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Talking about the CA fires
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Already a thread in the LV room, but I thought I would post this up as many of you may know this guy, especially if you follow or are a masters swimmer. He is probably the greatest male master swimmer of all time, check out his news interview while his house burns to the ground.

I found it refreshing that someone could keep their composure under the circumstances, understand the hysteria from people, but in my job you had to be calm under severe duress.

http://abcnews.go.com/...ze/story?id=51592581
Last edited by: monty: Dec 6, 17 12:05
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Re: Talking about the CA fires [monty] [ In reply to ]
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Damn. That is awful. So many fires this year. I've run out fingers to count the number of people I know who lost homes this year. It is December. It isn't supposed to be fire season.

Hillary Trout
San Luis Obispo, CA

Born a swimmer, borrowed a bike, laced up some runners, and the rest just fell into place for a solid MOP life.
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Re: Talking about the CA fires [monty] [ In reply to ]
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One of the great Masters swimmers! Lots of Ventura triathletes also in a tough time with the fires. It really hits home when it affects those you know.
Hoping tonight's winds do not bring any more devastation.
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Re: Talking about the CA fires [monty] [ In reply to ]
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We were all talking about it at this morning's swim. How sad. There are some other swimmers up there that Lynn is trying to track down. Some evacuated, one suffering only a power outage and a couple that nobody has heard from yet. I don't know if you know John Chung or Jim Neitz. I don't know them, but others in our group do and are worried.

Proud member of FISHTWITCH: doing a bit more than fish exercise now.
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Re: Talking about the CA fires [HalfSpeed] [ In reply to ]
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Jim Neitz also lost his home. It was posted on the Ventura Deep Six Relay Team Facebook page. They didn't mention John, which hopefully means his home is still standing. My heart goes out to all my Ventura/Ojai friends. It's just horrible. I'm in Newbury Park, 20 miles away, but we can see the flames from our house as if the fire is just across the freeway. It's huge.

Here's the video in which Jim McConica talks about losing his Pan Am Gold medal: https://www.facebook.com/ABC7/videos/10155088653372452/
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Re: Talking about the CA fires [SLOgoing] [ In reply to ]
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But don't worry, global warming is a hoax made up by the Chinese and the violent hurricanes in the southeast US and cycles of extreme summer heat in California leading to inflammable power kegs of dry tinder on the ground are just normal weather variations that we have nothing to do with.

2018 Races: IM Santa Rosa, Vineman Monte Rio, Lake Tahoe 70.3
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Re: Talking about the CA fires [HeidiC] [ In reply to ]
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HeidiC wrote:
Jim Neitz also lost his home. It was posted on the Ventura Deep Six Relay Team Facebook page. They didn't mention John, which hopefully means his home is still standing. My heart goes out to all my Ventura/Ojai friends. It's just horrible. I'm in Newbury Park, 20 miles away, but we can see the flames from our house as if the fire is just across the freeway. It's huge.

Here's the video in which Jim McConica talks about losing his Pan Am Gold medal: https://www.facebook.com/ABC7/videos/10155088653372452/
Thank you Heidi. I passed this info on to my swim pod - Laguna Beach Open Water Swimmers/Oak Streakers

Proud member of FISHTWITCH: doing a bit more than fish exercise now.
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