|Depiction of Battle of Puebla|
Decades before Congress got into the act, Bill Horgos, a member of some notoriety of first the Dolphin and then the South End clubs, suggested a swimming tribute to the fifth of May. He designed and promoted the aptly named “Five Coves of Death” swim.
|Passage Behind Thayer|
Recently, the Five Coves of Death has served as a qualifying swim for the Bay to Breakers swim. Consequently, several yellow-capped individuals who couldn't manage a mid-week swim were circling Aquatic Park Cove Saturday and Sunday. Forced to weave through the weekend crowd of wet-suited swimmers, these folks soldiered through the course essentially unwatched, unloved, and unfed. These people must have a high need to swim the Bay to Breakers.
Perhaps the award for "Most Obsessive" must go to Kimberly Chambers and her companion. They finished their first Five Coves of Death Tuesday morning at 7:30 am. Emerging from the water looking radiant, they cheerfully informed observers of their plan to return and repeat the course at 5:05 pm. While not unprecedented, this is highly unusual. What is even more unusual is that Kimberly's companion wore no swim cap whatsoever for the occasion. One would imagine that these two scooped up double helpings of food at the buffet that night.