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2010 Walk on Water Competition

Three teams vie to reach the end of the swimming pool.

The 2010 Walk on Water competition was held on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Southwestern Community College swimming pool, from 10:00 – 1:00 PM.

There were over 87 attendees, with teams from San Diego City College, Southwestern College, San Diego State University, La Jolla High School, Central Union High School, San Pasqual High School, and Mark Twain High School,  within the San Diego MESA Schools Program.

Most campuses respective MESA programs’ refunded costs to build the buoyancy shoes that teams created to ‘walk on water’ up to $100.

Teams of MESA & SPSD students designed “buoyancy shoes”, and student “shoe pilots” race across the length of the pool. The competition allows students to gain experience at applying applying the engineering design process; solving open-ended problems.

KFMB-TV (CBS) San Diego featured a news coverage clip on their Local 8 Weekend broadcast that is viewable here: Click here to watch the Local 8 Weekend news coverage clip.

The San Diego MESA Alliance would like to thank the following volunteers and guests for their support: James and Janka Bond from Southwestern College; Joanne Jordan, Frank Snook, and Wedad Schlotte of NAVAIR.

2010 Walk on Water Final Results:


  1. Spices, La Jolla High School
  2. I SHPE You Not, Mesa College
  3. Fishies, La Jolla High School

Most Creative:

  1. Aquanauts, San Pasqual High School
  2. Fishies, La Jolla High School
  3. Hugs-N-Kisses, Southwestern College

Recycled Material Usage:

  1. Hugs-N-Kisses, Southwestern College
  2. U-Boats, La Jolla High School
  3. Bottle Star, Southwestern College

Videos can be found at the San Diego MESA Alliance YouTube channel –Walk on Water playlist.

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