There is nothing like a dip in the usually cold ocean — in this case Penobscot Bay — to get the blood flowing and that was the case for many hardy swimmers who participated in the annual Rockland Breakwater Swim Aug. 28 in Rockland Harbor.

The event attracted 33 swimmers, who swam either wearing wetsuits or not and covered 1.6-mile or 3.2-mile distances.

The individual results from each division were:

Women’s 1.6-mile non-wetsuit  — 1, Susan Knight, 40, Kennebunk, 42:32; 2, Diane Tyler, 47, Round Pound, 47:24; and 3, Pattie DeMaria, 32, Portland, 1:10:06.

Women’s 1.6-mile wetsuit — 1, Christine Pasterczyk, 43, Cambridge, Mass., 46:37; 2, Kristin Nelson, 38, Camden, 46:43; 3, Eliot Bikales, 48, Portland, 48:14; 4, Shannon Thompson, 42, Lincolnville, 53:59; 5, Jennifer O’Connor, 42, Portland, 56:26; 6, Tracy Carroll, 53, Scarborough, 1:02:03; and 7, Kathy McGuire, 57, New York, N.Y., 1:17:28.

Men’s 1.6-mile non-wetsuit — 1, Rob Benson, 41, Mount Desert Island, 35:40 (broke division record, previously held by Son Nguyen of Scarborough, by 10 minutes); 2, Adam Gaulin, 21, Belfast, 45:36; 3, Nguyen, 30, Scarborough, 47:46; 4, Joe Zrioka, 50, Brunswick, 48:16; and 5, Johnny Kosnow, 56, Thomaston, 1:23:25.

Men’s 1.6-mile wetsuit — 1, Mike LePage, 54, Cumberland, 38:44; 2, John Shumadine, 42, Portland, 39:23; 3, Donald Sorterup, 43, Tiverton, R.I., 46:48; 4, Phil Simon, 43, Potland, 47:47; 5, Derek Cerjanec, 59, Falmouth, 48:08; and 6, Adrian Moran, 42, Portland, 50:32.

Women’s 3.2-mile non-wetsuit — 1, Elaine Howley, 32, Waltham, Mass., 1:31:11.

Women’s 3.2-mile wetsuit — 1, Andrea Wilhelm, 30, Lincolnville, 1:24:44; 2, Bridget Convey, 39, Hallowell, 1:28:59; 3, Wendy Ward, 40, Steep Falls, 1:46:40; and 4, Amy Rolnick, 47, Portland, 1:51:36.

Men’s 3.2-mile non-wetsuit — 1, Brad Vear, 55, Amherst, N.H., 1:29:19 (set overall record for division).

Men’s 3.2-mile wetsuit — 1, Sam Manhart, 41, Hampden, 1:12:12; 2, Maury McKinny, 50, New Hampshire, 1:14:00; 3, Jeff Goldman, 33, Pownal, 1:28:56; 4, Stephen Tavella, 50, Brattleboro, Vt., 1:29:25; 5, John Gale, 54, Portland, 1:42:53; and 6, John Williamson, 49, Portland, 1:43:57,

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