As a 20+year competitive triathlete, I have encountered many "challenging" swims where I have had to rely on my own resources for emergencys and navigation.
Beth's preparedness , confidence, and joy of the open water was a true pleasure!
The Avila Bay Dolphins will miss her!
Niel Dilworth said:February 3, 2013 5:46 pm PST
Beth had accompanied many of my ocean swimming groups regular swims which were typically from 1 to 3 miles. She was the best equipped and most helpful 'mother hen' that I had experienced, a good navigator, organized at feedings and always on the lookout for anything that could be a danger to a swimmer. based on this experience I asked her to accompany me on a 10k swim in the summer of 2012. My success was due in part to my never having to be concerned about how anything that Beth was responsible for was being handled, leaving me to focus on my swimming. Thank You Beth!
Rob Dumouchel said:February 1, 2013 4:05 pm PST
Beth is the coolest. She has probably spent at least 40+ miles paddling at my side while I swim. We've done loops around Naples Island, criss-crossed the waters of Avila Beach, and made the trek from Manhattan Beach all the way to Santa Monica. She's been a solid supporter of my adventures and a just a great person to have around. We were very spoiled to have her on the Central Coast this year to help support swims with the Avila Dolphins!
Sylvia Glenn said:February 1, 2013 10:31 am PST
I am a 75 year old ocean swimmer. Beth often paddles for our Sunday ocean swims. I don't keep up with the "stud squad" on our swims, but Beth provides a safety net that is reassuring and has patience to spare! We will miss her cheerful help so much.
Amy Hewes said:February 1, 2013 10:11 am PST
Beth's smile and steady presence give me such a wonderful feeling of calm assurance when I'm swimming. She keeps me true to the course. It's always a special pleasure to swim with her at my side. Thank you, Beth!