Successful Bonifacio crossing by New Waves swimmers from WWS
The Bonifacio Channel swim performed by Anaya (13) and Mitali Khanzode (17), Saumitr Dikhit (15), Hana Lip (17) and Riley Lim (17) on June 27, 2019 was the culmination of 9 months of preparation that began in October of 2018. From October through December of 2018, The 5 athletes took on a light training schedule to test their commitment to this venture. The families and coaches wanted tot make sure the kids would be able to manage their time effectively enough to take on a 4-month training program that would coincide with the most difficult time in their school year. Satisfied that the the kids would be able to time manage, Water World Swim coaches Kathy Winkler, Jake Glodowski and Michael Lockwood designed a training program that would begin in Early March and continue, to June 26; one day prior to their event.