BLACK LIVES MATTER

As I was thinking about to write regarding Black Lives Matter, I wondered what questions would arise. Why is it even important that a swim coach state that Black Lives Matter? What could swimming possibly have to do with the fight to end continued police brutality against black and brown bodies? Can’t swimming just be … Continue reading

Covid-19 Protocols for Sessions at Swimcrest – 20 May 2020

Covid-19 Protocols for Sessions at Swimcrest – 20 May 2020

Covid-19 Protocols for Sessions at Swimcrest: (Please note that the following is subject to change dependent upon the Covid-19 situation at any given time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.)  On the day of your scheduled session, please assess your overall health. Do you feel okay? Have you been sick within the last week? … Continue reading

Swimcrest Update, 4 May 2020.

Swimcrest Update, 4 May 2020.

Hello again, my friends! I hope you all are healthy and well, and making it through this time as best you can. I miss you. Has it really been almost 2 months that we have been living in our new reality? If you feel like our family, the time has simultaneously flown and crawled by, … Continue reading

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