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2013 2x1 Photos

Below is an assortment of pictures taken during the 2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relay.  (Click on any thumbnail to see the larger version.)  In addition, check out a lot more photos here:

http://photos.eastbaysports.com/Sports/Swimming/Manatee-2x1-Del-Valle-2013

(eastbaysports.com photos artistically presented and graciously donated by MAMer Bob Kaehms)

 

In addition here are a few videos (taken by MAMer Chris Pankey):

Leg 1 Masters Filing into the Water

Leg 1 Masters Start

 

 
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2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays

(Special thanks to MAM photographer Cathy Sychr!)

 

Getting Ready...

     
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Course set up
     
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Calm beach
     
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Clear skies after all
     
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Clear skies
 
     
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Beach set-up
     
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Briefing the safety crew
     
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Safety and emergency crew
     
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Emergency crew
 
     
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Replacement buoys
     
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Another replacement buoy
     
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Starbucks
     
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Old friends
 
     
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EBRPD green truck
 

Check-in and Registration

     
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Body Marking
     
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Body Marking
     
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Timing chips
     
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Caps and goodie bags
 
     
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Strel Raffle
     
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Check in all ages...
     
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Check-in is almost over...
     
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Getting the problems solved
 
     
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Race day registration
     
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Race day registration
 

Pre-race

     
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Boards laid out and ready
     
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Early morning announcements
     
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Pre-race briefing
     
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The safety committee starts their day
 
     
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Checking out the course
     
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Give that man a megaphone
     
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First heat, first leg instructions
     
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Heat 1, Leg 1 ready to start
 
     
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Heat 1, leg 1 heading to the start
     
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Heat 1, leg 1 closer to the start
     
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USMS swimmers entering for the leg 1 start
     
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USMS swimmers entering for the leg 1 start
 
     
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MAM lifeguard & first aid
     
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Competitors on the beach
     
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Finishing warmup
 

The Race

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USA swimmers start leg 1
     
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Safety crew in action
     
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Leg 1, Wave 2 USMS start
     
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Leg 1, Wave 2 are off!
 
     
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Making it look easy
     
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USA swimmer finishing
     
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USA swimmer tagging partner
     
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MAM finisher
 
     
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MAM's Big Daddy
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{C}{C}{C} Happer c(M)AMper
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{C}{C}{C} Solid fast finish
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{C}{C}{C} Happy finisher
 
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{C}{C}{C} MAM finisher
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{C}{C}{C} MAM - always smiling
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{C}{C}{C} MAM - high five
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{C}{C}{C} Half of the mother-daughter winning team
 
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{C}{C}{C} Half of a father-son team
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{C}{C}{C} Circle swimmer
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{C}{C}{C} Our fabulous food committee chair
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{C}{C}{C} Flying for the finish
 
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{C}{C}{C} Leg 2 swimmers overtaking Leg 1 swimmers
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{C}{C}{C} High-five
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{C}{C}{C} Low-five
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{C}{C}{C} Watching the transitions
 
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{C}{C}{C} Low-five again
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{C}{C}{C} Helpin' out
     
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Strong finish
     
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Mother daughter tag
 
     
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Another MAMster
     
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Straight-no-chaser team
     
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Tag with shoes
     
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Smiling swimmer
 
     
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Tag-n-go
     
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Race announcer
     
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Happy woman
     
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Running for the finish
 
     
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MAM's fabulous registration chairwoman
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{C}{C}{C} Smiling AL
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{C}{C}{C} Clemmons victory
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{C}{C}{C} Blue star - two legs
 
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{C}{C}{C} MAM President
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{C}{C}{C} Leg 1-Leg 2 tag
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{C}{C}{C} Raring to go
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{C}{C}{C} Another tagging style
 
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{C}{C}{C} A fast leg 2 takeoff
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{C}{C}{C} Leg 2 finisher
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{C}{C}{C} An all ages event
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{C}{C}{C} Supported finish
 
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{C}{C}{C} Swimmer tag
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{C}{C}{C} Leg 2 finishing strong
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{C}{C}{C} A happy finisher
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{C}{C}{C} High tech results
 
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{C}{C}{C} Some finishers
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{C}{C}{C} A happy finisher!
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{C}{C}{C} Kildine finishes leg 1
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{C}{C}{C} Kildine and Peter tag
 
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{C}{C}{C} Leg 1 finish
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{C}{C}{C} Leg 1 finish
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{C}{C}{C} Show-off!
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{C}{C}{C} Chip duty
 
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{C}{C}{C} Keeping track of chips
 

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Refreshments for the Competitors

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{C}{C}{C} Coffee
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{C}{C}{C} The spread
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{C}{C}{C} The spread again
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{C}{C}{C} Thanks to Noah's and Safeway
 

Awards and Raffles

     
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Speedo & Sports Basement
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Calling awards
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
A Crazy Winner
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Raffle prize from Montclair Sports
 
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
A MAM volunteer handing out awards
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
A MAM winner
     
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Smiling Mark
     
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Another successful team!
 
     
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Father and daughter winners
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Female <=75 winners
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Mixed gender <=75 winners
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Male <=75 winners
 
     
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Female 76-100 winners
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Female 76-100 winners
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Female 76-100 winners
     
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Mixed-gender 76-100 winners
 
     
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Mixed-gender 76-100 winners
     
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Mixed-gender 76-100 winners
     
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Mixed-gender 76-100 winners
     
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Male >100 winners
 
     
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O-Club winners
     
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Ron and Juliet
     
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Rich and Laura
     
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The Hairless Turtles
 
     
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Winning smiles
     
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Sister-sister team
     
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Team Name Winner
     
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And the winner is...
 
     
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Strel swim vacation raffle winner
 

Fun Outside the Water

     
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Manatee cut-out
     
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Back-up timing volunteers
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
MAM family
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Big Daddy
 
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
MAM volunteers
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
One way to tag your partner
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Our special photographer and corral handler
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Blue-screen technician
 
     
  2013 MAM 2x1 Open Water Relays  
 
 
 
Pink shoelaces from 2012 goody bag
     
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Support for a good effort
     
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Congratulations
     
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Smiles all around
 
     
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Race directors
     
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Race directors
     
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Smiling manatees
     
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Future 2x1 competitors
 

Cleaning Up

     
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Clean up the course
     
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Bringing in the buoys
 

Post Event

     
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Delicious Snacks after a Hard Days Work
     
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Thanks to our excellent volunteers
     
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BBQ - fun for families
     
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Our president and family
 

Thanks to our Sponsors

     
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Gu - thinking of every detail
     
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Sports Basement banner
     
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Muscle Milk support
     
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Tyr caps from Sports Basement