Tension mounts at the start of race #1. Guess who's inching ahead of the start line?
You guessed it! Coach Roch takes the lead by the end of the first lap . . . though he'd receive a 1 minute penalty for his "head start". Hey, if you're not cheating, you're not trying . . . and you're only cheating if you get caught.
Looking like the aquaman he is, Coach Roach exults as he exits the swim first.
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Triathlon Swim Start Marred by Unsportsman Like Behaviour
It's all fun and games 'til the gun goes off. The swim start was tense but everyone seemed to get through it alright. Taking advantage of the 1-lap handicap, 9-year old Melanie Kaplan was the first to exit the water with her dad, Bob. The "family" was followed by swimming ringer and UCSD Master's Triathlon Club coach, Roch Frey. Having donated his bike to a participant, Roach made the most of the one event he could participate in - the swim. Winning the first leg handily, he sprinted to the bike transition area and gasped, "Boy, I'm glad I don't have to keep going!" A true example for all to follow.