William Shipp

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William (Bill) Shipp is a 54-year-old American open water swimmer from Mitchellville, Maryland and the Terrapin Masters. He came in second at the 2012 25-mile In Search of Memphre, a cross-border swim from Newport, Vermont (USA) to Magog, Quebec (Canada) in the time of 12 hours 38 minutes. He also participated in the World 10-mile Swimming Championships held in Lake Memphremagog, Vermont on 6 July 2013 and was the first person to complete a double crossing at the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim on 7 June 2014 under the escort of CaptainEliot Powell. He finished second overall at the 15-mile (24.1 km) Border Buster marathon swim between Canada and the USA.

Shipp has been a competitive swimmer much of his life. He swam age group with the Solotar Swim Team and also swam for Herndon High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. He continued his competitve swimming career in college swimming for the George Washington University Colonials. He is a current masters swimmer registered with the Terrapin Masters team. He is also affiliated with the Arundel Breakfast Club (ABC Swimming) which is a group of fun loving yet dedicated open water swimmers who consider the Great Chesapeake Bay their home court open water event.

Profession

Shipp is managing director of the law firm of O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A. and currently resides in Maryland with his wife and two daughters.

Open Water Career

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