Blue70 Racing

Upcoming Races

02/25/2023 Frozen Hare 5k (pool)
03/12/2023 DelVal USMS Champs
04/14/2023 USMS Colonies Zones
07/25/2023 Lake Tahoe (True Width Solo)

Past Races

01/15/2023 Bill Heebner USMS Meet
12/17/2022 Frozen Hare 5k (pool)
11/12/2022 Frozen Hare 5k
09/18/2022 Steelman OWS 1st AG/6th Female
09/10/2022 Around the Island Swim 2nd AG
08/20/2022 Lake George Open Water Swim 1st AG
08/13/2022 Terry Laughlin 2-mile Cable Swim 2nd AG
06/12/2022 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim 4.4
08/21/2021 Lake George Open Water Swim 2nd AG
02/02/2020 Stephanie Walsh-Beilman Memorial SC Masters Meet 1st/2nd AG

Erica Flickinger

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Primary Discipline(s) Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming
Bucket List RaceLake Tahoe Length, 20 Bridges, Lake Windermere 2-way
Post-Race DrinkMost definitely a beer (after some mashed potatoes and possibly a cookie)
Off-Day ActivitySpending time with my husband, Dave, and our pup, Rusty!

Simply put, when I'm near water, I'm at my happiest!

When I was 7, I had a swimming lesson with "Sue" who helped me get over a fear of the water, and very soon after, I joined the summer swim team and never looked back.

After a short break following college, I returned the to pool in 2003 as a Masters Swimmer. Soon after, I jumped in to my first open water event: The Rainbow Channel Challenge. My wetsuit of choice was, of course, an "Ironman Wetsuit." I loved the suit, and I LOVED the swim.
Since then, I've been involved with masters swimming, triathlons, triathlon coaching, swim coaching, and in the last 12 years, open water marathon swimming.

Over the past few years, my training and racing has taken a bit of a backseat due to a back injury and starting a business; plus, our amazing pup, Rusty, has had his own health issues which have been our focus. During my marathon adventures, my husband normally acts as my kayaker, so I found a few shorter races towards the end of the 2022 season and it felt good to get back and jump in with both feet.

While Rusty's future is still uncertain, I'm still forging ahead with a plan for 2023, knowing very well that he is our priority, and it may mean postponing some adventures. However, as of now, I'm looking forward to swimming in the Finger Lakes, Tahoe, Willoughby, Lake George... all in preparation for some bigger, longer goals in 2024.