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

When all else fails, there is still swimming.

When all else fails, there is still swimming.

For many of us right now, this is a tense, tumultuous, scary time. I know that for me, anxiety has been running at Full Tilt for quite a while now. The water is my respite from it all. It’s the place where quiet reigns. The place where no phones or televisions or social media posts … Continue reading

Happy New Year, Swimmy Friends!

Happy New Year, Swimmy Friends!

Happy 2017 from Swimcrest. May this year bring good things for all of us, whether in the water or out. And of course, thank you for another year of wonderful support. You make every day here a lovely one and I’m so lucky to know you all. Despite my lack of writing here, the swimming … Continue reading

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

In the wake of the events of this past week, I am reposting this part of my site. Because it matters. Because I am here for you. Because I will not allow messages of hatred and fear to rule our lives, and because the water is a place for us to heal as we move … Continue reading

It’s Swim Time! (But then, isn’t it always?)

It’s Swim Time! (But then, isn’t it always?)

As the seasons change, and the days grow darker, good swimming continues at Swimcrest. It’s one of the things I love about having an indoor pool. When the weather starts to get colder, and we move toward that hibernation instinct, the water still beckons, a respite from the chill outside. Both kids and adults have … Continue reading

Lago d’Orta – when can I go back?

Lago d’Orta – when can I go back?

When I need to remember why I love this swimming thing, I’ll go back and watch this. A few moments of my swim at Lago d’Orta. So very lucky to have competed there this summer. Okay Italy, what’s next??

Summer at Swimcrest!

Summer at Swimcrest!

Thank you all for a summer of fun, challenge, silliness, and wonderful water time. I’m a lucky woman! You guys rock!  

8 Bridges Stage 4 – It’s finally time

8 Bridges Stage 4 – It’s finally time

Three years ago, I had a swim disappointment. A few days before Stage 4 of the 8 Bridges Swim in New York, I had to drop out. (See my post about it HERE.) At the time, it was to be my first swim of at least 15-miles, but with water temperatures in the low-60s, I … Continue reading