Tampa Bay Marathon Swim 2017

RonCollinsRonCollins Clearwater, Florida, USAMember
edited March 2017 in Event Announcements

Our next 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim is on April 22, 2017. We have begun to accept entry forms, and more information is available at our official web site: www.DistanceMatters.com


Ron Collins
Clearwater, Florida



  • RonCollinsRonCollins Clearwater, Florida, USAMember

    The next 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim will be on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

    Accepted Entrants (as of December 8th)

    Kristian O'Donovan, 37M, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland
    Patty Hermann, 57F, Houston, TX, USA
    John Batchelder, 36M, Littleton, CO, USA
    Adel el behiry, 26M, Giza, Egypt

    Mighty Mermaids Relay
    Traci Grilli, 60F, Londonderry, NH
    Nancy Steadman Martin, 62F, Oceanport, NJ
    Christie Ciraulo, 63F, Los Angeles, CA
    Veronica Hibben, 60F, Huntington Beach, CA
    Karen Einsidler, 61F, Tenafly, NJ
    Jenny Cook, 59F, Los Angeles, CA

    Entry applications are being accepted until February 15th, so there is plenty of room to enter this epic swim race. Entry forms are available upon request from the race director. Email the Race Director at tampataiko12@gmail.com

    Tampa Bay Marathon Swim Records
    7:41 - Chris Derks, 2002 (Overall & Men's Record)
    7:51 - Penny Palfrey, 2008 (Women's Record)
    18:09 - Andrew Heinrich, 2015 (Swam the Longest)
    9:52 - Ron Collins, 1998 (First Swimmer)
    8:34 - Gail Rice, 1998 (First Woman)
    7:53 - Team Hammerhead, 2006 (Fastest 3 person Relay)
    7:39 - The Sharks, 2006 (Fastest 6 person Relay)
    14:21 - Carl Selles, 2014 (Oldest Male Swimmer, age 67)
    10:21 - Barbara Held, 2011 (Oldest Female Swimmer, age 57)

    Tampa Bay's marathon swim race is one of the world's longest, covering the length of Florida's largest estuary. Since the 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim was first staged in 1998, it has drawn competitors from across the United States, and from Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Baliwick of Jersey, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Canada, and the Cayman Islands. The race is one of the world's longest marathon swims, and is held annually in April, in celebration of Earth Day.

    Ron Collins
    Clearwater, Florida

  • evmoevmo SydneyAdmin

    Kristian O'Donovan solo Tampa Bay swim today on track.rs/4

  • louislouis southern utah and longmont coloradoMember

    Interesting it's being held the same day as the usms marathon (7m) race around lido island. If anyone has done the latter I'd be interested to hear about it. I'm psyched.

  • IronMikeIronMike Northern VirginiaCharter Member

    Anyone got a tracker? The one at distancematters doesn't seem to be working.

    We're all just carbon, water, starlight, oxygen and dreams

  • swimmer25kswimmer25k Charter Member

    Jay Eckert won in 8:26.

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