Will Swim (In Really Cold Water) For Food

Will Swim (In Really Cold Water) For Food

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Kelley Prebil is a shining example of the type of ocean swimmer who participates in the annual “Will Swim For Food“, a 1-mile pier swim in Santa Cruz, California to be held on December 13th.

The 1-mile swim around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is in 51-53ºF water – a big sacrifice for many – and is held to help raise funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank. “Our efforts will help alleviate hunger in our community; the timing couldn’t be better either during the holidays,” explains Prebil.

I’ve traveled a lot over the years and saw many hungry people in every country I’ve visited. We have people here at home who can’t afford food to eat. Food and nutrition is the basis of us being able to succeed in life. 53ºF is cold for me and I’m willing to do it to help them out alongside my fellow South End Rowing Club members. The process is fast, easy, and secure.”

To donate for Prebil’s efforts, visit here.

John Chapman talks about the event that raised more than US$75,000 last year:

Photo of Kelley Prebil by Jeff Enright.

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Steven Munatones