Sep 292015
 

It was the final weekend for official open water swims in Pacific Masters. Once again the Swymnuts rose to the occasion and showed their stuff. We had 6 Swymnuts and a soon-to-be Swymnut enter and complete their swims. A special congratulations to Brad Beach and Amy Probst with their first ever open water competition! Nicole Cibellis is our soon to be NUT and she posted a very fast half mile wetsuit swim, placing first in her age group, also a first time open water swim for her. She’s got a background as a 500 freestyler, so you can bet I’ve already begun casting my “swim meet charms” to her.

I think I was most proud to have all three pools represented at this swim. We had Sue August and Nance Rosencranz representing the JCC contingent (and Nicole is from there as well). We had Brad Beach representing the IVC group. We had Mary Piel, Amy Probst and Mary Sackett representing our Lucas Valley 5:30 swimmers. We only missed out on our 8:15 LV group and that’s because one of the swimmers who had signed up was sick.

Lots and lots of photos are posted on our team SmugMug page which you can find here. Here are a few to whet your whistle along with our tally of all the open water swim results for the Swymnuts in 2015.

2015 Open Water Results

Scoping out the course Amy, Mary P, Mary S, Nicole

Scoping out the course Amy, Mary P, Mary S, Nicole

Map of the Course Info

Map of the Course Info

Mary S, Amy P, Mary P pre-race

Mary S, Amy P, Mary P pre-race

Nicole C finishing fast!

Nicole C finishing fast!

Amy P looking good - finishing up her 1 mile

Amy P looking good – finishing up her 1 mile

Brad Beach wrapping up his .5 mile swim

Brad Beach wrapping up his .5 mile swim

Sue August with the end of the 1-mile

Sue August with the end of the 1-mile

Mary Piel running in after her 2-mile swim

Mary Piel running in after her 2-mile swim

The beginning of the race

The beginning of the race

Nance R and Amy P were just 3 seconds apart at the finish of the 1-mile

Nance R and Amy P were just 3 seconds apart at the finish of the 1-mile

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