Brent Rice Memorial Swim of the Sound
The Brent Rice Memorial Swim of the Sound was started in 2006 by 17-year-old Justin Moser who wanted to honor his friend and mentor Brent Rice with a memorial swim. Rice passed away just over four years ago in a car accident. Brent Rice once did the swim himself as a personal challenge from one of his brothers. Brent Rice was a local swimmer, where he competed at both the state and national level receiving All-American honors.
Monies raised by sponsors, athletes and donors will go towards the Brent Rice Memorial Foundation which helps low-income families afford swim lessons as well as helping promote aquatic safety education classes to children, teens and adults in the Puget Sound area.
The Brent Rice Memorial Swim of the Sound is a 2.3-mile open water swim in 50ºF (10ºC) water from the Des Moines Beach Park to Point Robinson on Maury Island. The swim has grown from eight swimmers the first year, growing to 50 swimmers in 2010. The swim is run by volunteers, lifeguards, the Des Moines Fire Department and the US Coast Guard.
Swimmers who want to participate must be intermediate or advanced; although this is a fun event and for a great cause, the sound is very treacherous.
Name Brent Rice Memorial Swim of the Sound
E-mail Click HERE
Website Official Website
Race Director Justin Moser
Event Date 8/20/2011