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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Gary Workman Lives Up To His Name

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Gary Workman has a fan base at the finish of the 2-mile Alcatraz Classic for the Fastest. His son was on an Oru Kayak and his daughters and friends were on shore, cheering away.

"We were so excited," said Laura (15 on left) and Sarah (18 on right of dad above). "We didn't know where he was or what we were looking at, except we knew he wasn't swimming with a wetsuit.

It is so cool, we are so proud of him. He is a little crazy, we know

Crazy...and a pro. The 52-year-old swimmer from Cupertino, California can now call himself a professional swimmer after winning US$500 for being the first skins (bioprene) swimmer at the 2-mile Alcatraz Classic for the Fastest.

The 55°F (12.7°C) water didn't faze dad at all. While the other swimmers and his family were huddled in blankets under cloudy skies, Workman was living up to his name, helping out when and when he could after the race. "It was great, water was nice and my son was out there in a kayak."

For the overall race results, visit here.

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