Zoroastrian Teen Swimmer Conquers San Francisco Waters
13-Year-Old Completes Epic 2 day Swim from Alcatraz to the Pier and Across the Golden Gate Bridge
Shahaan Tavadia, a 13 year old young Zoroastrian from Phoenix, Arizona USA took on the daunting 2 day challenge of swimming in the open waters of San Francisco Bay. On Day 1, the swim was scheduled to commence from Alcatraz Island, all the way to the Pier at a distance of 1.4 Miles. The arduous journey continued on day 2, spanning across the Golden Gate Bridge at a distance of 1.2 miles. There were around 70 people in the group ranging 10 to 60 years old.
This swim is known for its treacherous currents, chilly waters, and in the company of marine life. These conditions make it a formidable task even for experienced swimmers. Shahaan, a seasoned swimmer, has been honing his
skills in the pool for the past 6 years. He started his swimming journey at a young age, dedicating countless hours of hard work and determination to improve his technique and endurance. Despite all the challenges, Shahaan fearlessly dove into the frigid waters and embarked on this incredible journey. With determination and perseverance, he powered through the currents, staying focused to reach his goal. With sheer determination and skill, Shahaan triumphantly completed these momentous swims and “escaped his limitations”. His years of training, dedication, and perseverance paid off, as he emerged from the waters, conquering this remarkable feat. We also witnessed Shahaan’s quick wit during the first race, when out of sheer misfortune, he was swayed away by the currents to a different location than the finish line. He emerged at a completely different location amongst strangers. Unlike people his age, who would panic and have a meltdown, Shahaan quickly assessed the situation and gathered as much information about his location as he could. He then decided that it was wiser to swim back along the coastline line until he finally was reunited with his swim party.
It was a moment of great joy and pride for him, his family, and his coaches. This accomplishment is a testament to Shahaan’s unwavering passion for swimming and his ability to overcome challenges. It serves as an inspiration to the youth that hard work, perseverance, and dedication can lead to extraordinary achievements at a young age.
Congratulations Shahaan for the wonderful feat. Wish you many more.
Congratulations Shahaan. Keep it up.
You have completed one feat, there are many more you have to complete in near future. Do not step back keep going, All The best to you in your future endeavours. May Ahura Mazda help and guide you always.
Congratulations Shahaan. You make us all proud. God Bless you. Keep it up.
He makes us very proud
Commendable. Admire his cougar this young age. Wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
Wow Shahaan Fuiji is Proud of you 💕
God Bless you my Son 💫
Wow Shahaan Fuiji is proud of you 💕
God Bless you my son 💫
Congrats Shahaan. Proud of you. Keep going. Ahura Mazda Bless You…
Congratulations to him! Personally, knowing the state of things there, I’m surprised he was affected by all the pollution!
Congratulations Shahaan. Wonderful achievement completing this tough course. Wishing you many more successes in the future.
Congratulations Dear Shahaan for this tremendous swim, may you conquer many more of these swims. Good Luck and God Bless. Proud of you.
Hi Shahaan CONGRATULATIONS keep it up and bring laurels to our small Parsi community
congratulations to you shahaan and your proud parents
Superb swim SHAHAAN WITH DADAR AHURA MAZDA’S GRACE.
CONGRATULATIONS & KEEP UP YOUR GOOD SPIRIT.
YAZDAN PANAAH BAAD.