Bob’s Birthday Boy In Berryessa

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. What goes around, comes around in the open water. 12 years ago, Bob Placak woke up at 5:45 am ready to drive to the Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim [...]

Tackling Tiburon

Courtesy of Bob Placak, RCP Tiburon Mile, San Francisco Bay, California. Bob Placak announced the 16th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile, a 1 nautical mile swim from Angel Island to downtown Tiburon in San Francisco Bay [...]

Like Father, Like Son

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. 11-year-old Robert Placak had repeatedly asked his father and brothers for advice. He wanted reassurances and enjoyed the camaraderie of doing something together with his father and brothers. They [...]

We Just Wanted To Cry

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. When race director Bob Placak announced that today's RCP Tiburon Mile in San Francisco Bay was cancelled for the age group and wetsuit categories, it was a shock to [...]

RCP Tiburon Mile Is Back

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. For 14 years, the RCP Tiburon Mile attracted everyone from Olympic medalists to Special Olympic athletes, from world champions to masters swimmers, from wetsuited swimmers to those with disabilities. [...]

RCP Tiburon Mile Getting Ready

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Chalk up the 2-year delay to ObamaCare. The RCP Tiburon Mile took a year sabbatical off due to its organizer having to focus its core business on the new [...]

25 Years Later, 15 Seconds Short

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Word from the docks of San Francisco tells the Daily News of Open Water Swimming that English Channel record holder Trent Grimsey just missed breaking the existing record for [...]

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