Dynoswimmers Glenn Partelow, Kate Sussman, and Sheryl Watkins swam in the 2009 Hammerhead Marathon Ocean swim in Jacksonville Beach, FL on August 1, 2009. Over 200 swimmers ranging in age from 13 to 69 participated in the race, with 89 swimming the 1.25 mile race and 113 swimming the 2.5 mile race. Kate swam the 1.25 mile and Glenn and Sheryl swam the 2.5 mile swim. Kate won her age group (50-55) by a whopping 5 minutes and was 18th overall (time of 33 minutes). Glenn won his age group by 12 minutes and was 19th overall (time of 1 hour 4 minutes). Sheryl won overall master female swimmer and was 27th overall (time of 1 hour 8 minutes). Johnny Delahoz told jokes to ease the race jitters, took pictures and video, and cheered us all on - Thanks so much for your support Johnny!
The ocean was the perfect temperature (about 78 or 79 F), and except for the usual clawing at the beginning and tightness that accompanies any ocean race (and Sheryl swimming past the pier) we all had a great race! The smoothies (provided by Smoothie King) were a nice touch at the finish too.