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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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Bermuda Round-the-Sound Swimathon, October 16, 2011

On October 16, 2011, I did my first open water swim event, Round-the-Sound Swimathon, which was held in Bermuda in the Harrington Sound. I chose Bermuda for my first event because I used to take many holidays to the island in the 90s, and still have friends there. It remains one of my
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Slam the Dam October 6, 2012

Three years ago this month, I participated in the Slam the Dam 8K open water swim in Lake Mead, Nevada. It was a great event, and I was well prepared, having done three 5-mile training swims prior to the race. Conditions were perfect for the race, and my partner Alastair was the best
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Canyon Lake

I spent Wednesday, June 10, swimming at Canyon Lake. Conditions were perfect at Boulder Recreation Site – water temperature was in the high 70s and almost weed-free! I had the place all to myself.
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