2018 United States Winter Swimming National Championships

February 10, 2018 in New York, New York

The United States Winter Swimming Association will hosted its 2018 National Championships in collaboration with the Coney Island Polar Bear Club. The venue for the event is New York City Aquariums's Education Hall which is located in Brooklyn, New York on the iconic Coney Island Boardwalk.

Swimmers braved the 36.5°F (2.5°C) water of the Atalntic Ocean and competed all day with New York City Aquariums's Education Hall serving as the base of of operations for the event. After completion of all the events the revelary began at the Awards Ceremony and Dinner hosted at Tom's Diner.

The championships was more than a single day of competition. We held a Meet and Greet Friday to welcome all our swimmers, including nineteen international swimmers. After a long day of swimming Saturday, our swimmers went back for more joining the Coney Island Polar Bears on Sunday for a plunge and swim and a last chance to say goodbay to new and old friends.

The event was a huge sucess! The USWSA thanks all the athletes, volunteers, donors and organisers for thier support and enthusiasm. We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Event Schedule

Friday, February 9
Winter Swimmer Meet & Greet (6:00-8pm)
Location: The Blasket, 1085 2nd Ave, New York​, on the corner of 57th St and 2nd Ave (upstairs, cash bar)

Saturday, February 10
2018 National Championships
Venue: New York City Aquariums's Education Hall, 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

  • 9:30am – swimmer check in (open all day)
  • 10:00am – 200m free
  • 11:00am – 25m breast
  • 12:00am – 50m free
  • 1:00pm – 50m breast
  • 1:30pm – 25m butterfly
  • 2:00pm – 100m free
  • 3:00pm – 25m free
  • 5:00pm – relays
  • 6:00pm – ***cash bar opens***
  • 6:00pm – ***award ceremony and dinner***
  • 8:00pm – end

Sunday, February 11
Polar Bear Swim

In collaboration with:


