Bona Fide Barraesque

Bona Fide Barraesque

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

There are a handful of people in the open water swimming world who are universally admired and respected for their accomplishments, efforts, and solo swims, but even more so for their leadership, knowledge, and passion. From Ned Denison to Lynne Cox, Kevin Murphy to Keri-Anne Payne, Melissa Gorman to Thomas Lurz, Dr. Jim Miller to Jim McConica, these individuals are iconic role models in the sport who inspire and educate, volunteer and organize, write and compete. Their achievements motivate others to aspire to higher levels while they share their time and talents with others.

They are all, in a word, Barraesque.

U.S. Masters Swimming published a cover story by Suzanne Sataline on David Barra called Positively Obsessed. Sataline writes, “Barra, one of the most admired and prolific amateur marathon swimmers in the country, is a man obsessed. As a swimmer, volunteer, and race organizer, he’s dedicated to pursuing his passion for open water while introducing others to the wonders that await amid the waves…

Read more about Barra here in SWIMMER Magazine.

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