Jack King Ocean Swim

Jack King Results

Complete results for the 29th Annual Jack King 1-Mile Ocean Swim have been posted. By all accounts the race was a wonderful success, thanks largely to the efforts of race director June Barrett-McDaniels and her volunteers. Here is a post-race report from June:

The 2012 Jack King One Mile Ocean Swim was a delightful event.  This year we had a perfect storm of weather, current, water temperature, wind, and good vibes which produced many PRs and a new course record by Virginia Beach’s very own (we’re claiming you now) Chris Ross, in a time of 17:16.  The old record of 17:31, held by Katie Arris-Wilson, will remain as the woman’s course record.  We had 131 swimmers, and 131 finishers.  We were fortunate to receive TV coverage by Joe Flanagan and newspaper coverage in the Virginia Pilot  by Aaron Applegate, who emerged triumphant in his first open water swim.  Thanks to VBLS who kept us safe again this year.  Thank a lifeguard.

If you missed the race — or if you want to do another ocean swim! — you have two more chances. Enter one of the Ocean Swim Series races sponsored by the Virginia Beach Lifeguard Association. There are two races on each day:

  • On July 8 there are 1-mi and 3-km races. The entry deadline (July 2) is passed, but you can still submit a race-day entry.
  • On Aug 5 there are 1-mi and 5-km races. Mailed entries postmarked by July 25 are $35 while race-day entries are $45.


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