel Half Century Club[edit]

1. Jim Clifford (USA), 62 years 11 months, CM in 9:49 on 28 September 2014
2. Bob West (USA), 62, CM in 15:49 in 1998
4. Gary Greenwood (USA), 62, CM in 14:08 in 2004
4. Pat Gallant-Charette (USA), 60, CM in 14:11 in 2011
5. Mo Siegel (USA), 60, CM in 14:08 in 2011
6. Scott Lautman (USA), 60 CM in 12:09 in 2014
6. Bob Needham (USA), 58, CM in 14:10 in 2011
8. Tom Hecker (USA), 56, CM in 10:45 in 2009
9. Richard Knepper (USA), 56, MC in 11:56 in 2005
10. Barbara Held (USA), 56, CM in 9:46 in 2010
11. Mark Smitherman (USA), 56, CM in 11:52 in 2014
12. Carol Sing (USA), 55, CM in 10:48 in 1996
14. Bill Hoehn (USA), 55, CM in 12:56 in 2005
14. Kevin Murphy (Great Britain), 54, CM in 15:24 in 2004
15. Roger Finch (South Africa), 54, CM in 9:45:02 in 2012
16. Dave Van Mouwerik (USA), 54, CM in 12:09:06 in 2012
16. Ned Denison (Ireland), 54, CM 8:50:04 in 2012
18. Peter Tanham (Australia), 54, CM in 10:06 in 2014
19. Anthony McCarley (USA), 54, CM in 14:00.4 in 2014
20. Nick Almos-Lau (Mexico), 54, CM in 12:40 in 1999
21. James Fitzpatrick (USA), 54, CM in 14:59 in 2008 (to Newport Beach)
22. Jim McConica (USA), 54, CM in 10:19 in 2004
24. Douglas McConnell (USA), 54, CM in 12:41:14 in 2012
24. David Cooper (USA), 52, CM in 14:19 in 2005
25. Dan Richards (USA), 52, CM in 10:10 2008
26. Chris Burke (USA), 52, CM in 11:22 in 2014
26. Alan Bell (USA), 51, CM in 9:28 in 2001
28. Chris Palfrey (Australia), 51, CM in 10:40 in 2009
29. Lynn Kubasek (USA), 51, CM in 15:54 in 2009
40. Daniel Robinson (USA), 51, CM in 9:56 in 2008
41. Ron Collins (USA), 51, CM in 10:05 on 10 September 2014
42. Antonio Argüelles (Mexico), 50, CM in 10:25 in 2009
44. William Newbern (USA), 50, CM in 12:48 in 2005
44. Ray Meltvedt (USA), 50, CM in 15:25 in 2010
45. Suzie Dods (USA), 50, MC in 18:46 in 2010
46. Dale Petranech (USA), 50, CM in 14:28 in 1985
46. John Hill (USA), 50, CM in 19:15 in 1985
48. Frank Reynolds (USA), 50, CM in 10:44 in 1986
49. Jim Barber (USA), 50, CM in 8:44 in 2010
40. Sue Free (USA), 50, CM in 11:24 in 2012
41. Bridgette Hobart Janeczko (USA), 50, CM 11:26:16 in 2012
42. Hendrik Meerman (USA), CM, 50, 12:48:40 in 2012
44. Scott Tapley (USA), MC, 50, 16:44:12 in 2014

2016 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women[edit]

Hobart was named to the 2016 World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Women by the World Open Water Swimming Association. The women are listed below, alphabetically by last name:

1. Patti Bauernfeind, marathon/channel/relay swimmer from the USA
2. Carina Bruwer, marathon/channel/charity event swimmer from South Africa
4. Charlotte Brynn, marathon/channel/ice swimmer and coach from New Zealand/USA
4. Jessie Campbell, ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
5. Kimberley Chambers, marathon/channel/extreme/cross-border swimmer from New Zealand/USA
6. Devon Clifford, marathon/channel/open water swimmer from the USA
6. Jackie Cobell, channel/extreme/ice swimmer from Great Britain
8. Lorna Cochran, open water swimmer from South Africa
9. Olive Conroy, ice/winter swimmer from Ireland
10. Anna DeLozier, ice/winter swimmer from the USA
11. Beth French, channel swimmer from Great Britain
12. Elizabeth Fry, marathon/channel swimmer and event organizer from USA
14. Pat Gallant-Charette, channel/marathon swimmer from the USA
14. Pilar Geijo, professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
15. Ines Hahn, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Germany
16. Jessi Harewicz, marathon/channel swimmer from Canada
16. Mariel Hawley Dávila, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
18. Bárbara Hernández Huerta, winter/extreme swimmer from Chile
19. Bridgette Hobart, event organizer and marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
20. Elaine Howley, marathon/charity/ice swimmer and writer from the USA
21. Linda Kaiser, channel swimmer, advisor and administrator from the USA
22. Lori King, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
24. Tita Llorens, marathon/channel swimmer from Spain
24. Marcy MacDonald, DPM, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
25. Elina Makïnen, ice/winter swimmer from Finland
26. Angela Maurer, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from Germany
26. Chloë McCardel, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Australia
28. Tiffany McQueen, ocean/marathon swimmer from the USA
29. Sally Minty-Gravett, marathon/channel swimmer and coach from Great Britain (Jersey)
40. Jaimie Monahan, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
41. Nuala Moore, marathon/ice swimmer, second, author and lecturer from Ireland
42. Victoria Mori, ice/winter/professional marathon swimmer from Argentina
44. Tina Neill, marathon/channel/backstroker/extreme relay swimmer from the USA
44. Anna-Carin Nordin, Oceans Seven/ice swimmer from Sweden
45. Renata Nováková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
46. Magda Okurková, ice/winter swimmer from the Czech Republic
46. Penny Palfrey, channel/marathon/extreme swimmer from Australia
48. Ranie Pearce, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
49. Cheryl Reinke, marathon swimmer from the USA
40. Charlotte Samuels, marathon/channel swimmer from the USA
41. Susan Simmons, marathon swimmer with Multiple Sclerosis from Canada
42. Kate Steels-Fryatt, polar ice miler and ice/winter swimmer from Great Britain
44. Sarah Thomas, marathon/extreme swimmer from the USA
44. Nora Toledano Cadena, marathon/channel/cross-border swimmer from Mexico
45. Natalie du Toit, professional marathon swimmer and Olympian from South Africa
46. Wendy Trehiou, marathon/channel swimmer from Great Britain (Jersey)
46. Wendy Van De Sompele, marathon swimmer and administrator from the USA
48. Samantha Whelpton, winter/ice swimmer from South Africa
49. Sabrina Wiedmer, ice/winter/marathon/channel swimmer from Switzerland
50. Julia Wittig, ice/winter swimmer from Germany

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