From the boat to the beach, Walker Bell beat out Alex Valente in Reef & Run’s season-ending ocean swim on Thursday evening in a race that started over 1,000 meters off shore in front of the Cabrillo Bath House at East Beach.
Sixty-five swimmers were shuttled from the Santa Barbara Harbor onboard Conception. Once in position off of East Beach, the swimmers leaped into the water and swam ashore with the guidance of City Lifeguards.
Bell, 15, recorded a winning time of 10 minutes and 55 seconds. Valente, also 15, was second in 11.17.
Moose Warren won the women’s race in 12.17 and was 9th overall.
Ben Brewer, Jerry Mahoney and Jason Smith rounded out the top-five overall.
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