Three Alums, Loyola Newcomer Complete Chesapeake Bay Swim

June 10, 2014

STEVENSVILLE, Md. - Three Loyola University Maryland alumni and Alden Bauman, who will be a freshman for the Greyhounds' swimming and diving next year, completed the 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Sunday morning.

The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim is one of America's premier open water swim challenges. The race starts from the shores of Sandy Point State Park, about five miles northeast of Annapolis and extends eastward between the two spans of the William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge (commonly known as the Bay Bridge). The finish line is immediately south of the Bridge's eastern shore causeway on Kent Island.

Bauman, who recently graduated from Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Maryland was the second female to finish the swim and 19th overall, completing the open-water course in 1-hour, 43-minutes and 41-seconds.

Mark Kren '95

Mark Kren '95 and Greg Naleski '95 swam together and finished in 2:12.41 and 2:13.46, respectively, to place 160th and 164th overall and 35th and 37th in the 40-44-year-old category.

Tracey Wells '97 competed in the 1-mile swim and took 20th overall among women and third in her 35-39-year-old category with a time of 22:27.