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
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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
Swim Speed Secrets Coaching Certification – Part One
Wow. So much to tell about the incredible weekend I had in Sarasota, Florida, attending Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Secrets Coaches Certification. In fact, it’s taken more more than a week to process all that I did and learned. And now, it’s time to share. Sarasota, Florida is not a bad place to escape to … Continue reading
It’s almost the New Year. Time for goal setting and the Swimcrest Syncro Team! (And a little SNL)
This video NEVER gets old for me. Never. And really, it’s aspirational. Swimcrest Syncro anyone??
Conquering fear – an adult learns to swim
I saw this New York Times story today and was completely inspired. It speaks so much to the feelings so many of my adult learners have as they are conquering their fears and learning to relax in the water and ultimately, learning to swim. Congratulations to Attis Clopton for bravely taking this step and changing … Continue reading
Lake Zurich Marathon Swim 2014 – All you ever wanted to know, Part One
We are home! After two incredible weeks in Europe, I am back at my computer and ready to put into words some of my thoughts about the Lake Zurich Marathon Swim. Or, as we now call it in our house “The Schwimmen.” As cliche as this is to say, it’s hard to believe that it’s … Continue reading
Lake Zurich Marathon Swim – Leaving on a jet plane, Tomorrow!!
Marathon-Swim Rapperswil-Zurich 26.4 km Sonntag, 10. August 2014 The time has come. At long last. After applying for the lottery for the Lake Zurich Marathon Swim, last Autumn, training through the winter, and second guessing myself a million times, planning and planning and planning, packing, and a million other things, it’s here. Tomorrow morning, we … Continue reading
Kyle – My Swim Hero of the week
Today requires a special appreciation of one of my fantastic students. Just over one year ago, Kyle came to me for the first time. 11-years-old, he was at the point where it felt REALLY important to learn to swim. And yet at that age, it’s a hard thing to do. Your friends can swim, your … Continue reading
C3 – Cape Circumnavigation Challenge Race Report
The water has settled, and I finally have time to write my C3 – Cape Circumnavigation Challenge race report. And there is PLENTY to say! 15.1 miles, and my first time ever swimming that distance. I don’t think I could have asked for a better beginning. First let me say that it was fantastic weekend … Continue reading
Rest in Peace, Esther Williams
From swimmers everywhere. Rest in Peace, Esther Williams. Asked once who her favorite leading man was, Ms. Williams offered a simple and unsurprising response: “The water.” (via) A woman after our own hearts.