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Jennifer Dutton

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Jennifer Dutton is a 52-year-old American open water swimmer and swimming coach from Wayland, Massachusetts. She was inducted in the Class of 2019 in the Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights[edit]

  • On 17 August 1996, she competed in the 12.6 km Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts, finishing 5th in 3 hours 2 seconds at the age of 28.
  • On 22 August 1998, she competed in the 12.6 km Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts, finishing 3rd in 3 hours 43 minutes at the age of 30.
  • On 14 August 1999, she competed in the 12.6 km Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts, finishing 4th at the age of 31.
  • On 18 August 2001, she finished 4th in the 12.9 km Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts in 6 hours 7 minutes 34 seconds.
  • On 1 June 2002, she finished 18th in the 11.5 km Potomac River Swim from Virginia to Maryland in 5 hours 26 minutes 36 seconds at the age of 33.
  • On 13 August 2005, she finished 5th in the 12.9 km Boston Light Swim in Massachusetts in 3 hours 41 minutes at the age of 36.
  • On 25 July 2009, she finished 20th in the 16.1 km Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont in 5 hours 40 minutes 1 second at the age of 40.
  • On 24 July 2010, she finished 38th in the 16.1 Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog in 5 hours 25 minutes 32 seconds at the age of 43.
  • On 7 July 2012, she finished 33rd in the 16.1 km Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog in 5 hours 39 minutes 36 seconds at the age of 43.
  • On 18 August 2012, she finished 13th in the 12.9 km Boston Light Swim in 3 hours 46 minutes 1 second.
  • On 8 September 2012, she finished 4th in the 40.2 km In Search of Memphre in Lake Memphremagog from Vermont to Canada in 15 hours 6 minutes.
  • On 6 July 2013, she finished 41st in the 16.1 km Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog in 5 hours 54 minutes 11 seconds at the age of 44.
  • On 16 August 2013, she finished a 34.2 km crossing of Lake Tahoe in California in 15 hours 30 minutes at the age of 44.
  • On 12 July 2014, she finished 5th in the 25 km Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog in 10 hours 4 minutes 19 seconds at the age of 45.
  • On 25 July 2015, she finished 8th in the 25 km Kingdom Swim in Lake Memphremagog in 9 hours 18 minutes 50 seconds at the age of 46.
  • On 10 August 2015, she finished a 53.1 km crossing of Keuka Lake in the New York Finger Lakes in 22 hours at the age of 46.
  • On 9 August 2016, she finished a 51.8 km crossing of Lake George in New York in 22 hours 51 minutes.
  • On 27 April 2019, she had the 23rd fastest cumulative time of 15:20:05.0 in the 2019 SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona.
  • On 10-11 August 2021, she completed a crossing of 43.4 miles (70 km) in Lake Geneva, Switzerland from Chillon Castle to Bains des Pâquis in 33 hours 23 minutes 15 seconds at the age of 52.

Vermont Open Water Swimming Hall of Fame Induction[edit]

Jennifer Dutton, 49 of Boston, Massachusetts is a marathon swimmer who has been marathon swimming since she was a teenager. With a 30-year career, she is both a veteran and trail blazer in the sport. She did her first 10-mile swim in Candlewood Lake,CT while she was still in high school and shows no signs of slowing down. Dutton is a long-time participant in the annual NEOWSA Kingdom 10-Mile Swim. In 2012, she completed In Search of Memphre swimming the 25-mile length of Lake Memphremagog in just over 15 hours. Since then, Dutton has completed several 25 km Border Buster swims in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont and has been a fixture on the long distance open water scene in New England and beyond, completing several impressive swims in excess of 30 miles, including an unprecedented 34-mile ABC swim of Lake Keuka in upstate New York. Dutton has completed spectacular swims: first across Torch Lake in Michigan, a gutsy crossing of Lake Tahoe, solo Lake George, a 32 mile swim in Great Sacandaga Lake and many others. She does it for herself, not for accolades and with a quiet authority. Dutton also has a deeply personal connection to Vermont. She has family living near St. Johnsbury, and she makes regular visits to the state to swim and visit. Dutton also leads as one of the best high school swimming coaches in New England and as a masterful masters swimming coach freely and quietly sharing her love and devotion to the water with many other people helping dozens of other swimmers achieve great things in Vermont waters and beyond.

Marathon Swim Stories[edit]

She appeared with Shannon House Keegan on Marathon Swim Stories.

2021 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Award Nomination[edit]

She was nominated for the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year Award. The winners and nominees included:

Winner: Avram Iancu (Romania)
First Runner-up: José Eduardo do Amaral Ferreira (Brazil)
Second Runner-up: Jordan Leckey (Ireland)
4. Krzysztof Gajewski (Poland)
5. Meliah Motchman (Canada)
6. Courtney Moates Paulk (USA)
7. Rusya – Türkiye Uluslararasi Karadeniz 320 km Açik Deniz Yüzme Maratonu (Russia – Turkey)
8. Jennifer Dutton (USA)
9. John Batchelder (USA)
10. Serge Gellé and Andrianarison Jimmy Laitsara (Madagascar)
11. Qing Li (USA)
12. Défi Titicaca (France)
13. Anna Brown (Andorra)
14. Oceane Cassignol (France)
15. Matan Roditi (Israel)

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