Congratulations to Denise Hearst, who won her age group in last summer’s SPMS open water swim series.

In order to qualify for the series championship, a swimmer must complete in the non-wetsuit division of at least three of the SPMS sanctioned swims. Five swims were sanctioned last summer, but one was cancelled due to excessive fog.

In a display of total domination, Denise placed first in each of the three swims she entered: the Castaic 1-mile open water championships, the Newport Beach Pier to Pier 2-mile open ocean swim, and the Don Burns 1-mile ocean swim. It should be noted that CVMM won the team competition at the Castaic 1-mile open water championships.

Information regarding the SPMS Open Water Swim Series, including each sanctioned and some unsanctioned events, can be found here.