Carol Sing Swims Into History

Wow what a program July 18th, 2013…and an what amazing lady that Carol Sing is! Inspiring and funny video clips filled the night.
In the tradition of Florence Chadwick, champion swimmer Carol Sing spent her formative years in Ocean
Beach. Living blocks from the beach gave her a love for the ocean, having a positive lifelong role in her life.
Since the 1960’s, Carol spent the next 25 years raising her family at Mt. Helix. However, her mom and twobrothers still lived in O.B. She continued her swim skills by coaching, lifeguarding and teaching water exercise classes.
Later, struggling with an empty nest and the death of her mom, Carol went back to the solace of the ocean. Great joy came into her life by swimming with La Jolla Cove Swim Club. She also started on her long distance journey to channel swimming, which in 1999 enabled her at age 57 to become the oldest women in the world to swim the English Channel. An amazing achievement when you hear the tale!

Another Great OB Street fair

The Ocean Beach Historical Society had a record number of new members sign up at the 2013 OB Street Fair, many of the young people. It was great to see all the interest in our history. Thanks to all that helped at the OBHS Booth and those that put on the event.