Triathletes swam a relay for charity at the Culver City Municipal Plunge Photo by Maria Martin

Triathletes swam a relay for charity at the Culver City Municipal Plunge
Photo by Maria Martin

Triathletes, fitness enthusiasts and recreational swimmers dove in headfirst at the Culver City Municipal Plunge for the Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge on May 22.

Organized by the LA Tri Club, the non-stop marathon of lap swimming raises funds to provide free swim lessons and water safety classes for kids who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Now in its sixth year, the Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge generated more than $10,000 to make a difference in the lives thousands of children, LA Tri Club cofounder Larry Turkheimer said.

Participants included groups from UCLA, the Southern California Aquatics Center, Equinox Fitness, the Tower 26 triathlon training group and local high schools.

Last year C2C also began a relationship with One with the Water, an organization that teaches children and adults with disabilities and terminal illnesses how to swim.

— Maria Martin

Visit latriclub.com and coast2-coastswim.com to learn more about the club and their event.