2016 Michele Memorial Swim & Paddle

2016 Michele Memorial Swim & Paddle

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Michele Daschbach Fast was an American swimmer who grew up in Atherton, California and was the youngest of six children. The University of California Santa Barbara graduate met her husband Patrick in college and raised their 3 children in Seal Beach.

She swam every morning in Seal Beach, touching everyone she met in and out of the water with a sense of humor and genuine smile.

Shockingly, she was killed by a mass murderer while waiting in a beauty salon in Seal Beach in 2011.

The Michele Memorial Swim & Paddle is an around-the-pier charity swim in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, organized by her brother Rooney Daschbach.

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