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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Out Of 5 Come 6

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

From a tiny, narrow 5-lane pool in San Rafael, California under the leadership of coach Marie McSweeney, a plethora of swimmers have emerged to tackle swims around the world.

Suzanne Heim-Bowen, Diana Abel, Suzie Dods, Kristine Buckley, Catherine DiPrete and Adam Engelskirchen are among those have successfully ventured from Tamalpais in California to the most famous channel in the world.

Coach McSweeney has also guided many Tamalpais Aquatic Masters swimmers to national and internationally ranking in the pool. The 24 Hour Swim Relay in SF race director Suzie Dods recalls, "We are based in lovely Marin County, but what's in the water that gets so many good swimmers out of such a small team?"

Passion and desire to begin with. Camaraderie and collegiality to sustain them. Hard work and commitment to seal the deal.

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