Carmel By The Sea, California
|Primary Discipline(s)||Open Water Swimming, Road Running, Trail Running, SUP, Rowing, Yoga|
|Bucket List Race||Ironman|
|Off-Day Activity||Yoga, Surf, SUP, Hike, Bike|
I'm Ali, 27 years old, and a little obsessed with everything related to being active in the water, especially the ocean. I grew up in Germany, far away from a lake or the ocean (the only close water body to swim in was the dirty canal), and always dreamed about living by the ocean. I was finally able to make that dream come true when receiving a scholarship to do my master's in Monterey and since being in California, I've probably spent more time in the ocean open-water swimming than in an actual classroom or my office. This summer I finished my very first swim race, from Alcatraz back to Aquatic Park in San Francisco and now I am hooked. I am so eager to continue to train and improve while building new relationships and learning from other swimmers.
While I've only been an open-water swimmer for about two years, I also have a little addiction to running and am currently training for the CIM in December. After that I want to complete my first triathlon and start training for the Ironman 70.3 in Santa Cruz in 2023. In the meantime, I am excited to explore more trails, roads, beaches, and lakes, and get more involved with this amazing community of athletes that share my passion to be active in the outdoors.