Courtesy of Olympic Club, San Francisco, California.
The mission of the Olympic Club Rough Water Swim Team in San Francisco is to foster health and community through the physical challenges and psychic joy of swimming in open and unpredictable aquatic environments.
Quinn Fitzgerald, Swim Commissioner for the Olympic Club, explains, “We aim to be the most recognized organization in the world for open water swimming by providing best-in-class opportunities to train, compete, and explore in open water.
We promote The Olympic Club and its values through our ambassadorship at events around the globe, enthusiastic sponsorship of events like the Trans Tahoe Relay and stewardship of the legacy of athletic achievement across all age groups and all bodies of water.”
The Rough Water Swimming Kick-off dinner is an annual event founded by former Swim Commissioner Kurt Oeler to bring together the rough water swimming community, celebrate past successes, and set ambitious goals for the season ahead.
Argüelles was selected as this year’s speaker [shown above crossing the Tsugaru Channel in Japan].
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