OB Historical Society Presents : Carol Sing Swims Into History – Thursday July 18

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in Culture, History, Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach Historical Society presents

Carol Sing Swims Into History

Thurs., July 18th at 7PM
at P.L. United Methodist Church
1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., O.B.

In the tradition of Florence Chadwick, champion swimmer Carol Sing spent her formative years in Ocean Beach. Living blocks from the beach gave her a love for the ocean, having a positive lifelong role in her life.

Since the 1960’s, Carol spent the next 25 years raising her family at Mt. Helix. However, her mom and two brothers still lived in O.B. She continued her swim skills by coaching, lifeguarding and teaching water exercise classes.

Later, struggling with an empty nest and the death of her mom, Carol went back to the solace of the ocean. Great joy came into her life by swimming with La Jolla Cove Swim Club. She also started on her long distance journey to channel swimming, which in 1999 enabled her at age 57 to become the oldest women in the world to swim the English Channel.

Come hear Carol’s fascinating story at the OBHS July 18th program.

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