Employees swim across Lake Washington for charity
September 24, 2013
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.