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
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
As open water season approaches and as I prepare for my next big swims, my lovely husband and I have put together a list of basic instructions for acting as kayak support for an open water swim. Please feel free to comment, add suggestions, disagree, and to share with whoever might benefit. I know I’ve … Continue reading
Happy Spring! And happy swimming!
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
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
The New Year means new silliness, new swimmers, new achievements, and new fun. And, maybe some new gear…
The most common questions I am asked by new adult learners are “How many lessons will I need and how long will it take for me to learn to swim? And my unsatisfying answer is always the same. “I don’t know. That depends upon you.” It’s not an answer anyone wants. People want clarity and … Continue reading