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Mark Warkentin

Hometown: California
Gender: Male

About Mark

Given Mark Warkentin’s motto “the longer the race, the better,” it is no surprise he is one of the USA’s long distance elite. His career achievements include two US 25K wins, a championship in the US Open Water Grand Prix, and 10K Championship gold. Time Magazine selected him as one of the “100 Olympic Athletes To Watch” in Beijing, where he finished 8th in the inaugural 10K event. A Santa Barbara resident, Mark prepared for the Beijing at altitude in the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. He was a four-time All-American at USC, where he graduated with a degree in communications, and is currently the UC Santa Barbara meet announcer.

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Swim History

Swim History (Non-NYCSWIM Events)

EventDateTimeDistPlaceStatusCertLocationType
Semana Nautica07/07/1218:271 M3ApprovedSanta BarbaraOWS
Distance Swim Challenge10/16/104:09:1212.6 M1ApprovedManhattan BeachOWS

National/International Swim Competition History

NameDateTimeDistancePlaceCityUS StateCountry
Nite Moves Week #17 200908/26/0900:12:35:001K2 Los AngelesCAUnited States
Olympic Games08/21/0801:52:13:0010 k8 Shunyi China
Catfish Open Water Swim 200807/20/0800:20:57:301.2M1 CupertinoCAUnited States
Open Water World Championships05/08/0805:04:01:0625K2 Seville Spain
FINA Open Water World Championships05/04/0801:53:37:0110 K7 Seville Spain
La Jolla Rough Water Swim 200709/10/0700:54:17:003Miles2 San DiegoCAUnited States
La Jolla Rough Water Swim 200709/09/0700:18:49:001Mile2 La JollaCAUnited States
FINA 10km marathon swimming World Cup06/18/0701:55:54:0010km3 London United Kingdom
FINA Open Water World Championships03/25/0705:20:42:0125 K4 Melbourne Australia
12th World Swimming Championships03/21/0701:56:15:2810K20 Melbourne Australia
12th World Swimming Championships03/18/0700:57:39:055k17 Melbourne Australia
Marathon Open Water Swimming World Cup09/19/0601:26:49:0010K1 BELEM Brazil
USA Swimming/Swimming Canada World Team Trials06/06/0605:01:34:0025K1 Fort Myers BeachFLUnited States
USA Swimming 10K Open Water Championships06/04/0601:50:16:0010K3 Fort Myers BeachFLUnited States
USA Swimming 5K Open Water National Championships06/02/0600:53:34:025K3 Fort Myers BeachFLUnited States
Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships08/10/9900:15:31:631500M2 MinneapolisMNUnited States
Phillips 66 Nationals08/06/9900:08:02:20800M3 MINNEAPOLISMNUnited States
Janet Evans Invitational07/16/9900:08:15:63800M5 Los AngelesCAUnited States
National Swimming Championships04/01/9900:15:43:941500M4 East MeadowNYUnited States
FINA Swimming World Cup Championships12/05/9800:15:29:961500M6 COLLEGE STATIONTXUnited States
FINA Swimming World Cup Championships12/03/9800:03:55:50400M6 COLLEGE STATIONTXUnited States
U.S. Open Swimming Championship12/02/9500:15:37:521500M2 AurburnALUnited States

