In 1988, the NY Times gave a description of John Moffet: "In many
ways, Moffet is a typical swimmer: big (6 feet 1 inch and 186 pounds),
bright (a 1987 Stanford graduate), introspective and willing to
sacrifice." To those of us at Swim Across America, John is a world-class
athlete and a loyal friend with a philanthropic heart.
John made the US Olympic swim team twice - first for the Moscow
Olympics in 1980 and second for the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. In
1985 he won three gold medals at both the Pan Pacific Swimming
Championships and the Summer Universiade.
John was first introduced to SAA by long time friend and fellow
Olympian Craig Beardsley, who invited him to join us for the second
annual San Francisco Bay Swim in 2008. After getting to know our
swimmers and volunteers, John was hooked. He returned to the Bay in
2009, this time to swim in the 1.5 mile course.
John is an Emmy Award winning television producer who lives in LA with his wife and two children.