quinta-feira, 20 de agosto de 2015

First Monterey Bay Relay Crossing To Be Attempted by WOWSA

Courtesy of WOWSAHuntington Beach, California.

Five men will attempt the first relay crossing of cold, jellyfish-strewn Monterey Bay and will set off in the early morning of August 22nd.

Three members of the team, Paul Reynolds, Frank Reynolds and Thomas Dietrich have been key members of NCAA water polo team championships at University of California Berkeley and UCLA, but all team members are avid watermen who are comfortable with the obstacles they will face in Monterey Bay.

Their chosen course is 26 miles (42 km) where they will face cool waters and smacks of countless jellyfish.

The current record for fastest Monterey Bay crossing was set by Patti Bauernfeind at 13 hours in 2014. The first recorded crossing was by Cindy Cleveland in 15 hours 21 minutes in 1980. Kim Rutherford completed the third solo non-wetsuit swim in 2014 in 22 hours 6 minutes and Bruckner Chase completed a wetsuit swim in 2010.

The team is raising funds for the Lewy Body Dementi Association that afflicted Frank and Paul’s grandfather, Frank Reynolds I. Their fund-raising site is 

Thomas Dietrich, Frank Reynolds, Paul Reynolds, Joe Schertler, Michael Scharf, and coach/captain Peter Albers will depart Capitola at 3 am on August 22nd and plan to finish at Lover’s Point sometime between 2:00-3:30pm that Sunday afternoon. The quartet, coached by Pete Albers, can be tracked 
here on the Swim Monterey Bay website.

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