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
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
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 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
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
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
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??
Thank you all for a summer of fun, challenge, silliness, and wonderful water time. I’m a lucky woman! You guys rock!
I am going to give you a warning before you read anymore: this post is going to be long, and a little bit gross. There. You have been warned. Now, read on to hear about my time at the Lago d’Orta Marathon Swim in Italy. Back in March, I happened to check that random message … Continue reading
Yes, I am basking in the afterglow. 3 years after I initially signed up for it, Stage 4 of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim has been completed! I swam from the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to the Bear Mountain Bridge in the Hudson River. When I signed up for Stage 4 in 2013, I had yet … Continue reading