CIU Student has strong finish in Swim Around Key West

June 19, 2013

For the seventh time in his life, 52-year-old Bill Haselden went for a little swim in Florida – the annual 12.5 mile Swim Around Key West on June 8. But this time, Haselden, a student in CIU Seminary & School of Ministry took along one of his professors, Dr. Rick Higgins. Higgins served alongside him in a kayak as his aid. Haselden finished in 26th place among solo male swimmers and 47th overall with a time of 6 hours and 17 minutes.   

Haselden, who is a retired business executive and founder of Pet Lover’s Warehouse, lives in Chapin, S.C. and became a CIU student at the suggestion of Higgins. He is enrolled in the Biblical Ministry Certificate program and is considering pursuing a master’s degree from the seminary. Haselden says at this point, his main goal as a student “is to absorb as much of the teaching as I can and allow God to apply it to my life.”

Higgins wrote about his Key West experience with Haselden on his blog.

Also check out this story, CIU Student Swims Around Keywest - Again, published before this year’s big swim.