Blue70 Racing

Wanda Bogin

Holdeness, New Hampshire

Primary Discipline(s) Road Cycling / Criterium, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming, Aquabike, Hiking
Bucket List RaceIronman distance for Aqua Bike
Post-Race DrinkDon’t really have one... but that sounds like fun!
Off-Day ActivityI play the guitar and enjoy making music with my friends

I learned to swim, in 2016, at the age of 54, after a total knee replacement. I hit the water, for rehab, and began lessons with a coach, discovering an unknown passion! I joined a Masters’ Swim Team, and eventually, a Tri Team, and became an “athlete” for the first time in my life.

Enjoying the thrill of competition, I have podiumed in Tri Aqua Bike, 70.3 Ironman Relay, Masters’ Meets, and other events. Swimming has become my addiction!! I like to mix up experiences with various challenges, from the pool to open water races, including WOWSA’s 10K, Alcatraz, and others. In 2022, I participated for the first time in the USMS SCY Nationals.

I am a resident of New Hampshire, and am fortunate to spend my winters in California’s Coachella Valley. My work, as a Group Tour Planner & Director, has given me a chance to swim throughout the world. I’m obsessed with finding ways to be more efficient and faster.

I really enjoy being a part of (and being motivated by) the blueseventy racing team! I had the opportunity to meet members at races and through social media. The camaraderie and support, no matter the level of athlete, are truly special!
Some of my past races include:
Desert Triathlon 2019
Balboa to Newport Pier 2 Pier 2019
WOWSA 10K 2019
Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells - La Quinta 2019
Desert Triathlon 2020
Swim With A Mission 5K 2021
Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells - La Quinta 2021
USMS SCY Nationals 2022