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The second annual Perseverance Award, sponsored by the Robert J. Astheimer Memorial Foundation, will be presented at this year's GCBS.
The Award will recognize one or more individuals who have overcome a physical, mental or emotional challenge to enable a personal achievement and/or to make significant contributions to family, community, or country.
The award is open to swimmers and their family members, GCBS organizers and supporters. Nominations of no more than 2 pages should be sent to the Foundation Director, JoAnn Milliken, at email@example.com, by April 30, 2023. Nominations will be reviewed by the Foundation's Board of Directors. The Perseverance Award comes with an honorarium of $1000. For more information about Bob Astheimer and the foundation, please visit https://rjafoundation.com
Thank you to our friends over at Crossing Currents Aquatics for putting together this amazing infographic
Pay attention to the 100 yard times. These will help you to judge where to seed yourself for the swim start this year!
For the 1 Mile swim....
All buoys remain on your RIGHT hand side. Clockwise swim
Leg 1 of the swim -750 yards
Leg 2 of the swim - 440 yards
Leg 3 of the swim - 580 yards
4.4 Mile Swim (approximate locations of Mile locations)
From the Beach to the Bridge - @430 yards
Right after the curve in the bridge - 1 Mile Mark
After the first set of overhead rails on Eastbound Bridge - Mile 2
Right around the Start of the second set of overhead rails on Eastbound Bridge
Right after you cross from under the Bridge (Almost Done!!!) - Mile 4
The last stretch is ROUGHLY 700 yards to the finish, and you will find it gets shallow as you get near closer to the end.
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