Swimcrest Coronavirus Update – 15 March 2020

Swimcrest Coronavirus Update – 15 March 2020

Hello my lovely swimmers! As of today, Sunday, the 15th of March, Swimcrest will be closed for one week, through, at least, Sunday the 22nd. It has been determined that pools are relatively safe environments in terms of the water itself, but the concern is with locker room and changing areas, as well as the … Continue reading

Swimcrest Coronavirus Policy – as of 9 March 2020

Swimcrest Coronavirus Policy – as of 9 March 2020

Since I’m already fielding questions, I thought it might be useful to let folks know what I’m thinking about the current Coronavirus issue and how it will impact lessons at Swimcrest. As most of you know, Swimcrest is a bit different than your average public pool. The benefit of having a private facility is that … Continue reading

Lake LBJ Marathon Swim – the swim report!

Lake LBJ Marathon Swim – the swim report!

Sydne Didier – Lake Lyndon B. Johnson Boulders below Inks Lake Dam to Marble Falls Dam 29.7 km (18.5 miles) 10 hours, 0 minutes on 24 September 2018 Observed and documented by Tiffany McQueen First swim of Lake LBJ length Contents Swimmer Support Personnel Swim Parameters Swim Data & GPS Observer Log Narrative Video Swimmer … Continue reading

Local activist raises awareness through Texas swim

Local activist raises awareness through Texas swim By SCOTT MERZBACH  Staff Writer Friday, October 12, 2018 AMHERST MA AMHERST — A recent 20-mile swim in Texas by an Amherst woman raised both money and awareness for an organization that is fighting institutional discrimination, including that faced by families and individuals crossing the southern border of … Continue reading

Circumnavigation of Culebra – Puerto Rico

Circumnavigation of Culebra – Puerto Rico

Route Description – Circumnavigation of Culebra, Puerto Rico. Start and finish at Mosquito Bay Beach. Start and Finish – Mosquito Bay Beach, Latitude 18.29708, Longitute -65.26535 Certified Route Distance – 31.3 km, 19.44 miles. Swim Data: Start: 29 August 2017, 5:50 am Finish: 29 August 2017, 5:54 pm Elapsed: 12:04 Summary of Conditions: Water Temp: … Continue reading

Summer Swimming Magic.

Summer Swimming Magic.

Thank you all for another wonderful summer in the water. And remember that the swimming does not end because the seasons change. The water is waiting for you!

When it’s time to NOT swim.

When it’s time to NOT swim.

Right now, I am not on an airplane. As I write, I should be getting ready to land in Chicago, preparing to board my second flight and head to Portland, Oregon for the Portland Bridge Swim. Instead, I am sitting at my kitchen table. I am drinking coffee, wondering what I will do with the … Continue reading

Let Summer be Summer, and the swimming will come.

Let Summer be Summer, and the swimming will come.

In the Winter, I start getting the calls and emails. “My daughter is 4. She isn’t swimming yet. Can we schedule her for every day in the Summer?” “My son is on swim team but he’s not progressing as quickly as the other kids in his lane. He’s 8. Can you fix his breaststroke?” “She … Continue reading