The 2nd Annual Boston Sharkfest took place on Saturday, September 21 and there were several podium finishes for former UMass Water Polo players. The swim is 1500 meters from East Boston across Boston Harbor to South Boston. Here are the results:
Joe Hebert: Male 60-64, Wetsuit Division Place: 1 of 11, Time: 22:54.0, Overall Place: 25 of 395, Overall Wetsuit Place: 13 of 260
Ric Notini: Male 55-59, No Wetsuit Division Place: 2 of 6, Time 28:18.2, Overall Place: 136 of 395, Overall No Wetsuit Place: 61 of 127
Deb Swartz Brice: Female 55-59, Wetsuit Division Place: 1 of 5, Overall Place 140 of 395, Overall No Wetsuit Place: 79 of 260
Bill Tharion: Male 55-59, Wetsuit Division Place: 6 of 16, Time: 29:04, Overall Place: 160 of 395, Overall Wetsuit Place: 91 of 260
Cheryl Robdau: Female 50-54, Wetsuit Division Place: 3 of 6, Time: 30:33.0, Overall Place: 189 of 395, Wetsuit Place: 111 of 260
Mary Kowalski: Female 55-59, No Wetsuit Division Place: 2 of 4, Time 43:19.4, Overall Place: 348 of 395, No Wetsuit Place: 117 of 127
Good times were had by all. Joel Meltz and Yani (Bill’s Fiancee now wife) came to watch and take pictures. Bridget Hebert came to cheer on her dad. Deb Swartz Brice had her whole family there. Her brother John competed too coming in 67th overall with a time of 25:06 and was 4th in his age group. Deb’s Mom, and sisters Karen and Susie were at the Sharkfest Boston too.
After Competition Meal was held at the Daily Catch at the finish at the Joe Moakley Courthouse. Bill, Yani, Ric, Joe, Deb, Cheryl and Mary swapped stories.
The 3rd Annual Boston Sharkfest will be held on Saturday 9/20/14. Attached is the link. Hope to see more people from the UMass aquatics family there next year.–Submitted by Bill Tharion