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Heidi George

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Hildegard George is a 45-year-old American pool and open water swimmer.

Open Water Swimming Highlights[edit]

  • On 8 October 2021, she finished 7th in the 10 km Las Vegas Open Water Champions Cup in Lake Las Vegas at the age of 45.
  • She competed on the FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup pro circuit.
  • In 2009 and 2013, she was ranked 6th.
  • In the 2010, she was ranked 17th.
  • She was the oldest female swimmer by 11 years at the 2012 10K U.S. Olympic Trials where she placed 10th.
  • In 2017 she was 10th American at the USA Swimming Open Water Nationals 5K (oldest qualifier for race by 14 years).
  • In 1992, she was ranked 12th in the world (at 16 years of age) in the 1500m freestyle.
  • She was a 3-time NCAA Division III champion in the 1650y freestyle, holding the NCAA Div III record in the event for 13 years.
  • She is a member of the Middlebury College Athletic Hall of Fame, inducted as part of the first full class after inception of the Hall.
  • She won the 2015 U.S. Masters Swimming 10K National Championships for women of all age groups by nearly 9 minutes in June of 2015, beating not only all of the women, but also all of the men.
  • She is an eight-time FINA Masters World Record holder in the 1500m freestyle.

Master's Open Water Competitions:

2017
June: Lake Del Valle 10K 1st place overall

2016
August: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 2nd place overall
June: Lake Harriet 2-mile 1st place overall
June: Lake Harriet 1-mile 1st place overall

2015
August: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall
June: U.S. Masters Swimming 10K National Championships (Lake Del Valle) 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 2-mile 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 1-mile 1st place overall

2014
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall

2013
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall
June: Lake Del Valle 10K 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 2-mile 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 1-mile 1st place overall

2012
June: Lake Del Valle 10K 1st place overall

2011
July: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall

2010
June: U.S. Masters Swimming 1.5-mile National Championships (Lake Del Valle) 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 2-mile 1st place overall
June: Berryessa 1-mile 1st place overall
May: Spring Lake 1-mile 1st place overall
May: Parkside 1-mile 1st place overall

2009
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall
May: U.S. Masters Swimming 1-mile National Championships (Millerton Lake) 1st place overall
May: Spring Lake 1-mile 1st place overall
May: Parkside 1-mile 1st place overall

2008
July: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall May: Parkside 1-mile 1st place overall

2007
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall
May: Parkside 1-mile 1st place overall

2006
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall

2005
July: Trans Tahoe Relay 1st place overall

2001
July: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall

1995
July: Minnetonka Challenge 8K 1st place overall

Pool Swimming Career[edit]

George holds the FINA Masters World Record for the 1500m freestyle (Long Course) for the 30-34 age group and the 35-39 age group (set August of 2014, again in May 2015, and again in August 2015), the US Masters American Record for the 40-44 age group (significantly faster than the World Record but not recognized as World Record because it was swum in a USA Swimming meet, not a US Masters Swimming meet), the 1500m freestyle (Short Course) for the 35-39 age group (set October of 2014,again in January 2015, and again in September 2015) and the 40-44 age group (January 2017), and the American Record for the 1000y & 1650y freestyle for the 35-39 age group (set November of 2014), the 1650y freestyle in the 40-44 age group (November 2016), and the 800m freestyle freestyle for the 35-39 age group (set September 2015) and the SCM 800m freestyle for the 40-44 age group (January 2017). She also holds the U.S. Masters Swimming Hour Postal Swim in the 35-39 age group, which is the longest distance done by any female masters swimmer of any age.

Master's Pool Competitions:
2017
May: American Record for 1500m Freestyle (LCM) during USA Swimming sanctioned meet (beat World Record by significant margin, but not eligible at USA Swimming sanctioned meet)
January: TOC Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 40-44 SCM (American Record at the 800 split for age group 40-44)

2016
November: Gladstone Masters 1650y Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 40-44
September: Mission Viejo Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM (800 American Record at 800 split)
August: U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 40-44 LCM
July: Pacific Masters Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 40-44
January: TOC Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM

2015
October: Air Capital Masters 1650y Freestyle: 1st place overall
September: Mission Viejo Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM (800 American Record at 800 split)
August: U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 LCM
July: Pacific Masters Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall
June: Minnesota Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall
May: Santa Clarita Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 LCM
May: Santa Clara Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 35-39 LCM
January: TOC Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM

2014
November: Kansas City Masters 1650y Freestyle: 1st place overall and American Record for Age Group 35-39 SCY
October: Mission Viejo Masters 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 SCM
August: U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall and World Record for Age Group 35-39 LCM
June: Pacific Masters Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall

2013
June: Pacific Masters Championships 1500m Freestyle: 1st place overall

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