Tag: Alcatraz Classic for the Fastest

Jessica Reiter Does A Double Take

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Jessica Reiter is doubling up on things in her life. The energetic 21-year-old is not only completing a double major in International Relations and Political Science at the University of California Davis, but she also spends time coaching students at school and older adults and younger children in San

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Scott Garrison Heats Up To The Cold

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Scott Garrison was shivering from head to toe; his hands were very cold to the touch and his teeth kept chattering long after the race was over, but his heart was filled with joy. The 61-year-old Bakersfield, California native was in San Francisco for his annual Alcatraz crossing. "Oh, this [Alcatraz

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Graham Schmelzer Takes A Break And Wins

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Graham Schmelzer took out time from his busy age group water polo season and high school swim season and homework obligations to win Saturday's 2-mile Alcatraz Classic for the Fastest in San Francisco Bay. Overall times inclusive of both neoprene and bioprene swimmers: 1 Graham Schmelzer (wetsuit) 32:54.7

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Gary Workman Lives Up To His Name

Gary Workman Lives Up To His Name Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gary Workman has a fan base at the finish of the 2-mile Alcatraz Classic for the Fastest. His son was on an Oru Kayak and his daughters and friends were on shore, cheering away. "We were so excited," said Laura (15 on left) and Sarah (18 on right of dad above). "We

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Danika Thompson, Water Woman Wins

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Danika Thompson may not view herself as a pure swimmer, but she is certainly a water woman. The 22-year-old lifeguard and former water polo player from San Clemente, California surfs, competes in paddle boarding both SUP and 10'6" prone paddling, surf skis, and does biathlons and lifeguard competitions in

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Two Generations, Before And After

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Nader Radjy and his daughter Yasmin Radjy were walking along Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, California when he decided that he wanted to see what the Dolphin Club in Aquatic Park was all about. The father and daughter knocked at the door of the Dolphin Club and were given a tour, eventually becoming

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