West Seattle, Washington
As noted here last month, Stephanie Zimmerman was set to make the Amy Hiland Swim (Bremerton to Alki Point) on July 20th, after 2 years of training, but a last-minute problem with the escort boat forced a postponement. Northwest Open Water Swimming Association president Andrew Malinak tells us the boat’s been repaired and the swim is rescheduled for this Saturday, August 3rd. With a local support crew on board – including Rose Filer, who made the swim last year – Stephanie’s scheduled to start from Bremerton at 8:30 am Saturday, and is anticipated to reach Alki Point around 2 pm. You’ll be able to check the tracking page here.
Highlights as we welcome a new month:
BLUE ANGELS: They’ll be flying for two practice sessions today, first one starting at 11 am. Remember that the I-90 floating bridge will NOT be closing while they’re up, and that if you’re going to go watch the takeoff preps at the Museum of Flight, they’re parked in a different area that requires admission, unlike years past.
LOW-LOW TIDE: Out to -3.1 feet at 11:41 am, so Seattle Aquarium volunteer beach naturalists are out at Lincoln and Constellation Parks 9:30 am-1:30 pm.
FIREFIGHTER STORY TIME: 11:30 am, bring the little ones to meet firefighters and learn about safety at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)
AVIATION PROGRAMS OPEN HOUSE: Learn about what you can study at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), 6 pm. (6000 16th SW)
SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA: 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, this week’s free concert is headlined by Alec Shaw. Bring your own chair/blanket. Presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, with community co-sponsors including WSB. (Walnut/Lander)
BILL DAVIE: Singer-songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
HIGHLINE BEARS: Third-to-last home game of the season is a fundraiser to fight cancer, 7:05 pm vs. Puget Sound Senior Baseball League at Steve Cox Memorial Park. (1321 SW 102nd)
THAT’S JUST THE START: See the full list on our complete calendar!
7:59 AM: Checking in on the morning commute later than usual – no incidents or alerts in our area.
TUNNEL REMINDER: The NB Highway 99 tunnel is scheduled to be closed 11 pm Friday-noon Sunday for “joint and pavement repairs.”