Brian Suddeth

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S. Brian Suddeth completing the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim 1-Mile event in butterfly in 2011. Photo by Margaret Suddeth
Completion of Mile Swim BSA in Butterfly stroke at Rodney Scout Reservation in Northeast, MD in 2010. Open Water swim in Chesapeake Bay.
S. Brian Suddeth is an open water swimmer, Total Immersion stylist and computer security specialist from Bowie, Maryland. The Information Security Manager for the Associate Director for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at the United States Census Bureau was the first person to ever complete the one mile swim in the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim in butterfly, completing the swim in 42:46 (shown below). He learned to swim at age 45 and first completed an open water mile butterfly at Rodney Scout Reservation in 2010. (Suddeth is to the right at the beginning of the 2011 GCBS video where they show the start of the 1-mile swim event).


Open Water Swimming

10/23/2006 Started beginners swim class at age 45

08/05/2007 Mile Swim BSA award

11/06/2007 Started Total Immersion freestyle training

02/15/2009 First time swimming 1-mile in continuous Butterfly stroke

08/05/2009 Double Mile Swim BSA

11/15/2009 First 10K pool swim in Freestyle

03/07/2010 First 5K pool swim in Butterfly

08/06/2010 Mile Swim BSA - Openwater Butterfly (a first at this camp), Rodney Scout Reservation, North East, MD

06/12/2011 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim - One Mile Bay Challenge - First Butterfly Crossing (#1300 All Butterfly - no wetsuit) 42:46

08/07/2011 First 1000 swimming miles logged

03/25/2012 MD LMSC Championships - competed in 100 & 200 Fly and 500 Free

05/13/2012 Centennial Lake, Ellicot City, MD 1-Mile Swim (#69 - first place male 50-54 no wetsuit) 33:04

05/27/2012 25th Anniversary Jim McDonnell 5K Lake Swim, Reston, VA (#356 no wetsuit) 1:58:15

06/10/2012 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim 4.4 mile with about 1-mile in butterfly (#302 - 606th out of 640 overall swimmers / 135 out of 140 non-wetsuit division) 3:11:47

06/09/2013 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim - One Mile Bay Challenge - Second Butterfly Swim (#1531 Wave 4 - 398/410 overall swimmers) 43:00 (Didn't break my record! Rats!)

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