The culmination of months of swim training in Lake Austin, Pure Austin Quarry Lake, and even Lake Washington was the Got2Swim11K Charity Swim held on the morning of August 28th. Over 50 swimmers and their swim guardians arrived early in the morning to swim 11K after collectively raising over $50K for Colin’s Hope. Colin’s Hope raises water safety awareness to prevent children from drowning and envisions a world where children do not drown. The swimmers started at the Lake Hills Community Park and swam towards the Pennybacker Bridge on 360. Each swim guardian was given a flag with the name of a child who had drown in 2014. Colin, for whom the organization was named, use to say, “This is the Best Day Ever!” which is what Thursday, August 28th was. The swimmers were given ideal swimmiming weather–smooth water and sunny, clear skies. Barrett finished his swim in just under 3 hours and 30 minutes. From the swim guardian point of view, he made it look easy, but at the same time we both know that not everyone wants to swim 11K. Training for the swim was fun, but knowing the funds raised went to a great cause was what mattered the most!