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Blake Parker

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Blake Parker is a 26-year-old American open water swimmer. He completed in the The Clock Is Ticking (TCT7), a multi-race charity swim in Georgia in support of the James David Eunice Charity Fund.

James Eunice[edit]

James Eunice was born 16 June 1993 in Athens, Georgia to John and Tammy Eunice. His life is the inspiration behind the The Clock Is Ticking Seven-Mile Swim.

The Clock Is Ticking[edit]

The Clock Is Ticking mission is to provide a sporting event that inspires people to live wholesome lives, to reach their potential, and keep James’s legacy alive through supporting the James Eunice Charity Foundation. The vision is to provide a nationally recognized sporting event that attracts out-of-state swimmers and local families to partake in endurance competitions, food, hospitality, and fun. The goal goes far beyond athletics. The event is a 2-day event with 1-mile, 2.4-mile, and 7-mile races that brings people together by sharing great food, providing fun activities, and allowing volunteer opportunities during a professionally coordinated swim event, all in a climate where God is present.


Blake Parker is also a 16-year-old American competitive swimmer from Southern California's Mission Viejo Nadadores.

Open Water Swimming Career[edit]

In July 2009, Westberg joined five other Southern Californian teenagers from the Mission Viejo Nadadores Swimming Club and completed their Catalina Channel crossing in 7 hours 51 minutes. Her teammates included 17-year-old Tyla Willment, 19-year-old Mallory Mosk, 15-year-old Sasha Westberg, 15-year-old Derek Young, 16-year-old Joey Ferreri, and 16-year-old Blake Parker. Reserve swimmers included 14-year-old Cameron Willment and 14-year-old Kelsi Ferreri were escorted by the 63-foot Bottom Scratcher to raise money for sick children via CHOC Mission Viejo and coached by Ad'm Dusenbery.

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