More from Elk Lake

Two more fun pics from my recent Oregon adventure. First, here’s me with Dave Radcliff – 1956 Olympian in the 1500m and owner of multiple FINA Masters world records. He and his wife Nancy are old friends of my parents, though I hadn’t seen them since I was a kid.

Dave is, to say the least, a remarkable swimmer. I went back through the results of every open-water event I’ve done this year (plus last year’s Big Shoulders) and counted only 6 swimmers his age (76) or older – four in the Livermore 1.5-mile, and two in the 2-mile cable swim. At Elk Lake, Dave swam all five races – from 500m up to 5K. Amazing, right? Well, get this: If you were one of the other swimmers in each of those 5 races, there’s a pretty good chance that you lost to a 76-year old. In the 5K, he finished 18th out of 71, in a time of 1:15. Mind-boggling.

And here’s one of me, wondering if I could ever get tired of that view…

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