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Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim – June 11, 2017

Great Chesapeake Bay Swim is an annual 1-mile and 4.4-mile charity fundraiser swim across the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. I did the 4.4-mile event with 646 other swimmers. We started in two separate heats, about 15 minutes apart, beginning at Sandy Point State Park and swimming betwee
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Patagonia Lake Swim – May 12, 2017

In preparation for our upcoming swims, my friend Bill Daugherty and I decided we would do our longest training swim yet at Patagonia Lake on Friday, May 12. Bill will be swimming in the El Cruce 10k Open Water Swim in Cancun, Mexico on May 27. I’ll be doing The Great Chesapeake
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Patagonia Lake Swim – April 8, 2017

Patagonia Lake State Park is about an hour and a half south of Tucson – well worth the drive! The scenery along Highway 83 and 82 is gorgeous, particularly in the early morning or late afternoon light. I’ve been swimming at the lake for the past three years, usually starti
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The 2017 Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim – I’m In!

On Sunday, January 8, 2016, I was notified that I had been accepted into the The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, which will take place on June 11, 2017. The race starts from the shores of Sandy Point State Park, Maryland, which is about 5 miles northeast of Annapolis. The course extends ea
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The Great North Swim, Lake Windermere, England – June 10, 2016

“Windermere is England’s largest lake at 10.5 miles long (17km), stretching from Ambleside in the North to Newby Bridge in the South,” per the Great North Swim web site. The swim took place over three days, June 10 – 12, and about 10,000 swimmers participated.
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AZ Open Water Swim Series #3 at Canyon Lake – May 14, 2016

Today was the 3rd and last of the 2016 AZ Open Water Swim Series at Canyon Lake, and I ended up winning 2nd in the series for the Distance Female 45+ division! What a surprise! I certainly wasn’t the fastest in any of the events, but I swam in all three events and earned enough
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AZ Open Water Swim Series #2 at Bartlett Lake – April 30, 2016

107 swimmers participated in the AZ Open Water Swim Series #2 at Bartlett Lake today. Distance options were 4K, 2K and 1K – I swam the 4K. Water temperature was 67F, almost too warm in a wetsuit, but I need more experience swimming in it before the Great North Swim in June at La
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AZ Open Water Swim Series #1 at Lake Pleasant – April 2, 2016

113 swimmers gathered just before sunrise at Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Arizona to swim the first of the AZ Open Water Swim series. There were three distances to choose from – 3K, 2K and 1K. I swam the 3000 meter course (1.86 miles). I don’t consider myself a fast swimmer, b
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Canyon Lake – March 28, 2016

On June 9, 2016, I’ll be participating in The Great North Swim in Lake Windermere, England. The event takes place over three days, and about 10,000 people from all over the world swim either the 2 mile, 5k or 10k distance. I’ll be swimming the 5k (3.1 miles). In October of
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La Jolla Cove Swim Club Annual Polar Bear Plunge – January 1, 2016

Alastair and I, with friends Michael and Paul Verdu, and their friends Jen and Joseph, joined hundreds of enthusiastic people at the La Jolla Cove Swim Club Annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge. It was a beautiful sunny day, with both water and air temperatures around 60 F. S
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