Calling All Swimmers! Register Now to Join Olympic Medalists and Elite Swimmers for the 12th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile Open Water Swim

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Register now and start training to compete in the 12th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile, the world’s most competitive open water swim, on Sun., Sept. 18, at 9 a.m. From Angel Island to the town of Tiburon in Marin County, CA, Olympic gold medalists and other elite swimmers will race one-nautical mile alongside hundreds of college and high school athletes and swim teams, national and local pool and open water swimmers, as well as Special Olympics athletes.

The fastest female and male competitors will each win a $10,000 prize.

Register now and start training to compete in the 12th Annual RCP Tiburon Mile, the world’s most competitive open water swim, on Sun., Sept. 18, at 9 a.m. From Angel Island to the town of Tiburon in Marin County, CA, Olympic gold medalists and other elite swimmers will race one-nautical mile alongside hundreds of college and high school athletes and swim teams, national and local pool and open water swimmers, as well as Special Olympics athletes. The fastest female and male competitors will each win a $10,000 prize.

Swim to support the event’s charitable beneficiary, the Bay Area non-profit Hospice By The Bay, by getting pledges from family, friends and co-workers, or by making a tax-deductible donation at http://www.hbtb.org. To register to swim and to make pledges, visit http://www.rcptiburonmile.com, or call the Race Hotline, (415) 721-9990.

Volunteer to help on event day! Support is needed on land at registration, with swimmers, etc., and on the water spotting swimmers from your kayak, Jet Ski or surfboard. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (415) 526-5500, or events(at)hbtb(dot)org.

Marin County native Robert C. Placak, an elite swimmer and president of Robert C. Placak & Associates Insurance Services, founded the RCP Tiburon Mile in 1999. Creating a world-class event, he says, is his way of “giving back to the sport” that has given him so much. At the U.S. Masters open-water swimming nationals in June 2010, Placak, 51, finished second in his age group, covering the 1.5-mile course in 31 minutes, 15 seconds.

Hospice By The Bay, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in its 36th year of providing the highest quality end-of-life care to patients and support their families. Serving Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma counties, Hospice By The Bay offers hospice and palliative care, as well as grief counseling for all those in the community whose lives have been affected by loss. Founded in 1975 by the community for the community, funding for Hospice By The Bay programs is through health care reimbursement and charitable donations from community members and businesses. For information about Hospice By The Bay’s care or to make a donation to support its work, call (415) 927-2273, or visit http://www.hbtb.org.

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