DivisionNameTime (mm:ss.hh)Overall RankDivision Rank
  200 Meter Freestyle - Womens
20 - 29 Female Bouquin, Daina R
Brooklyn , NY United States
02:41.8111
40 - 49 Female Caputo, Heather
East Hampton, NY USA
02:53.3421
30 - 39 Female Monahan, Jaimie
New York, New York United States
03:07.4131
40 - 49 Female Howley, Elaine K
Waltham, MA USA
03:13.6642
40 - 49 Female Rossouw-Bancroft, Lelane
Newark, Delaware United States of America
03:14.5953
40 - 49 Female Stabinsky, Mary
Plains, PA United States
03:39.3464
40 - 49 Female Bowens, Mindy B
Farmingdale, Nj USA
04:30.0075
  200 Meter Freestyle - Mens
30 - 39 Male Lopez, Diego
New York, New York United States
02:24.7011
50 - 59 Male Gabriels, Ed
Brooklyn, NY USA
02:51.2721
40 - 49 Male Grosvenor, Jeremy
Sagaponack, Ny Usa
02:53.5931
50 - 59 Male Schneider, Spencer L
New York, NY USA
02:53.6042
50 - 59 Male Schall, James E
Kingston, PA United States
03:34.8653
60 - 69 Male Bracaglia, Silverio
Brooklyn, NY USA
04:03.0061
50 - 59 Male Hennau, Marc
Huy, Belgium
04:06.1374
40 - 49 Male Kalin, Josh
Brooklyn, NY United States
04:07.0882
30 - 39 Male Reed, Elliot
Brooklyn, NEW YORK United States
04:22.0092
  25 Meter Breaststroke - Womens
40 - 49 Female almond, elizabeth a
Norcross, GA usa
00:22.2811
30 - 39 Female Monahan, Jaimie
New York, New York United States
00:22.9621
10 - 19 Female Hennau, Pauline
Huy, Belgium
00:25.1631
40 - 49 Female Howley, Elaine K
Waltham, MA USA
00:26.7842
50 - 59 Female Kirk, Susan
Califon, NJ United States
00:28.0051
40 - 49 Female Clark, Sarah T
Bedminster, NJ United States
00:28.1963
50 - 59 Female Lozar, Olga
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:28.9472
40 - 49 Female Bowens, Mindy B
Farmingdale, Nj USA
00:32.0484
30 - 39 Female Dawidowska, Natalia
Gdansk, Poland
00:32.4492
40 - 49 Female Stabinsky, Mary
Plains, PA United States
00:33.35105
30 - 39 Female Staples, Mary
Clarkesville, GA United States
00:34.50113
  25 Meter Breaststroke - Mens
50 - 59 Male Schall, James E
Kingston, PA United States
00:21.5011
60 - 69 Male Kakol, Leszek
Gdansk, Poland
00:21.9621
50 - 59 Male Riley, Edward D
New York, NY USA
00:22.5332
50 - 59 Male Hennau, Marc
Huy, Belgium
00:22.6943
50 - 59 Male Gabriels, Ed
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:23.3754
20 - 29 Male Jurczyk, Pawel
Gdansk, Poland
00:23.7861
70 - 79 Male Bednarek, Lech
Gdansk, Poland
00:23.9571
40 - 49 Male Tryba, Dawid
Gdansk, Poland
00:24.7481
60 - 69 Male Witas, Edward
Gdansk, Poland
00:24.8892
50 - 59 Male Puchalski, Andrzej
Gdansk, Poland
00:26.13105
60 - 69 Male Barash, Naum S
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:26.19113
60 - 69 Male Grabowski, Wojciech
Gdansk, Poland
00:26.22124
30 - 39 Male Reed, Elliot
Brooklyn, NEW YORK United States
00:27.22131
30 - 39 Male Makurat, Leszek
Gdansk, Poland
00:28.15142
30 - 39 Male Pozniak, Tomasz
Gdansk, Poland
00:28.16153
60 - 69 Male Bornstein, Seth
Long Island City, New York USA
00:49.75165
  50 Meter Freestyle - Womens
20 - 29 Female Kwarcinski, Meaghan E
New York, NY US
00:34.7711
20 - 29 Female Bouquin, Daina R
Brooklyn , NY United States
00:37.9622
30 - 39 Female Monahan, Jaimie
New York, New York United States
00:39.5031
40 - 49 Female Rossouw-Bancroft, Lelane
Newark, Delaware United States of America
00:41.7841
40 - 49 Female Howley, Elaine K
Waltham, MA USA
00:46.2952
40 - 49 Female Clark, Sarah T
Bedminster, NJ United States
00:46.8563
40 - 49 Female Stabinsky, Mary
Plains, PA United States
00:49.0374
50 - 59 Female Kirk, Susan
Califon, NJ United States
00:49.0581
30 - 39 Female Staples, Mary
Clarkesville, GA United States
00:55.9092
40 - 49 Female Bowens, Mindy B
Farmingdale, Nj USA
01:08.13105
  50 Meter Freestyle - Mens
30 - 39 Male Whelchel, Jeremy L
Walnut, CA United States
00:35.2511
30 - 39 Male Eiben, Jason D
Long Island City, New York United States
00:36.1622
50 - 59 Male Gabriels, Ed
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:38.1331
50 - 59 Male Riley, Edward D
New York, NY USA
00:39.9642
50 - 59 Male Puchalski, Andrzej
Gdansk, Poland
00:47.5053
50 - 59 Male Schall, James E
Kingston, PA United States
00:49.5664
30 - 39 Male Novy-Williams, Eben
New York, New York USA
00:50.0073
30 - 39 Male Reed, Elliot
