Celia Wolff is raising funds for Gold Star Teen Adventures. Celia is a part of the Gold Star Teen Adventure 50 KM Freedom Swim Team. Starting on 10 November and ending on 11 November 2013 (Veterans Day), she and seven other open water swimmers will swim a 24-hour charity swim relay with the goal of swimming at least 50 Kilometers (31.68 miles) in 24 hours. Each swimmer will swim a minimum of four miles.
Wolff is a mother of four, a competitive masters swimmer, coach and a military spouse. Her 25 years of volunteering within the military community during her husband’s many assignments has allowed her to touch many of our Army families. Taking care of our families and soldiers is her top priority. Her energy has been focused on Family Readiness and support through her Army Family Team Building instruction, Family Advocacy program support, unit Family Readiness Group leadership positions and continued efforts with the Army Family Advocacy Program as both a delegate and as support staff. She also served as a member of the Military Officer Association of America Currently Service Spouse Advisory Council.
Wolff is the Head Coach of the Ft. Bragg Masters Swim Team. She has coached the Ft. Bragg Fighting Fish and several high school and club teams at the Wolff family’s ten different duty stations. She has an extensive competitive swimming background. She began competing when she was nine and continued through college where she swam for Western Illinois University and Purdue University. She took a 23 year break from the pool but came back and joined masters swimming in 2011. She now holds three North Carolina Masters State relay records and one USMS National record. She continues to train and compete at the national and international level and is ranked on the US Masters’ Top ten list and is also a Masters’ All-American.
50KM Freedom Swim for Gold Star Teen Adventures
50KM Freedom Swim for Gold Star Teen Adventures is a 50 km (31.68 mile) charity swim by 8 American open water swimmers in Islamorada, Florida. The charity swim relay will start on 10 November and end 11 November 2013 with the goal of swimming at least 50 km and each swimmer swimming a minimum of 4 miles off of the Florida Keys. Gold Star Teen Adventures provides adventure camps to the surviving youth of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The vision is to enable healing, foster enduring relationships, and develop character and leadership skills.
50KM Freedom Swim Members
- Kent Solheim
- Pete Colbert
- Billy Costello
- Celia Wolff
- Paul MacNamara
- Greg Cello
- John Leitner
- Patrick Powers
- Jessica McCloskey