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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

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??

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

Swim Speed Secrets Coaching Certification – Part Two

Swim Speed Secrets Coaching Certification – Part Two

After two partial days with Sheila Taormina, both swimming with her and then, watching her offer technique feedback on the videos of swimmers attending the Swim Speed Secrets Clinic, it was time for the “real” work to begin! I woke up early on Saturday, a little disappointed that I would not be able to swim … Continue reading

Bermuda Round the Sound 10k Race Report

Bermuda Round the Sound 10k Race Report

Here’s the gorgeous water that greeted me as I flew into Bermuda nearly a month ago. Not a bad way to start my Round the Sound adventure! As I mentioned in my last post, I have always wanted to have the opportunity to do this swim, a 10k in the warm waters of Bermuda, and … Continue reading

Okay, Bermuda. Let’s do this!

Okay, Bermuda. Let’s do this!

It’s hard to believe but in just a few days, I’ll be headed to Bermuda for the Round the Sound 10k. It’s a swim I’ve always wanted to do, but in past years, the scheduled conflicted with my beloved St. Croix Swim Race, an event I couldn’t possibly miss in this 20th anniversary year! This … Continue reading