British Swimming’s Open Water Programme has revealed the 2018 winners of the elite race event ran in partnership with the Great Swim Series.
The female winner and only athlete to compete in all three events was Maisie McCartney of Thanet. She is the recipient of £800 prize money plus an invitation to one of British Swimming’s Open Water Programme activities.
In the male event, Jamie Scholes of the City of Peterborough ranked first with a total of 49 points and like McCartney will receive £800 prize money alongside the invite to attend a British Swimming’s Open Water Programme activity.
Second, with a total of 44 points, was Bailey Hairsine of the City of Manchester , he will receive prize money totalling £400, with £200 awarded to Max Jelfs of Hatfield third with 41 points.
For British Swimming’s Marathon Lead Bernie Dietzig it’s been a way to encourage more swimmers to try the discipline and provided an opportunity to potentially identify the next generation of international marathon swimmers.
“The Great Swim Series was the perfect fit for us to work with to identify new talent because we already have a great working relationship with them and their events are run to a very high standard,” Dietzig said.
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