Tag: Robert Placak

Bob’s Birthday Boy In Berryessa

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What goes around, comes around in the open water. 12 years ago, Bob Placak woke up at 5:45 am ready to drive to the Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim in northern California that annually draws several hundreds of masters swimmers. Placak had been competing in Lake Berryessa since 1985. But his wife Graciela

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Like Father, Like Son

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 11-year-old Robert Placak had repeatedly asked his father and brothers for advice. He wanted reassurances and enjoyed the camaraderie of doing something together with his father and brothers. They were all tremendously excited to do the 2015 RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco Bay. But father and race

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