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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

Circumnavigation of Culebra – Puerto Rico

Circumnavigation of Culebra – Puerto Rico

Route Description – Circumnavigation of Culebra, Puerto Rico. Start and finish at Mosquito Bay Beach. Start and Finish – Mosquito Bay Beach, Latitude 18.29708, Longitute -65.26535 Certified Route Distance – 31.3 km, 19.44 miles. Swim Data: Start: 29 August 2017, 5:50 am Finish: 29 August 2017, 5:54 pm Elapsed: 12:04 Summary of Conditions: Water Temp: … Continue reading

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