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2012 Long Distance All-Americans and All-Stars

The list of 2012 Long Distance All-Americans has been published. In order to achieve this honor, a swimmer needs to win his or her age-group in a Long Distance National Championship event. The following individuals in our LMSC have earned LD AA honors:

  • Amy Charley, 25-29 women’s champion in two events;
  • Shirley Loftus-Charley, 60-64 women’s champion in eight different events (!);
  • Craig Charley, 25-29 men’s champion in four events;
  • Adam Barley, 30-34 men’s champion in the 3000 yd postal swim;

As usual, the Charley family has affirmed its place as slow-twitch royalty! All three swimmers were named as 2012 Long-Distance All-Stars. All-Stars are named using a point system based on performances at long distance national championships. It is an incredible honor, essentially earning the designation of best long distance swimming in his/her age-group. Shirley’s point total was higher than any other swimmer, male or female, arguably marking her as the premier long distance/open water swimmer in USMS.

Congratulations to these four athletes!


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