After the coaches stroke practice, Terry invited us all down to the beach for a group swim. The group ended up starting where the large life guard tower is and terry started about a 1/2 mile further upthe shore. Dave let the lifeguards know where we would be swimming and they came down to the water and pointed out where the riptides were. he was totally cool with us gong out there to swim, and calmly explained what to do if we got caught in the riptide. Dave had taken some channel swimmers to the same beach last week, so the lifeguards knew Dave and knew that we weren’t yahoos.