YAG Man Challenge is taking place in San Diego, October 9, 2011 and has been created to raise awareness and funds for YachtAid Global.
The Challenge is, who can better Mark Drewelow ( YAG Man ) in a 1 mile open water swim?
Six have risen to Challenge. We will be posting bios of all challengers as soon as we have it:
Mark Drewelow – YAG Man, YAG founder and Visionary, C2C inc President
Mark started competitive swimming at a young age. By the time he reached high school the pool time was split between water polo and swimming. Mark was an All American at the Junior College level in swimming. On the polo side he attended University of California Irvine on a scholarship and was one of 13 team members in 1982 that won the NCAA division I Championship, at that time considered the finest collegiate polo team ever assembled which had a 32-0 season.
Richard Drewelow – Little YAG Man, CommVault company Executive
Inspired by his older brothers aquatic performances – Richard Drewelow started training with their High School team at age 12. He went on to win gold in the US Nationals, become a 1988 Olympic Trial finalist, All-American top 15, and world ranked long distance swimmer for ten years. Richard attended UCLA with a full athletic scholarship. He continues to enjoy the sport with his siblings as a committed Masters Swimmer and open water competitor. In 1988 he placed 1st out of 1369 athletes in the La Jolla Rough Water Swim with a time of 20:17.
Paul Daubner – The Broker, Northrop Johnson in San Diego
I have lived, worked and played in and on the water since before I could walk. The last time I swam competitively was about 40 years ago as a young teenager on our local swim team. Last month my son Max along with a few friends challenged me to swim the YAG Man Challenge. So, with only three weeks to train for the competition I am proud to be participating and supporting YachtAid Global!
Max Daubner – Paul’s 16 year old son
Todd has a swimming and water polo background and is back in the pool training for the YAG Man Challenge.
There is still time to sign up get used to the cold water, who else will rise to the Challenge?
September 21 news flash from Marine Group Boat Works
September 11 YAG Man competes in the La Jolla Rough Water Swim. Completes swim in 31:58
Late August 2011, YAG Founder Captain Mark Drewelow ( aka YAG Man ) training at 10,000 feet in the high Sierra mountains California. Yes the water is frigid !!