Employees swim across Lake Washington for charity

September 24, 2013

By Staff

Employees of Issaquah-based Gevers Wealth Management recently completed the Puget Sound Blood Center Swim for Life, a swim across Lake Washington.

The team included owner Willy Gevers, and employees Jake Walin and Caleb Walin.

“It was a long swim, and I was really looking forward to a big breakfast by the end,” Jake said.

“We both swam for Issaquah High School, but pool swimming is way different than a long distance deep water swim,” brother Caleb said. “It was great fun.”

The annual event attracts adventure athletes who are brave enough to paddle 2 1/2 miles through the frigid 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. The 2014 Swim for Life is tentatively scheduled for the third Wednesday of August. Learn more at http://swimforlife.dojiggy.com.


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One Response to “Employees swim across Lake Washington for charity”

  1. hunterw on September 24th, 2013 7:05 pm

    yaa caleb, you go bro! thought you were a xc runner – whatcha doing in the water?

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