Brooklyn, NEW YORK United States
00:51.0884
60 - 69 Male Bracaglia, Silverio
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:56.1091
40 - 49 Male Kalin, Josh
Brooklyn, NY United States
00:57.62101
60 - 69 Male Kakol, Leszek
Gdansk, Poland
00:58.62112
50 - 59 Male martin, paul f
fanwood, NJ - New Jersey usa
00:58.72125
60 - 69 Male Barash, Naum S
Brooklyn, NY USA
01:01.25133
  50 Meter Breaststroke - Womens
40 - 49 Female almond, elizabeth a
Norcross, GA usa
00:51.4111
30 - 39 Female Monahan, Jaimie
New York, New York United States
00:52.8621
40 - 49 Female Howley, Elaine K
Waltham, MA USA
01:02.0832
50 - 59 Female Kirk, Susan
Califon, NJ United States
01:03.2441
10 - 19 Female Hennau, Pauline
Huy, Belgium
01:04.8551
30 - 39 Female Staples, Mary
Clarkesville, GA United States
01:10.1262
50 - 59 Female Lozar, Olga
Brooklyn, NY USA
01:10.8872
40 - 49 Female Stabinsky, Mary
Plains, PA United States
01:14.7583
50 - 59 Female Clarke, Cathy E
Brooklyn, NY USA
01:27.2293
  50 Meter Breaststroke - Mens
30 - 39 Male Russell, John L
Ithaca, New York United States
00:46.9111
50 - 59 Male Schall, James E
Kingston, PA United States
00:52.4221
50 - 59 Male Hennau, Marc
Huy, Belgium
00:54.4132
50 - 59 Male Puchalski, Andrzej
Gdansk, Poland
00:55.3243
50 - 59 Male Gabriels, Ed
Brooklyn, NY USA
01:00.7254
40 - 49 Male Tryba, Dawid
Gdansk, Poland
01:01.2161
60 - 69 Male Barash, Naum S
Brooklyn, NY USA
01:01.5971
60 - 69 Male Witas, Edward
Gdansk, Poland
01:03.1682
30 - 39 Male Reed, Elliot
Brooklyn, NEW YORK United States
01:07.1692
70 - 79 Male Bednarek, Lech
Gdansk, Poland
01:12.12101
60 - 69 Male Grabowski, Wojciech
Gdansk, Poland
01:13.91113
  100 Meter Freestyle - Womens
40 - 49 Female almond, elizabeth a
Norcross, GA usa
01:23.8511
40 - 49 Female Rossouw-Bancroft, Lelane
Newark, Delaware United States of America
01:26.2522
40 - 49 Female Howley, Elaine K
Waltham, MA USA
01:38.1133
  100 Meter Freestyle - Mens
30 - 39 Male Lopez, Diego
New York, New York United States
01:09.1811
50 - 59 Male Gabriels, Ed
Brooklyn, NY USA
01:18.2821
50 - 59 Male Hennau, Marc
Huy, Belgium
01:51.4732
50 - 59 Male martin, paul f
fanwood, NJ - New Jersey usa
02:11.7543
30 - 39 Male Reed, Elliot
Brooklyn, NEW YORK United States
02:23.9052
  25 Meter Freestyle - Womens
30 - 39 Female Monahan, Jaimie
New York, New York United States
00:17.6511
40 - 49 Female Rossouw-Bancroft, Lelane
Newark, Delaware United States of America
00:18.7021
40 - 49 Female Howley, Elaine K
Waltham, MA USA
00:21.0032
40 - 49 Female Clark, Sarah T
Bedminster, NJ United States
00:21.2643
20 - 29 Female Bouquin, Daina R
Brooklyn , NY United States
00:23.0251
40 - 49 Female Stabinsky, Mary
Plains, PA United States
00:23.7164
30 - 39 Female Staples, Mary
Clarkesville, GA United States
00:25.6372
10 - 19 Female Bradley, Olivia J
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:26.8981
50 - 59 Female Kirk, Susan
Califon, NJ United States
00:25.0091
  25 Meter Freestyle - Mens
50 - 59 Male Riley, Edward D
New York, NY USA
00:15.5411
50 - 59 Male Crowell, Talbott
Lexington , MA USA
00:18.5222
20 - 29 Male Prosekin, Aleksandr
Vladivostok, Russia
00:18.6631
50 - 59 Male Zulberti, Alejandro
New York, NY United States
00:18.7443
50 - 59 Male Gabriels, Ed
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:18.9154
60 - 69 Male Barash, Naum S
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:22.0361
50 - 59 Male Puchalski, Andrzej
Gdansk, Poland
00:23.5875
50 - 59 Male martin, paul f
fanwood, NJ - New Jersey usa
00:23.6886
60 - 69 Male mcgann, thomas g
brooklyn, ny usa
00:32.6692
  25 Meter Butterfly - Womens
30 - 39 Female Monahan, Jaimie
New York, New York United States
00:17.4111
20 - 29 Female Bouquin, Daina R
Brooklyn , NY United States
00:17.4111
40 - 49 Female Howley, Elaine K
Waltham, MA USA
00:23.6231
  25 Meter Butterfly - Mens
30 - 39 Male Whelchel, Jeremy L
Walnut, CA United States
00:15.2511
50 - 59 Male Gabriels, Ed
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:20.9421
50 - 59 Male Schall, James E
Kingston, PA United States
00:24.5032
60 - 69 Male Bracaglia, Silverio
Brooklyn, NY USA
00:27.9741
70 - 79 Male ZENG, BARNABAS G
FRESH MEADOWS, NEW YORK USA
00:55.6851

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