February 18, 2017
The winner and only swimmer to complete the out of cove course said this was the hardest swim he’s ever done. Conditions were not the same as they were during the test swim: the ebb created a strong back eddy that acted like a flood, making it very difficult to swim beyond the start of the breakwater on the outside, so all swimmers after the first were directed to swim inside the breakwater. Many made strong efforts but eventually were pulled. As such, all but the swimmer who was pulled in the first 15 minutes were given credit for a qualifying swim.
Our neighbors at SERC were in the water at the same time and helped with our swimmers, as we helped them with theirs. Thank you SERC. When the risk becomes high, rivalries are put aside. Good job to all!
Marcus Auerbuch, Holly Baskin, Jon Bielinski, John Blackman, Laura Burtch-Zovickian, Barry Christian, Jay Dean, Marianne Dean, Paul DuBois, Reuben Hechanova, Terry Horn, Davis Ja, Douglas James, Gavin Jefferies, Brian Kiernan, Aniko Kurczinak, Maggie Lonergan, Tom McCall, Mikhail Melnikov, Rick O’Hara, John Robiola, Diane Walton, David Zovickian
Andrea Allen, Lauren Au, Michael Barber, Lindsay Boswell, Bill Burke, Robert Callan Jr., Andrew Cassidy, Scott Cauchois,Ken Coren, Amanda Ernzer, Yossi Ettinger, Sue Garfield, Christopher Germain, Brian Gilbert, Byron Harbour, Rich Haymes, Tom Hunt, Timothy Kreutzen, Susan Lauritzen, Michaelynn Meyers, Marcy Michael, Andrea Morgan, Peter Neubauer, David Nosrati, Will Powning, Jamie Robinson, Polly Rose, Aaron Rosenthal, Gina Rus, Stephen Schatz, Sibylle Scholz, Kathleen Sheridan, Eric Shupert, Deb Sullivan, Tommaso Trinonfi, Janice Wood
Andrew Cassidy, Charlie Cross, Joe Illick, Hal Offen, Joseph Omran, John Blackman, Adam Eilath, Terry Horn, Brian Kiernan, Aniko Kurczinak, Tom McCall, Tom Neill, Diane Walton
*only swimmer to finish original course outside of the breakwater