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Melodee Nugent

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Melodee Nugent, a participant in the Three Rivers Marathon Swim
Melodee Nugent, a participant in the Three Rivers Marathon Swim
Melodee Nugent, a masters swimmer

Melodee L. Nugent is a 52-year-old American pool and open water swimmer and Biostatistician of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Current Positions in Swimming Career

  • USMS Wisconsin Fitness Chair/Coordinator (2010 to present)
    • Promote participation in fitness and postal events
    • Create or coordinate local area fitness activities for Wisconsin USMS
    • Promote the USMS Go The Distance event
    • Host Wisconsin Water Warriors event
    • Write articles on local long distance pool accomplishments and training for Wisconsin USMS Newsletter
    • Represented one of the Wisconsin Master Swimmers at the USMS National Meeting, September 2017
  • She swam 1,620 miles (2,607 km) in the Go The Distance USMS competition, the top woman

Data Analyst

From May 2014, Nugent has helped race directors by creating surveys and analyzing results about their event. The analyses offers race director information about their events, which can include information on the registration process, food/beverages provided, appeal of the goodies provided and issues regarding safety.

Infinit-sponsored Athlete

Nugent represents Infinit Nutrition, custom-blended nutrition solutions, between October 2014 to September 2015). She promoted their nutrition drinks for endurance athletes, differentiated by the fact that they are custom-blended for the specific needs of the individual.

FINIS Product Tester

From March 2016 to the present, Nugent uses the FINIS MP3 player since 2005, testing the device and keeping track of the usage and issues.

U.S. Masters Swimming All American for Long Distance Swimming

In February 2015, Nugent was honored to be called a US Masters Swimming All American for Long Distance Swimming (>9 Miles) because of her win in the Women’s 45-49 age group for the 10-mile National Championship in Lake Minnetonka in July 2014.

USMS Sports Medicine & Science Committee

In November 2017, Nugent was appointed as a volunteer (statistician) for the USMS Sports Medicine and Science Committee. This committee helps educate members and the public on topics of sports medicine and science, encourage research to Master Swimming.

Open Water Swimming Career Highlights

• 1-mile Lake Amy Belle in Hubertus, Wisconsin – first open water swim (1996 + many times in early years)
• 5 km Big Shoulders in Chicago, Illinois (many years)
Racine Quarry Swim in Racine, Wisconsin, 1.2 and 3 mile swim (1996-2002)
• 2.4-mile Madison Open Water Swim in Madison Wisconsin (many years)
• 2-mile Splish Splash Dash in Crystal Lake, Illinois (2008, 2009, 2001 and 2014 – 2nd Age Group)
• 2-mile Point to Lapointe Open Water Swim in Bayfield, Wisconsin (2009) – 13th Place Overall
GLOWGreat Lake Open Water Series, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 - 1st Place Female 2010
• USMS 10K Open Water Championship in Morse Reservoir, Indiana (2010) – 4th Place Female in 40-44 Age Group
• 10 km Diamond Lake Open Water Challenge in Cassopolis, Michigan (2011 and 2012)
• USMS 25K Solo National Championship, Noblesville Indiana, 2011
• 8.2-mile Swim4Freedom, a fundraiser for Special Operations Warrior Foundation; Lake Geneva Wisconsin (2009-2017) – 1st Place Female 2014 & 2015
• 5-mile St. Croix Coral Reef Swim in St. Croix Virgin Islands (2011)
• 2.4-mile Central Illinois Open Water Swim in Hudson, Illinois (2011) – 3rd Overall Female
• 27-mile Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) in Grand Forks North Dakota (2012) – 3rd Place Overall
• 10-mile Swim the Suck in the Tennessee River Gorge (2012) – 16th Place Overall and (2017) – 25th Place Overall
• 12.5-mile Swim Around Key West in Key West, Florida (2013) – 1st Place Female Master Swimmer
• 3 km Pan American Masters Championship in Sarasota Florida (2013) – 7th Place Female in 45-49 Age Group
• Swim Across Lake Michigan Relay, 42 total miles between 6 swimmers, (2013)
• 12-mile Swim Around Charleston in South Carolina (2013) – 10th place overall
SCAR Swim Challenge in Arizona, completed 3 of 4 marathon swims in 4 days (2014)
• USMS 10-mile Open Water Championship, Minnetonka, Minnesota (2014) – 1st Place Female in 45-49 Age Group
• Swim for ALS, benefitting the Les Turner ALS Foundation; Lake Michigan, Illinois (2014, 2015)
• 30 km Three Rivers Marathon Swim in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania (2014) – 1st of 3 swimmers testing course before real swim in 2017 - set course record
• Nike “Go the Distance” – USMS Event to track distance in entire year (2010-2017) – Range from 3rd to 10th Place for Overall Female all years, except for 2014 – 1st Place Female
Flowers Sea Swim in Cayman Islands (2015) 1-mile 77th overall (862 participants) and 10K – 5th Place Female
• USMS 15 km (9.3 mile) Open Water National Championship, Morse Reservoir, Indiana (2015) – 2nd Place Female in 45-49 Age Group, 19th overall
Catalina Screaming 6-Swimmer relay – Record circumnavigation swim around Santa Catalina Island, using a super-wide route that extended the circumnavigation by an additional 50 miles by swimming around Santa Barbara Island for a total distance of 100 miles, 51 hours 55 minutes 7 second (2015)
• Wisconsin Water Warriors – 2 Week Swim Challenge (2008-2016) – Most Distance in a Two Week Period, 1st Place all years except 2010
• January Jam – Logging Distance for the Month of January (2016) – 1st Place Overall with 174 miles
• Great Lakes Plunge, Evanston, Illinois – Fundraiser for Evanston Swims and the Alliance for the Great Lakes. 17th of 102 swimmers for 1-mile swim in 53 degree water (2015, 2016)
• 36-mile Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) in Grand Forks North Dakota (2016) – 7th of 28 swimmers, time 12 hours 27 minutes
• 30 km Three Rivers Marathon Relay Swim (2016) Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – 5-Swimmer Relay Swim, testing course before real swim in 2017
• 10 km Swim to the Moon in Gregory, Michigan (2016) – Overall 20th of 141 swimmers, 1st in 45-59 age group
• 5-mile Lake Minnetonka Swim in Minnetonka, Minnesota (2016) – 16th Overall
• Big Swell Swim – Devil’s Lake, Wisconsin (2016, 2017– 2.4 Mile Swim (2017) – 25th place and Lake Michigan – 18th Place
• 25 km Border Buster in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont in 9 hours 19 minutes 14 seconds, escorted by Janet Manning
• 13.2 km crossing of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin for 11 consecutive years since 2009. • 26.4 km two-way crossing of Lake Geneva in Wisconsin for 11 consecutive years since 2009 on 4 August 2019.

Swimming Talks

• My Life: Making a Splash, Mukwonago Rotary Club, April 2015
• Orthopedic Staff at Froedtert Hospital, November 2015
• Mukwonago High School – Community Day, February 2017

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