• Heather Lobdell

Tiburon man’s annual Swim for Sara raises money in memory of his late wife

Updated: Jan 13


At 9:30 a.m. Nov. 7, Tiburon’s Jeff Schottenstein jumped into the bay from a boat near Alcatraz Island. He describes conditions that day as kind, but that’s relative because the San Francisco Bay can be very mean. Skies were blue and currents calm as Schottenstein, 51, swam in 58-degree water toward San Francisco. When Schottenstein stepped on shore 1.4 miles and an hour later, his kids were waiting with warm towels, big hugs and bittersweet congratulations. He’d just completed his second Swim For Sara, a fundraising tribute to his wife and their mother, who died of cancer four years ago. (Photo provided by Jeff Schottenstein)


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