• simangel
  • – Anaya’s First Alcatraz Swim, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • omar1
  • – Anaya’s First Alcatraz Swim, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • – Anaya’s First Alcatraz Swim, San Francisco, CA, USA

Young swimmers are making waves!

Water World Swim's New Wave swimmers have been making waves at our events! We are so proud to be a part of and impressed by their successes in the first events of the summer.

We held a special crossing for Mitali and Anaya. Anaya has been pushing hard to make it from Alcatraz to Aquatic Park unassisted.  This is a big goal and she wanted to achieve it before her 9th birthday.  On Saturday, June 14, she gave it her first shot.  Because of a strong ebb tide, she needed to be relocated (along with many adults) one time.  She did not give up and gave it another go on Friday, June 20.  We are all pleased to announce that she made it, completely unassisted!  Anaya is now the youngest girl to make the crossing.  She joins the ranks of her sister, Mitali, who is the youngest girl to cross the Golden Gate.

On Saturday, June 21, we held our Annual Touch ‘n’ Go swim from Aquatic Park to Alcatraz and back.  This is a challenging 2.5 mile race amidst changing currents.  Three of our New Wave Swimmers participated.  All three made it with no assistance.  Omar, won the whole thing with a time of 54.08.  Sima came in 5th over all (2nd among the female swimmers) with a time of 1:11.36. Sima also recently competed in the Alcatraz Classic, where she took first place among females with a time of 27:23. Our youngest New Wave swimmer in the water at TAG was 11-year-old Angel who finished the race with a time of 1:33.49.

Congrats to all our hard working young swimmers!

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