Tuesday, August 02, 2005

And the winner is…

Well to be honest he is not really the winner, but placed 72nd out of 500. Jake! Jake is a 65 lb. golden retriever. He placed 72nd in the 10th annual Alcatraz Invitational swim. It was a 1.2-mile swim in the cold, choppy waters of the San Francisco bay from the infamous Alcatraz prison island to the shore. Jake, the 4-year-old canine was the first dog in history to take part in the swim. He beat out more than 400 people, making it in only 42 minutes. As he ran up on the shore, after the long swim, the crowd cheered as he shook himself off and ducked away from the medal he was to get put around his neck. His owner says they bodysurf together and swim four miles a week. His owner says his training secret is a good breakfast. Jake eats eggs before a big swim (he likes them scrambled).
When I was in competitive swimming, I participated in the mile swim at different competitions, but I never had to endure the choppy cold waters of the San Francisco bay. Although, once we had a team “get away” at the lake, we had to practice in the lake. I guess that is the closest I have ever come to something like that.
I just thought everyone would enjoy a little fun stuff today! Bravo to Jake :)

5 comments:

The Husband said...

that is awesome! i know alot of dogs hate water but that is very impressive. i can't believe his secret is eggs!

Edge said...

Wow ... that's no place I want to swim.

~Jef

mojoala said...

reminds me of my granparents standard poodle.

We go down to the dock to fish, Cinder would jump in the water, swim, and scare all the fish away.

New England water is colder, 60 degrees during the hottest summer.

Me love the warm Panama City Beach water. 60 degrees during the coldest winter.....

hell yeah

BadGod said...

Holy crap, cold water sucks.

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