The 16th Annual Swimsuit Issue



photography by Brian Fitzsimmons

 

Marley Zochert

Sphere Club Coach and Instructor at TruFusion

Favorite Summer Memory
“Growing up, my family and I would always take a trip down to the beach to camp, which usually is around mid- to late June. My favorite summer memory was several years ago on one of these trips. We were gathered around the campfire making s’mores after a long day of bodyboarding and fishing for dinner, not worrying about the sand in our pits or our burnt faces, but just happy to be in each other’s company. It’s the night I discovered my favorite food wasn’t solely because of the taste but because of the experience. I’m not one to choose the beach over the mountains, but I’d choose this night over any other night if I could relive it.”

Favorite Summer Spot in Austin
“The doggy part of Barton Springs — because if my pup is happy, I’m happy."

Wearing:
L Space Kennedy Bottom Classic Fit, L Space Harper Bikini Top, Eric Javits Lil Squishee Visor, Rayban Sunglasses, Baublebar Earrings

 

Danny Prasaenphanich

Trainer at E + E Fitness and Heat Boot Camp

Favorite Summer Memory
“My favorite summer memories stem from way back in the mid-80s. Yes, I said ‘80s.’ I was between six and eight years old and my family would travel to Nags Head, North Carolina, every summer with one to two other family friends. The drive down was always so fun because my sister and I would lay in the back of my dad’s station wagon with our big white Samoyed. The most fun we would have was always at night walking on the beach and catching sand crabs.”

Favorite Summer Spot in Austin
“I actually have two favorite spots during the summer here in Austin. First is a somewhat secluded spot called Sculpture Falls. Still part of the Greenbelt, but a little more west. My second favorite spot is on a stand-up paddleboard anywhere on Lady Bird or Lake Austin.”

Wearing:
Faherty Beacon Swim Trunk

 

Kathleen Parker

Austin’s Fittest Winner and Trainer at IGnite Your Life

Favorite Summer Memory
“I grew up spending the summers at Lake LBJ — just up from Lake Austin. I am one of six kids and we spent the entire summer behind the boat. My dad, always inventing new crazy stuff for us to do on the lake, had a great “game” that our family, along with several other families “played.” It was called “Bull Dogging.” Our family boat pulled this HUGE 6-foot diameter black innertube — back then you just tubed on the inside of a tractor tire — no cover — and you tied a rope around it and that was tubing! The tube boat would pull three or four people up on the tube to start. Then three other ski boats would be pulling a water skier up and would drive up parallel to the tube boat and the skier would have to ski on to the tube. This is all going 30 mph! You would jump on the tube with the assistance of the tubers grabbing you, and kick your ski off and keep going. We got a record number of 15 people on the tube! Best wipeout EVER when the tube would hit a wave!”

Favorite Summer Spot in Austin
“SO EASY! LAKE AUSTIN! Any time I can sneak away, you will find me on my boat, Sparkles. It is my VERY happy place. How great that part of my job with iGnite Your Life is teaching Wake surfing and skiing! I wake surf and water ski 12 months out of the year, which is not hard to do in Texas weather. If my husband can’t find me, he knows exactly where I am. I have a great group of girlfriends that are ready to go at the drop of a hat — so priceless.”

Wearing: 
Seafolly Active Multi Strap High Neck One Piece

 

Drew Davis

Personal Trainer and Musician

Favorite Summer Memory
“Growing up, there was a big local music festival every summer with amazing music, food, drinks, vendors and community. My mom took us when we were little kids, and we looked forward to it every single summer. The first time I got to perform at the festival I was 12 years old, and I felt like I was Britney Spears even though I was totally the 11 a.m. slot before people even starting showing up. I continued to go every summer into my mid-twenties, and ever since, summertime reminds me of groovy live music, ice-cold adult beverages (when I was older, of course), delicious street food and days that go on forever in the best way possible.”

Favorite Summer Spot in Austin
“My favorite Austin summer hang out spot is a three-way tie: 1) the rooftop at El Alma for ceviche and margaritas 2) Hotel San Jose’s pool bar for cheese and wine and the best olives in the city and 3) Half Step bar for late summer night musical jams and hangs and one-of-a-kind cocktails”

Wearing:
L Space Bikini Parker Top, L Space Kennedy Bottom Classic, Hat Attack All Around Tassel Hat, Baublebar Earrings

 

Shannon Dolan 

Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainerat Castle Hill Fitness and Shannon Dolan Fitness 

Favorite Summer Memory
“My favorite memories from the summer would be all the times my friends and family got together for my birthday in July. We would all gather back in Maryland, where I’m from, gathering around a bushel of crabs, an Orioles game or enjoying a glass of wine at the vineyard by the mountain! There’s nothing better than being surrounded by the people you love the most, soaking up the sunshine!”

Favorite Summer Spot in Austin
“I definitely love cooling off at Barton Springs, paddleboarding on the lake or bringing the dogs to Commons Ford Ranch!”

Wearing: 
L Space Shelby Top, L Space Monique Full Cut Bottom, Lespecs Amanda Tort Sunglasses, Roberta Roller Rabbit Malisa Earrings

 

Danzel Adams

Trainer and Kickboxing Instructor at E + E Fitness

Favorite Summer Memory
“My favorite summer memory has to be when I served in the Air Force living in Germany. Spending weekly summer trips in Berlin and enjoying the day, and magnificent nightlife with friends, tourists and locals. Learning the culture and language inspired my confident mindset and positive outlook on life.”

Favorite Summer Spot in Austin
“My favorite Austin summer hangout spot is definitely The Domain. Grabbing drinks with friends, networking and being social are very important factors in my life.”

Wearing:
Vuori Cruise Boardshort

 

Joy Torres

Yogi and Owner of Fit Fit 

Favorite Summer Memory
“New Year’s Eve at the beach in Brazil (our summer starts in November). We all dress up in white and go to the beach at midnight to pop champagne, watch the fireworks (that can last up to an hour) and jump seven waves and make a wish. Then we head back home to barbecue, drink and dance.” 

Favorite Summer Spot in Austin
“Barton Springs and Little Darlin’s huge yard for drinks, games and fun with family and friends.”

Wearing:
Beth Richards Scrunchie One Piece, Cherry Earings, Seafolly Women’s Cotton Gauze Sarong, LeSpecs Bandwagon Sunglasses

 

John Whitney

Programs and Operationsat Austin Bouldering Project and Private Baseball Trainer

Favorite Summer Memory:
“My favorite summer memory is from the last few years in Austin. Throwing batting practice in the Westlake High School cages and from there running to Pennybacker Bridge to hop on a boat and go wakesurfing. Oh! And meeting Dave Chappelle at Juiceland. Man, that was awesome.”

Favorite Summer Spot in Austin
“My go-to summer hangs are the batting cages at Westlake High, anywhere on the Greenbelt, specifically cliff jumping, and at Barton Springs — I just got an annual membership and I’m stoked.”

Wearing:
Bonobos Banzai E-Waist Trunks

 

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Special thanks to FLOAT ON BOAT RENTALS and LONESTAR COURT FOR HELPING US SHOOT ON LAKE AUSTIN AND AT THE DOMAIN!

 

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