July 15, 2012, 8:00 am to 11:00 am
The open water swim was started in 1994 in honor of Masters swimmer
Steve Omi's life. Steve passed away from cancer one month before his 37th
birthday. He was well liked and respected by his fellow swimmers. He was an
inspiration in life and throughout his battle with cancer his strength and
fortitude was the impetus for starting a scholarship fund to honor his memory.
This open water swim is a fundraiser for a scholarship to be awarded to
a local graduating senior planning to swim at the collegiate level. The
recipient is not necessarily the fastest swimmer. Preference is given to a
senior that has shown dedication to swimming and been an inspiration to other
swimmers. Our desire is to acknowledge a student that treats others with
respect, provides a role model, and takes a positive approach to life. These
traits represented Steve Omi's character.
The money raised from the
event goes for actual costs and to the scholarship fund. http://www.steveomi.org/