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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

Swimcrest swimmers rock the Greenfield Triathlon!

Swimcrest swimmers rock the Greenfield Triathlon!

It’s been a few weeks and this post is overdue, but I still haven’t forgotten how fantastic it was to see so many Swimcrest swimmers take to the water the Greenfield Triathlon. This race has a special place in my heart as I’ve raced it many times, the last of which was at least a … Continue reading

Swimcrest invades Canada! (Kingdom Swim 2015 Race Report)

Swimcrest invades Canada! (Kingdom Swim 2015 Race Report)

  A year ago this weekend, I took to the waters of Lake Zurich, swimming 16.4 miles in what was my longest swim to date. A wonderful event, and incredible time for my entire family, it’s felt hard to follow up. Switzerland. Beautiful water. Amazing fellow swimmers. Perfect conditions. Really, a perfect marathon swim event … Continue reading

Oh Turkey, how I long for your clear waters.

Oh Turkey, how I long for your clear waters.

Oh Turkey. I’ve been back for two weeks and I long for you. I miss the hours of swimming each day in the Mediterranean and the Aegean. Water so clear and deep and so brilliantly colored, it was magnificent. Sailing each day and resting each afternoon on the deck of our beautiful Kaya Mehmet. Eating … Continue reading