September 30, 2006
Some Neptunes took to the frigid waters of SF Bay on the weekend of September 30. Tyler Main and Katelyn Hackett swam the Tiburon mile (Angel Island to Tiburon) on Sunday, October 1, and Jordan Davis swam the Alcatraz Invitational Swim on September 30.
Eyewitnesses report that Tyler sported a very small Speedo swimsuit. Proceeds of the race went to aid Special Olympics. Tyler got 23rd overall in the age group set and 6th in his age group (13-18). There were 319 swimmers (skin swimmers) in his group.
Overall age group place time
23 TYLER MAIN Santa Rosa CA 6 M/AG:13-18 27:28
50 KATELYN HACKETT Santa Rosa CA 15 F/AG:13-18 28:31
Tyler beat his father:
151 ROB MAIN Santa Rosa CA 25 M/AG:40-49 32:34
and his mother: :
35 HILARY HAFNER SANTA ROSA CA 3 F/AG:40-49 30:09
(who wore a wetsuit, though neither Tyler nor his dad did)
was an elite group that was swimming for money ($10,000 for first) stacked with
ex-Olympians and famous long distance swimmers.
Reports were that the water was very cold (60 F)) and the navigation was poor ? with very few pilot boats. The food was great though and some of the best swimmers in the world participated. With 800 swimmers, it was very crowded ? Tyler challenges other Neptunes to do it with him next year.
Jordan Davis swam the Alcatraz Open Water swim as a fundraiser for cancer research and prevention. Catherine Davis, Jordan's mom, reports: "the swim went well. Jordan raised over $2100.00 and still counting. Many families from the Neptunes contributed. It was truly one of those experiences she will always remember. She ended up placing 2nd out of the kids but far more impact for her was the response from the community."
Great job and congratulations Tyler, Katelyn and Jordan!