CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1990 |
Originally, they thought of storming City Hall wearing nothing more than Speedo swim trunks and plastic racing goggles. Ultimately, they settled on the Westwood Recreation Center, where about 200 of them--some carrying placards and towels--protested in their swimming attire over the weekend.
July 19, 1992 |
Sherry Kittrell didn't know who had passed her during the women's segment of the Seal Beach Rough Water Swim's 10-mile event Saturday. When Kittrell, 40, a physics teacher at Ocean View High School, was told it was 16-year-old Wendy Monahan of Huntington Beach, she was surprised. "A 16-year-old won!" Kittrell exclaimed when she heard the result. "No wonder she had a sprint."
September 12, 1988 |
They swam on Sunday, but the 1,369 water bugs who roughed up the Cove in the 58th La Jolla Rough Water Swim could hardly be called Sunday swimmers. The country's largest rough-water swim, over a one-mile course, doesn't attract the weekend athlete. Most casual athletic endeavors include timeouts, court changes or a token rest period, but unless a dolphin offers a ride, open-water swimmers don't have that option in the ocean. And it's a kind of swimming you can't simulate at the YMCA.
September 10, 1990 |
A rosy-cheeked little girl with hope in her heart approached the check-in desk at La Jolla Cove shortly after noon Sunday. "Are we going to get to swim today?" she asked in a small but determined voice. After a delay of an hour and 45 minutes, she got her answer when the 60th La Jolla Rough Water Swim resumed. Shark scares, polio outbreaks and wars have caused cancellation of one of the premier rough-water swims in the country 14 times since 1916.
July 18, 1993 |
Beginner's luck reared its head for some, and a handful of veterans relied on repetition to help earn their victories Saturday morning at the 25th Seal Beach Rough Water Swim. For former Huntington Beach lifeguard Andy Miller and Los Alamitos High graduate Kimberly Rubino, the first time was the sweetest. Both swam to victory in the 10-mile event. It took Miller 3 hours 13 minutes 34 seconds and Rubino 3:27:50.