Toby Blanck at Sierra Tucson Rehab. Toby Blanck, died March 18th, 2007 at age 33 in a drowning accident in Tucson, Arizona. He was doing an under-water swim – an exercise where you swim under water for as long as possible. It is practiced by almost all swimmers in order to increase lung capacity. Toby was trim, and fit; he exercised regularly and vigorously. He loved the outdoors and backpacked often. Toby was posthumously awarded a Life Time Achievement award at the Teva Mountain Games in Vail, Co, on June 1st, 2007.