Keep Your Head Up In The Open Water

Keep Your Head Up In The Open Water

The Oak Streakers, an open water swimming pod based out of Laguna Beach, California, have a tradition of doing special or tough ocean workouts when one of their members has a birthday.

Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association board member Lynn Kubasek issued a Wilson Workout for this weekend where the ocean swimmers have to swim out to the Laguna Beach buoy with a ball, swimming head-up water polo style. Given the oncoming ocean swells, the birthday swim will not be easy.

The theme is to swim a ball around the Main Beach buoy and back. It can be solo or as a team. It is non-competitive and all in the spirit of fun. I will bring extra balls…Wilson’s relatives. Swimmers are welcome to bring their own balls. This will be fun! Woo Hoo!

Note: Wilson is a sporting goods company that manufactures all kinds of balls. The Oak Streakers have adopted a washed-up volleyball as their mascot when it was found on the beach in the distant past.

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