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1. Waikiki Rough Water September 5 in Waikiki – 2.4 mile open water solo
2. Maui Channel Swim September 6 Lanai to Maui – 10 mile open water relay
Six have risen to Challenge, all to be in the Sept 6 relay, some to do the Sept 5 solo swim too.
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.
Kelly Drewelow-Scanlan – Big Drewelow
Our sister Kelly did a fine job training the Drewelow parents. Kelly also grew up as a competitive swimmer and continues to compete in open water swims around California and beyond. He favorite is the skin class Alcatraz to San Francisco.
Grew up in Northern California, played water polo in college at the University of Massachusetts, then worked as a lifeguard in Seal Beach for a number of years. While in Seal Beach got to know Sean Collins, the founder of Surfline and started writing surf reports for them, and has since worked as a writer and editor for ESPN, The Surfer’s Journal and Surfer Magazine. Someday dreams of not having a cell phone.
Los Angeles country lifeguard and veteran of the Maui Channel Swim we are all looking to Dave for hot tips on how to place at the top !
Cory lives in Hawaii and came to us via our long long long time friend Kim Treloar who lives on Maui.