Swimming Coach David Sheets Swims the Chesapeake Bay for Charity
June 9, 2014
Duquesne University swimming coach David Sheets participated in The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim on Sunday, June 8. Sheets finished 41st of over 600 swimmers with a personal best time of 1:48.49 to raise money for the March of Dimes. He finished 10th in his age group (41-44) out of 59 swimmers, beating his personal best time at the event by six minutes.
The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS) is one of America's premier open water swim challenges. The annual event is scheduled for the second Sunday of June and consists of a 4.4 mile swim across Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. The race starts from the shores of Sandy Point State Park, which is about 5 miles northeast of Annapolis. The course extends eastward between the two spans of the William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge (U.S. Highway 50) and finishes at a small sandy beach on Kent Island immediately south of the Bridge eastern-shore causeway adjacent to Hemingway's Restaurant