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Articles and Press Releases

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Meyer making a splash06/27/09ArticleThe Ithaca JournalDan Sweeney Henry David Thoreau used Walden Pond as inspiration for "Walden; Or, Life in the Woods," a classic p
Olympic dreams: Six USC swimmers go for the Gold04/27/99ArticleU. Southern CaliforniaYing LeGrowing up, virtually every child dreams of competing in the Olympics. For six University of Souther
United States picks up five medals in pool07/04/99ArticleThe Associated PressHOWARD FENDRICHMark Warkentin trains for swimming's equivalent of the marathon. On Sunday, he did a fair impression
Surprise wins at Games ArticleThe Gazette  Mark Warkentin trains for swimming's equivalent of the marathon. Yesterday, he did a fair impression
American Warkentin on course for five golds07/05/99ArticleAgence France Presse  American Mark Warkentin put himself on course to make history at the World Student Games when he won
U.S. swimmer is good as gold07/05/99ArticleMilwaukee Journal Sentinel  Swimming in the 200-meter freestyle at an international event for the first time, Mark Warkentin of
Olympic swimmer joins USC squad in nick of time11/01/00ArticleU. Southern CaliforniaJason DavidIt's hard to talk about your own talents when you're underwater, but USC freshman freestyler Klete K
Something to shout about06/07/06ArticleThe News-Press Annabelle TometichAll that the 15 swimmers had to do during Tuesday's USA Swimming Open Water National Championships r
In the wild world of open water swimming, almost anything goes05/19/07ArticleThe Associated PressBETH HARRISA kick here, a shove there. Bodies crash together in turns. And watch out for those stinging jellyfi
Dolphin Man07/12/07ArticleSanta Barbara Independent Zant, JohnMark Warkentin's Open-Ocean Quest for the Beijing Olympics Mark Warkentin is a rare human being w
Open Water Swimmers Make Waves In Beijing08/18/08ArticleNational Public Radio SCOTT SIMONFrom NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Scott Simon, manning the decks for Michele, Meliss
Swimming from here to Beijing09/11/06ArticleThe San Diego Union-TribuneMichelle DeCrescenzoOpen water swimming makes its debut in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Mark Warkentin is doing everyt
Who's Going to the Olympics?07/10/08ArticleSanta Barbara IndependentZant, JohnA Rundown on the Plight of Former and Current Santa Barbarans to Reach Beijing Srimming has tradi
Endurance test05/22/07ArticleThe News-Press (Fort Myers, Florida) Annabelle Tometich Slathered in sunscreen and hydrated to excess, 10 swimmers set off from the Lynn Hall Pier on Fort M
Golden West's Cail has a nice workout06/19/98ArticleOrange County RegisterDAVID OSTERMANA pair of high school swimmers turned the first day of the Swim Meet of Champions into a workout Th
Former Reed swimmer making waves in open water06/15/06ArticleReno Gazette-JournalJim KrajewskiScott Kaufmann has his sights set on earning a spot on the United States open water swim team for th
Happy victory at Evans meet07/07/95ArticleOrange County Register MONTY PHANWhen the Santa Barbara Swim Club's Mark Warkentin found out Chad Carvin, the fastest qualifier in t
Crippen double trouble in water09/10/07ArticleThe San Diego Union-Tribune Even if it meant seemingly taking a wrong turn, Fran Crippen decided to follow the leader and defend
Olympian's toughest test: The omelet bar07/29/08ArticleUSA TODAYDan FriedellFirst person Staying disciplined in Singapore Olympic swimmer Mark Warkentin arrived at breakf
U.S. Open Water Swimming: Lely's Stephenson survives match-up with the big boys10/21/07ArticleNaples Daily NewsSCOTT HOTARDHarry Stephenson's friends might have spent the day watching football. That's cool -- you know, if y
A week to remember for young Benjamin08/03/08ArticleThe Straits Times  For every afternoon the past week, swimming fans would gather at the poolside at the Singapore Islan
Open-water champion closer to Olympic goal10/22/07ArticleThe News-Press Glenn Miller Mark Warkentin threw his arms over his head in an exultant moment Sunday morning where the waters of
SWIMMING Ready to make waves Warkentin looks for gold in the new open-water event08/20/08ArticleThe Denver PostJohn Henderson BEIJING - True story about the new Olympic sport of open-water swimming: Mark Warkentin, the U.S. ch
