Record-holder swimmer joins Pacifica Sports Hall of Fame

San Jose Mercury News

On June 11, 2013, at the age of 62, Gary Emich became the first person to compete 1,000 swims from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park without wetsuit or fins. . . . For the past four years Emich has organized fund-raising swim events for Baykeeper, a non-profit organization that protects San Francisco Bay from pollution.