Club Meeting - Gracie Van Der Byl

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Free box of powerbar protien plus bars for the first 50 people through the door. We will also be raffling off another set of karbon speed race wheels.


Here are the details for the next club meeting:

When: Next Sunday! Sunday,November 25

3:45P Set Up (Volunteers Needed)
4:00P Food, Social & Vendor Expo
5:00P Raffle & Announcements
6:00P Gracie
7:15P Breakdown Clean Up (Volunteers Needed)

Rehab United - Carmel Valley (RU 2)
3323 Carmel Mountain Rd., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121


Please join us for an evening with Grace Van Der Byl


Grace van der Byl (born June 13, 1978) is a world-class open water swimmer and National level pool swimmer from Solana Beach, California. She also the record holder for the Catalina Channel solo crossing from Catalina Island to the California mainland in 7 hours 27 minutes. She is also an active Observer for the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation and was one of only two individuals (besides Rondi Davies) to finish all 7 stage swims of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, the longest competitive open water swim in the world.

She started swimming at age 2 (one month before her 3rd birthday) for the Green Gate Gators Swim Team in Spring, Texas. She started year-round swimming at age 7 for the Hub Fins Swim Team in Hattiesburg Mississippi. Later she represented The Woodlands Swim Team (TWST) and University of Houston at a National level.

After retiring, she coached for several teams in Houston, Texas area. Upon moving to California, she became involved in the local swimming community and presently coaches for Rancho San Dieguito (RSD) swim team in Solana Beach - she currently swims for Solana Beach Swim Masters under Coach Joe Benjamin and supports a variety of open water swim-related causes and programs including the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation. She is a true ambassador for the sport of swimming with several local and national television appearances and enjoys investing in kids to develop the sport of open water swimming for a new generation as well as supporting numerous channel attempts including participating in Team Tripod.

Hope to see you there!