U.S. picks up 5 medals in pool07/05/99ArticleCOMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS Mark Warkentin trains for swimming's equivalent of the marathon. On Sunda
Take a Splash in the Hudson River12/31/07ArticleU.S. News & World ReportKatherine HobsonIn the marathon event of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, athletes will bunch tightly together, refuel at
Meet 11 Olympic Contenders and Their Favorite Workouts08/04/08ArticleU.S. News & World ReportKatherine HobsonDeena Kastor can run a marathon at a pace of about five minutes and 30 seconds per mile. Fencer Keet
Carrawell, Haywood help U.S. to victory07/05/99ArticleNews and Observer FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTSPALMA DE MALLORCA, Balearic Islands -- Duke's Chris Carrawell scored six of the United States' first
Pine earns two swimming golds for Australia07/07/99ArticleAgence France Presse  Two golds in the space of half an hour for Adam Pine gave the Australian swimming team something to
CAVALIERS NAME WITTMAN AS HEAD COACH07/08/99ArticleThe Philadelphia InquirerCOMPILED BY THE INQUIRER STAFFThe Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday named Randy Wittman, a career assistant with no head coaching expe
Strokes of genius04/20/99ArticleVentura County StarEd ZintelHis poetry is a work in progress. At a small Ventura coffeehouse late at night last week, Ian Pricha
WATERED DOWN? NOT THIS SWIMMING EVENT; 03/21/07ArticleThe Baltimore SunCOMPILED FROM WIRE AND WEB REPORTS So how much better would swimming be if Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe could have kicked at each othe
United States picks up five medals in pool07/04/99ArticleAssociated Press WorldstreamHOWARD FENDRICHMark Warkentin trains for swimming's equivalent of the marathon. On Sunday, he did a fair impression
Catching Up With Mark Warkentin 10/29/07Article Jason Marsteller PHOENIX, Arizona, October 29. MARK Warkentin, the winner of the 2007 USA Swimming Open Water World C
Warkentin wins 2 golds, smashes freestyle mark; Nall finishes fourth in 200 breaststroke; University Games07/06/99ArticleASSOCIATED PRESS PALMA DE MALLORCA, Balearic Islands -- Olympic hopeful Mark Warkentin picked up two more golds yeste
Warkentin picks up fourth gold of games07/07/99ArticleAssociated Press WorldstreamHOWARD FENDRICHU.S. swimmer Mark Warkentin captured his fourth gold medal of the University Games with a comfortabl
SOUTHERN SECTION SWIMMING;05/16/98ArticleLos Angeles TimesMICHAEL LAZARUSMark Warkentin of Santa Barbara San Marcos and Jamie Cail of Huntington Beach Marina specialize in d
Things are going swimmingly for U.S. in University Games07/05/99ArticleThe San Diego Union-TribuneFROM NEWS SERVICESSanta Barbara's Mark Warkentin, swimming in the 200-meter freestyle at an international event for th
'Cheesy' T-shirt inspires swimmer08/21/08ArticleUSA TODAYVicki MichaelisAt least, Mark Warkentin got the T-shirt. The only U.S. man competing in the new Olympic event of
U.S. finally finds success out of pool07/09/99ArticleThe Associated PressHOWARD FENDRICHThe American swimmers at the University Games and their coaches aren't bashful about the team's stan
Olympic dreams: Six USC swimmers go for the Gold04/27/99ArticleU. Southern CaliforniaYing LeGrowing up, virtually every child dreams of competing in the Olympics. For six University of Souther
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Manhattan Island Marathon Record Attempt (09/10/2010)
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Stoychev and Warkentin even in the Hudson
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Mark Warkentin celebrates winning the 25K race, securing a spot as the United States #1 swimmer at the upcoming world championships. From 2006 National Open Water Festival.
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Beijing before Opening Ceremonies with teammates.
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Mark with George Bush at the Beijing Olympics
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Mark with Kobe Bryant at the Beijing Olympics
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Mark after becoming the USA Swimming National 25K Champion. :)
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