Dea Ann Joslin is leading the way to a dream swim for a group of her young athletes in the Westside Aquaducks Swim Club.
Joslin will take a group of her Aquaduck swimmers and coaches to Hawaii next summer to participate in the Maui Channel relay swim. The coach has already shown her young swimmers how to master that difficult swim. Earlier this month, she swam the channel solo on a Thursday and came back two days later to take a turn as part of a six-person relay team that also completed the challenge.
Joslin’s solo swim was a gift from her long-time friend and distance swimming legend Bob Roper. The relay was arranged by the South End Rowing Club of San Francisco.
Both swims were a success for Joslin. Her solo swim was just a shade below her target time of 5 hours. She finished in 4 hours, 54 minutes. Her three-men and three-women relay team won its age division.