Two of the Palo Alto’s Rinconada Masters swimming team, Aimee Norton and Clinton Prior, were impressive among the swimmers at the Alcatraz Swim on September 23.

The event was inspired by 3 convicts who in 1962 chipped through their cement cell walls, squeezed through a...

October 4, 2016

"We are thinking of signing up to swim the strait of Gibraltar from Spain to Morocco" said one of my friends after a cool dip in the waters of Aquatic Park in San Francisco.   We were warming up with Irish Coffees at the Buena Vista.  Emboldened by the beverage, I said...

In 1946, Aimee Norton’s grandfather was a prison warden in the state of Washington who was flown into San Francisco to help regain control of the prison at the Battle of Alcatraz.

Seventy years later, Norton found herself in the icy water swimming away from Alcatraz Isl...

Palo Alto’s Rinconada Masters swimming team is hosting their annual Spring Short Course Meet on Saturday, March. (Short Course refers to the 25-yard length of the  pool.) This meet is sanctioned by Pacific Masters Swimming Inc. for U.S. Masters Swimming Inc.

 

Most of th...

Nine members of Palo Alto’s Rinconada Masters swimming team recently celebrated becoming Brute Squad Members. To do this they had to swim 200 yards of the butterfly stroke, 400 yards of the individual medley (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and “freestyle” (usuall...

Former Olympic swimmer, Terri Baxter-Smith, the daughter of Rinconada Masters Swim Club co-founder Cindy Baxter, has come on as an assistant coach, just in time to help the Club ramp up to their annual Spring Short Course Meet on March 12.

 

Ms. Baxter-Smith is a 1982 gr...

After swimming more than one million yards in 2014, Jim vowed to swim one million meters in 2015. One million meters is 622 miles, but Jim overshot his target and tallied 681 miles, almost 1.1 million meters. Given out of town travel demands, Jim was only able to swim...

September 25, 2015

Isn’t this a terrific-looking website? My day job is maintaining three of my own websites: TechnologyBloopers.com, Wilddancer.com, and WhyMenDieYoung.com, which are content-laden but perhaps more utilitarian-looking. My wife has swum Masters for decades, but I am a lat...

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