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Lake LBJ Marathon Swim – the swim report!

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

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

It’s Swim Time! (But then, isn’t it always?)

It’s Swim Time! (But then, isn’t it always?)

As the seasons change, and the days grow darker, good swimming continues at Swimcrest. It’s one of the things I love about having an indoor pool. When the weather starts to get colder, and we move toward that hibernation instinct, the water still beckons, a respite from the chill outside. Both kids and adults have … 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??

Swim Speed Secrets Coaching Certification – Part One

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

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

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