Ocean Hearts

Class
Boat Name
Roosevelt
Boat Number
88
Causes
American Heart Association - Go red for women
Sponsors
Justin's
XX2i optics
Safe Moves
Website
www.oceanhearts.org/
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Team Members

Name
Pat Hines
Occupation
Founder / Ex-Director of NGO
Age at Start
61
Born in
USA
Representing
CA, USA
Lives in
CA, USA

I’ve been a life-long athlete, competing as a triathlete, long distance swimmer, transcontinental bike racer and then gave birth to twins at 46 years of age.  I was looking for a new endurance challenge that would test me metaphysically and emotionally when I discovered the Great Pacific Race in 2014. I knew this was it and started preparing.”  Before now, Pat’s most challenging race included swimming from the Marina in Los Angeles, to the island of Catalina.

Pat, swimmer at the University of Miami and former Vice President of RKO Radio, founded Safe Moves in 1983 as a tribute to her friend who was hit by a car while they were training for the 1984 Olympics in bicycling. Ms. Hines speaks throughout the world on traffic safety issues as it pertains to children.  She is author of many books and articles on children’s safety and was recognized by President Bill Clinton as a leader in the area of traffic safety education for children.

The non-profit SafeMoves, is now recognized as the leading authority in traffic safety education in the country.  Safe Moves has not only been credited with saving thousands of children’s lives through education, but also through legislation.

*Safe Moves has been featured in local and national news including ”The Today Show”, “Good Morning, America”, “20/20”, “Dateline” and “Oprah” as well as in the Los Angeles Times, The New York.

In between raising 15-year old twins,  training for the Great Pacific Race, running SafeMoves, serving on the board of Return to Freedom Wild Horse Preservation and Sanctuary, Pat also bicycles with Vets in her spare time.

 

Name
Liz Dycus
Occupation
Engineer - Critical Infrastructure
Age at Start
58
Born in
Germany
Representing
CA, USA
Lives in
CA, USA

I’ve always been an athlete, but I am also an engineer and technical geek. When I  first heard about the Great Pacific Race I realized it would be an opportunity for me to not only physically but mentally challenge myself. This row across the Pacific will push me completely out of my comfort zone and strengthen my belief in myself.

Liz Graduated from Georgia Tech with Electrical Engineering Degree, and Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of North Georgia.  When not coming to the rescue of major crises as Sr. Manager of Critical Infrastructure, Liz is Kayaking and hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains.