This is Peter Brodie, I am swimming for my friend Jeff Birt who died of Cancer in 2011.
Jeffrey Allen Birt (age 36) was born in Seattle, WA on August 27, 1974. He died on May 6, 2011, at his home surrounded by family. Jeff graduated from Shorewood High School (Shoreline, WA) in 1992 & attended Northwest University (Kirkland, WA). Jeff joined the Seattle Fire Department at the age of 19 in April of 1994; he spent most of his career as the Tillerman on Ladder 4 in Belltown. Jeff was actively involved at his church, Westgate Chapel. His greatest joy was in spending time with his wife & children. Jeff loved going to the ocean, Lake Chelan, golfing, & joining his father target shooting & clamming. Jeff was always providing a good laugh & loved an intellectual conversation. Jeff was a strong, deeply compassionate man who genuinely cared for all people. He is greatly missed by his family & friends. We love you Jeff!
Swim Across America - Seattle, 6917 93rd Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.
Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!