Ocean Fever With Newcomers and Up-and-Comers At Seal Beach

Ocean Fever With Newcomers and Up-and-Comers At Seal Beach

Coach Romina Caristo Gorordo (second from right) at Seal Beach
Newcomers and Up-and-Comers At Seal Beach
Courtesy of Romina Caristo, Seal Beach, California. For 50 years since 1969, Scott Weir has participated in the Seal Beach Annual Rough Water Swim as a competitor, coach or announcer.  Yesterday’s event was a walk down memory lane as many race alumni showed up to celebrate the 50th edition. 41-year-old Romina Caristo of Redondo Beach, coach of Ocean Fever, summarized the event, “The races were awesome. I was happy to be able to keep up with some of those 13 years old girls in the 1-mile race.  Our team did well.  Nelson finished 8th, I was 14th among the women.   Lauren and Rylee also did great, still learning about sighting, but they were super happy. We also cheered for David Neilan and his paddler Paige, Kevin and Coach Steve Hyde, and Andy Hoover from SCAQ.  I was proud of my small crew today. It is hard to believe that Nelson was 50 pounds heavier last year and couldn’t finish half a mile by this time of the year and he has plans to swim the 10 km Redondo Beach Coastal Challenge in October.” Copyright © 2008-2019 by World Open Water Swimming Association