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Bob Roper

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Birthday cake memorializing Bob Roper's record-setting Golden Gate Bridge Swim

Robert Roper (born 26 November 1938 in San Francisco, died 27 September 2018), whose nickname was Napa Bob and the Godfather of Bay Swimming, was an American pool and open water swimmer, rower and event director from San Francisco, California. He was a retired San Francisco Police Department Officer who has been rowing in the San Francisco Bay for over 40 years who is renowned for helping open water swimmers in San Francisco Bay.

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