Issaquah High School swimmer crosses Lake Washington for charity
September 4, 2012
Gabrielle Gevers, of Issaquah, recently completed the PSBC Swim for Life, a swim across Lake Washington.
The annual event attracts adventure athletes who are daring and fit enough to brave a 2 ½-mile paddle through the icy, dark waters of Lake Washington, and who are also raising money to help in the fight against leukemia and other life threatening diseases that require blood donations. The Swim for Life is a fundraiser for the Puget Sound Blood Center.
“It was the longest distance I have ever swum,” Gevers said. “I am a sprinter, so 2 ½ miles is really something for me. My dad and I swam it together, and my mom and brother Gentry kayaked with us as my support team.
I am really glad that I did it, and it feels good to know that we raised money for a great cause.”
Gevers is a junior and swims on the Issaquah High School swim team coached by Laura Halter.
The 2013 Swim for Life is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 15, 2013. Learn more about the Puget Sound Blood Center and the Swim for Life at www.swimforlife.dojiggy.com.