Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday in Santa Cruz

Lezlee, Gabor, Joel, Betty, Gus, me, Nicole (My parents were there too)
I spent Saturday morning swimming around the Santa Cruz Pier with friends and together we raised more than $3K for the Half Moon Bay "No Strings Attached Breakfast" Program
(The event raised $40K with 50(?) swimmers).

The water was not warm, but the air temp probably made the spectators colder than I felt in the water.

Plenty of great ducks (I'll link/post picks of them as I find them).
Yes, I got to pull one! (Joels duck was not satisfied with its Thanksgiving swim in HMB)

Chris didn't get to swim this year, but he still drove over and paddled his outrigger canoe next to Nicole and me.
Trying to stay warm before the start.  Where's Nicole?  Check out Gabors cool Super Duck.
I'm still swimming with (very long) fins - I may have to from now on - but so happy to be out in the salt water with the gang.

Thanks Mom and Dad for making the trip and for hauling our towels/clothes from the start to the finish.

Note:  Joel kicked the 1 mile despite having heart surgery less than two weeks ago.  What a stud!  (Now you know one of the reasons I don't whine very often.)


  1. WOOO HOOOOOOO!!! How exciting, John!!! Would love to see pics of the ducks!!! I am glad the event seemed to raise a nice hunk of money too. You look great! Plz say hi to your folks for me.

  2. Wow...was a month ago. I check fairly often. Hope all is well!