Rick Weymer

rick weymer - my y story

Lampeter-Strasburg branch member Rick Weymer took part in our Swim Marathon challenge in January 2012. After the first two weeks of the challenge, he had completed the 26.1 miles and was motivated to keep going. By the end of December 2012, Rick had completed 516.2 miles, which equals 36,344 pool lengths and 18,172 laps! While Rick has been a swimmer all his life, he hadn’t swum competitively for many years before joining the Y. He returned to swimming as a way to maintain good health and fitness and since retiring from teaching, finds it a bit easier to fit in his 5-6 weekly swims. Rick joined the Lampeter-Strasburg Y branch when it opened in 2009 and appreciates both its close-to-home convenience and the resources it offers to the community.