Congratulations to the 2016 Rose Pitonof Swimmers

jaimie brooklyn bridge 2Saturday, August 13, 2016, 6:19 AM Start Time

Austin Frazer: 4:53:00
Jaimie Monahan: 5:01:00
Matt Gurry: 5:10:00
Kate Mason: 5:14:53
Julia Aston: 5:29:30
Martino Caretto: 5:39:45
Ellen Weinberg: 6:43

A VERY hot and humid day, but fortunately no storms.

Austin took the day with a sub 5 hour swim. Jaimie shaved over 25 minutes off of her previous best, and Matt nailed an impressive reprise of his 5:10 time.

Kate and Julia, two terrific marathon swimmers and overall impressive athletes from the UK, both came in at under 5:30.

Martino, an English Channel veteran, overcame cramps to finish in well under 6 hours.

Ellen dug deep and fought the current at the end (as Rose did) to successfully complete an epic Swim.

Overall, a great day on the water. Can’t imagine a better way to celebrate Rose’s achievement on the actual date of her swim 105 years after the fact.

This year Ed Periscoped the event for an international audience of hundreds. Follow “Dutchmazz” and check out recent broadcasts to see coverage of today’s Swim.  He also took pics which can be viewed here.

Angus captured the day in photos which can be found here.

I’m sure Rose is smiling.

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