Largest Open Water Swimming Race on the East Coast Comes to Delaware
After two years of cancelations due to weather, DelMoSports, the group known for creating amazing and award-winning athletic experiences, is looking forward to welcoming swimmers from around the country to the Inaugural Escape to Lewes Open Water Classic 3-Mile and Dolphin Escape 1 Miler presented by Inspira Health Network on Saturday, September 30th.
Nowhere on the East Coast exists such a powerful combination of elements in one athletic event: the ingenuity of DelMoSports event production, the scenic backdrop of Cape Henlopen State Park, and the added thrill of leaping off a massive Cape May Lewes Ferry vessel to begin the races. The Escape to Lewes Open Water Classic and Dolphin Escape 1 Miler is sure to become an instant favorite among the thrill-seeking, competitively-driven swimming community. It’s the first-ever event of its kind to be held in Delaware and the largest open water swim on the East Coast. In fact, it is so special that even World Championship Gold Medalist and TYR Sport swimmer, Ashley Twichell will be taking the plunge!
“I am extremely excited to be competing in this year’s Escape to Lewes Open Water Classic,” said Twichell. “I’ve competed in open water races all over the world, but this is already gearing up to be one of my favorites! I’m looking forward to such a unique event, and participating with so many others who share the same love for open water that I do!”
Twichell has been a part of the USA Swimming National Team for the past 7 years and is a 4 time World Championship Medalist and 5 time National Champion. She will be one of hundreds of athletes participating in the event put together by DelMoSports – the most award winning triathlon production company in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2016, DelMoSports received 3 of 4 Athlete’s Choice Awards at the Triathlon Business International Conference. IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City received Best Large Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon received Best Small and Best Beginner Triathlon by TBI and Best Kid’s Race by Competitor.com. Every event organized by DelMoSports features a challenging course, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have World Champion Ashley Twichell joining us in Lewes, DE on Sept 30th,” said Stephen Del Monte, Founder and CEO of DelMoSports. “Our vision for this event is to be world class in every way, from our location in Lewes, DE, to our partnership with the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, and now hosting a world champion swimmer. We’re excited to welcome over 800 swimmers, including Ashley to the event!”
The Dolphin Escape 1 Miler is a USA Swimming sanctioned event and the 3 Mile Swim is both a USMS and WOWSA Sanctioned event. Swimmers of all ability levels will be able to test their skills in the events, which features wetsuit and non-wetsuit categories along with junior, masters, and triathlon club categories.
For more information about the event or to register, visit http://delmosports.com/events/escape-lewes-open-water-swim-classic
Lisa Johnson Communications
DelMoSports, LLC is a boutique race company founded in 2004, specializing in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Delaware. Their unique and award-winning events include IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, Escape to Lewes Open Water Swim Classic and Escape the Cape Triathlon, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor. Known for high quality, athlete-centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement, DelMoSports events provide challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families. www.delmosports.com