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Kirsten Reid


Kirsten Reid aka Kgirl is a wild and open water swimmer, she is an adventurous strong and beautiful woman in her 50s. A competitive Swimmer and certified coach, Kirsten also prom ones body and age diversity. 

USMS Levels 1 & 2 Certified Masters Coach

She grew up age group swimming in western MA, and won the HS state championships in 3 events as a sophomore going on to swim and row at Brown University. Kirsten is now an avid open water swimmer.


With an M. Ed. and a certified masters swim coach Kirsten excited trains, mentors and blogs to share her 10 years of open water expertise with anyone who would like to learn how to unlock their potential for swimming smarter and faster.

Kirsten has won many competitions such races as Peaks to Portland and the Nubble Light Challenge.

In 2018 Angelika Buettner captured Kirsten's physique, grace and body positive attitude in images for her upcoming book, I Am: "We were going wild in the wild waters in CT after a huge storm. Result. Stunning images with Kirsten looking like the Niagara Falls."

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Boston Harbor Islands SwimRun

Cork Distance Week

Peaks to Portland

Casco Bay Islands SwimRun

Bermuda Round the Sound 10k




Bermuda Round the Sound 10k - 1st woman 40-59/8th OA

Casco Bay Islands SwimRun - (SC) 2nd women's team/7th OA

Peaks to Portland ME 2.4 mi - 2nd woman




Casco Bay Islands SwimRun - 10 mi Run|4 mi Swim
Peaks to Portland ME 2.4 mi - 2nd woman




Bermuda Round the Sound 10k - 1st woman 40-59
Swim for Life Provincetown - 1st woman, 2nd OA
Sebago Lake 10-mile Crossing
Misery Challenge 3 mile - 1st woman
Kingdom Swim 6 mile - 1st woman (skin)
Mashpee Super Swim 3 mile - 3rd woman




FINA World Masters Champ Montreal - 3k OW - 4th 45-49

USMS Lake Placid 2 mi Cable National Champ- 2nd 45-49


Peaks to Portland ME 2.4 mile - 1st woman

Nubble Light Challenge ME 2.4 mile - 1st woman

Sharkfest Boston MA 1500 meter - 1st woman (tie)


Bermuda Round the Sound 2k - 1st woman


(shoulder surgery)


2009-2010 FINA World Top 10 800, 1500 free
NE Record, 800, 1500, 1650 free 40-44

US Top 10 One Hour Postal Swim - 4830 yards

Save the Bay RI 1.7 mile - 2nd woman

Nubble Light Challenge ME 2.4 mile - 2nd woman


Other Top Finishes

Landshark Amesbury MA

Great Chesapeake Bay Swim VA 4.4m

Kingdom Swim VT 5k

Salem MA Swim & Fin 1m, 3m Salem MA

Wild Fish 1m 2 Bridges NY 2.5k

Big Shoulders Chicago IL 5k

Bermuda Round the Sound 2k, 4k, 7.5k

Wayland MA 3m Merrimack River Lowell MA 2m

KBIA Cove Kennebunk ME 1m

Against the Tide Hopkinton MA 1m


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