A big “Thank You” to all the swimmers, volunteers, and cheerleaders for participating in this year’s Abilities United Aquathon and for making it such a success! We hope you enjoyed the event. We especially want to recognize the team captains for pulling all the swimmers together, and the following wonderful volunteers:
Vickie Yamaoka for organizing the food table – which is a huge job!
Bern King, the official photographer of the event.
Chris Ream–isn’t he a wonderful emcee!
Jon Rothmann, KGO Newstalk 810, award host.
Susan Roy, former Olympic swimmer, award presenter.
Doug Tao, Video Tao, for providing our audio service.

One Brick volunteers
Homestead Interact Club volunteers
Sharkie for always entertaining the crowd and creating great photo ops!
We are still in fundraising mode as we have a number of large trophies in the office waiting for homes for the year.
We’ve extended the fundraising date until 5 pm Friday, Sept. 30. Now is the time to encourage your donors to apply for matching gifts through their companies. It can double your donation amount! If you send us copies of the forms, we will add the match to your totals as a pledge.
Help us get to $200,000 by September 30th!
Our congratulations to the following teams for their placement in the speed category:
Adult Teams1st Place: Webcoracle 135 laps
nd Place: Sue Nommi’s Speedos 132 laps
rd Place Cisco Bommarito Barracudas 128 laps

Family/Community/Kids Teams1st Place: BWSC Rehab 90 laps
nd Place: Jack’s Divers 79 laps
rd Place: BWSC Rec 74 laps

Special thanks to the Abilities United Aquathon sponsors:
Lockheed Martin
IntuitWebcor Builders
Milk Pail Market
Montreux Equity Partners
Family Dentistry
As well as inkind donors:
Captain Kirk’s San Francisco Sailing
Costco · Esther’s German Bakery – Los Altos
Hobee’s Restaurant · House of Bagels
Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels · La Baguette
Odwalla · Peet’s Coffee and Tea – Palo Alto
SJ Sharks · Verisign
Finally, special thanks to Sunnyvale Sun photographer, William Gerth for spreading the word about Abilities United and the Aquathon. Read the article and see the photo in the September 16 Sunnyvale Sun
Several team captains have already begun to strategize for next year, so we expect some very close competitions in 2012!
Thanks again for your support and for contributing so much energy and fun to the Aquathon!

Linda & Jo