Veronica Hibben

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Veronica Hibben
Veronica Hibben
Veronica Hibben (born June 14) is an American open water swimmer who was formerly a world-class pool swimmer. She won the 2011 and 2012 SPMS Open Water Series held in Southern California and the experienced waterwoman who is part of the Oak Streeters swimming group and the OC Open Water Swims group in Laguna Beach, California, U.S.A.

She first coined the open water swimming phrase Masterfeedermixer in October 2009 with Patsee Ober.

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Catalina Channel Record

Hibben was also part of the world record setting As Seen On TV that set the 20.2-mile Catalina Channel - Fastest Mixed (3 man and 3 women) 50-59 Catalina-to-Mainland Relay record in 9 hours 38 minutes together with Barbara Held, Marc Horwitz, Ray Meltvedt, Julian Rusinek, and Lynn Kubasek on 1 July 2013.

As Seen On TV

OC Open Water Swims

Hibben is part of the OC Open Water Swims Group of open water swimmers dedicated to publicizing open water swim practices and events in Orange County and surrounding areas. Interested swimmers can request an invitation to join via ocopenwaterswims@googlegroups.com. The group includes swimmers of various levels of speed and experience and a number of enthusiastic, passionate, knowledgeable ocean swimmers who train in Laguna Beach and elsewhere.

Members often participate in and report on open water swimming competitions, events and happenings around the world. They welcome other friends and open water swimmers to their training sessions where swimmers can swim traditionally (i.e., no wetsuits) or with wetsuits if the water is deemed too cold.

Accomplishments

Southern Pacific Masters Swimming Open Water Series

The SPMS Open Water Series is a 10-race series for registered swimmers of Southern Pacific Masters Swimming in Southern California.

2012 Series Schedule

1. Seal Beach Rough Water Swim, 1 mile
2. Seal Beach Rough Water Swim, 3 miles
3. Semana Nautica, 6 miles
4. Balboa to Newport Pier-to-Pier, 2 miles
5. Nadadores Rough Water Swim at Salt Creek, 2.4 mile
6. OptimisSport Distance Swim Challenge, 1.2 mile swim
7. OptimisSport Distance Swim Challenge, 2.4 mile swim
8. Don Burns Corona del Mar Swim, 1 mile
9. Slam the Dam at Lake Mead, 1.2 mile loop
10. Slam the Dam at Lake Mead, 2.4 mile loop

2012 Series Winners

Female
19-24 years: Carri Cook
25-29 years: Lexie Kelly
30-34 years: Jessica Krick
35-39 years: Tanya MacLean
40-44 years: Vanessa Mesia
45-49 years: Melissa Latt
50-54 years: Lynn Kubasek
55-59 years: Veronica Hibben
60-64 years: Carol Hayden

Male
35-39 years: Craig Gutjahr
40-44 years: James Bergen
45-49 years: Bryan Buck
50-54 years: Bill Ireland
55-59 years: James Hardie
60-64 years: Hubie Kerns
75-79 years: Bill Cooke

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