Schroeders take early evening swim together

The Schroeder family, from left, son Grant, daughter Erica and mom Dawn did the 1k ocean swim together at the Reef and Run Series. (Photo by Randy Weiss)

It was a family affair in the 1-kilometer ocean swim at the Tuesday evening Reef and Run Series at East Beach.

The Schroeders: mom Dawn and kids Grant and Erica finished in the top five in the event. Grant, 16, took top honos in 15:30; 12-year-old Erica was fourth in 18:11 and Dawn came in fifth in 18:53.


Santa Barbara’s Greg Gaitan led a threesome of 40-something swimmers in the 1-mile swim. Gaitan, 46, finished in 20:05, followed by Neil Wood, 42, in 21:28, and Jon Fored, 40, in 21:51. Valerie Eacret was the top woman (9th overall) in 23:31.

In the 5k run, Wesley Cooperman, 16, of Goleta, won in 20:14.

The swim-run duathlon was won by Johannes Walcher in 39:57. Whitney  Bruice was the first female finisher (4th overall) in 47:08.