Bob Placak

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Mateusz Sawrymowicz (left), Bob Placak (middle), and Ashley Twichell at end of 2013 RCP Tiburon Mile
Bob Placak is the founder and race director of the RCP Tiburon Mile in San Fransisco Bay, California, USA and a world-class pool and open water swimmer who represented U.C.L.A. at the NCAA Championships and the United States at the Pan American Games in the butterfly and relay events and in other international competitions.

Shark Encounter

Placak also experienced a scary shark encounter in the Galapagos Islands in 2012.

RCP Tiburon Mile

Placak is the race director for the most competitive open water swim in the world, the RCP Tiburon Mile. Athletes in the RCP Tiburon Mile have been nominated and won the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year including Andrew Smilley and Mateusz Sawrymowicz.

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