This week, in a swim group I follow, someone asked the inevitable question. How many miles did you swim this year? Quickly, the numbers started rolling in as swimmers posted their totals. 487 and 204 and 849 and 103 and 1312. Some swimmers were proud of miles completed after returning to the water post-injury or … Continue reading
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I swam around St. John!
I am behind in writing my swim report about my recent adventure in St. John. Thankfully, Amy Roberts, of the St. John Source, wrote this lovely piece. Super thankful for the support and I’ll share my story soon.
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
Help the Texas Civil Rights Project! (And in return, I’ll swim A LOT.)
In less than two weeks, I will enter the waters of Lake LBJ, in Texas. For 20 miles, I will swim, doing what I know how to do, all the while raising money for and honoring the work of the Texas Civil Rights Project. And for the first time in my swimming career, I am … Continue reading
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.
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?
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??
Lago d’Orta Marathon Swim – The Ridiculously Long Race Report
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
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