Hello Swim Fest Athletes!
Wow…what a fantastic day for Swim Fest Fort Ritchie! We had an amazing record-breaking more than 550 swim starts. We had an awesome crew of volunteers and a top-notch water safety crew. We thank all participants, vendors, partners, and sponsors who were apart of this event.

Special thanks to the Fort Ritchie Community Center, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Crew, Hagerstown Rescue, and Jersey Mike’s for being at the event to help us execute this event.

Here are some important points as follow up:

Results were posted LIVE during the event. To view results visit:

2250 Results Link 

1500 Results Link

750 Results Link

Course Records Broken–  Congratulations to Zachary Smith who set course records in all the events. He finished the 750 Meter swim in a time of 7:51, the 1500 Meter swim in a time of 16:46, and the 2250 Meter swim in a time of 25:35.

Winners! Congratulations to all our finishers. Here are our overall winners.

Mens: Zarchary Smith 7:51, Grant Kay 8:20, David Bajwa 8:23
Womens: Emily Watts 9:32, Bridget McElroy 9:54, Kasey Brough 9:57

1500 METERS:
Mens: Zarchary Smith 16:46, Grant Kay 17:34, David Bajwa 17:40
Womens: Emily Watts 20:01, Kasey Brough 20:33, Bridget McElroy 20:34

2250 METERS:
Mens: Zarchary Smith 25:35, Grant Kay 27:29, David Bajwa 27:37
Womens: Emily Watts 30:35, Kasey Brough 31:17, Bridget McElroy 31:22

Photos are being uploaded soon and can be viewed at this LINK. They should all be on there by Wednesday. We will update you on Facebook once all photos are uploaded.

Swim Fest Luray, modeled after Swim Fest Fort Ritchie, is June 15th at Lake Arrowhead. Please come join us for more open water swimming fun! Price goes up June 1st so sign up now here.

4500 Club – Congratulations to all those who finished all three distances and are now a part of the 4500 Club! The 4500 Club web page will be updated soon, see HERE
• We will send out the digital participant badges by Wednesday.
• We will publish the 2019 4500 Club results and picture on the web page soon.
• If we miss you in the results please let us know as this is a manual calculation.

Practice Swims have been scheduled through July, we will be updating the practice page with more dates in August. Check out the details here.

We have a lot of great events coming up – Check out the race line-up.
Swim Fest Luray – June 15, 2019
Hagerstown Youth Triathlon – July 13, 2019
Hagerstown Sprint Triathlon – July 14, 2019
Hagerstown 5K Run #2 – July 14, 2019
Fort Ritchie Triathlon – August 4, 2019
Fort Ritchie Duathlon – August 4, 2019
Luray International (Olympic) Triathlon – August 17, 2019
Luray International (Olympic) Duathlon – August 17, 2019
Luray Sprint Triathlon – August 18, 2019
Luray Sprint Duathlon – August 18, 2019
Luray Triathlon Hawksbill Double – August 17-18, 2019
Hagerstown Duathlon #2 – October 12, 2019
Hagerstown Youth Duathlon #2 – October 12, 2019
Hagerstown 5K Run #3 – October 12, 2019
Lake Royer Fort Ritchie Practice Swims – Multiple Dates

Feedback – we want to hear from you on things we can do better and what you want us to continue.

Please let us know if there is anything you need from us.

We thank you again for being a part of this event!


Ken Racine
Race Director
Swim Fest at Fort Ritchie