By George, The Alcatraz Sharkfest

By George, The Alcatraz Sharkfest

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

George Horvath defended his title at yesterday’s 1.5-mile Alcatraz Sharkfest® in San Francisco, California.

The blazing fast pool swimmer from the Aquazot Swim Club in Irvine won the neoprene division in 30:32 over 682 other swimmers while Erin Frizzell finished 11th overall winning the women’s division.

Baratte Collin (31:30) and Heather Smith (36:32) were the fastest swimmers in the bioprene division that had 130 swimmers brave the cool San Francisco Bay waters.

The beginning of the race was so chaotic with so many bodies thrashing around,” recalls the 15-year-old winner. “I had to swim past at least 50 people to get to the front of the pack – I got slammed a couple times as I swam past people.

It was so much harder than last year – the water was throwing me around and I had to swim diagonally to keep going in the right direction because of the strong current. I was so relieved when I got to the entrance between the two piers because I could finally see the finish
.”

Male Neoprene Division Results:
1 George Horvath 15, 30:32 [shown on left]
2 Hanno Rosner 15, 31:11
3 David Lowengrub 14, 32:20
4 Brent Blackman 43, 32:31
5 Jeffrey Pearson 54, 32:42

Female Neoprene Division Results and Overall Placing:
11 Erin Frizzell 27, 34:18
12 Kayla Homan 16, 34:33
26 Celeste Brandon 30, 36:41
34 Tori Dettloff 19, 37:44
37 Amber Prestegard 32, 37:58

Male Bioprene Division Results:
1 Baratte Collin 23, 31:30
2 Michael Magee 24, 34:52
3 Greg Lendahl 45, 35:09
4 Bryan Buck 51, 35:59
5 David Boudreau 55, 36:26

Female Bioprene Division Results and Overall Placing:
6 Heather Smith 18, 36:32
13 Isabella Back 14, 38:23
17 Barbara Goodwin 49, 39:26
18 Erin Bakey Brown 45, 39:46
21 Michael Flaherty 38, 40:28

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