Lake Saguaro – April 27th, 2016 Hollie, Taj and myself arrived at the Lake Saguaro marina around 6:50 am. Most of the swimmers and support crew had already arrived, but the speed boats were still being dropped into the water. Everyone was busy getting gear bags ready and discussing their feed plans for the […]
Read a brief account of my swim on August 1st, 2015 in Pittsburgh!
The SCAR is a 40+ mile swim over 4 days in 4 lakes around AZ. I plan on competing in this event in May of 2014. . . I need your support mentally and financially ;-)! As always, I am swimming for a cure. FARA is closer than ever to finding it and I am […]
Swimming in two races, on two consecutive days, in two different S.E. Alaska towns was definitely challenging, but also incredibly rewarding… On Saturday the 3rd I competed in the Sitka ‘Change Your Latitude’ 5k swim, the following day I was in Ketchikan, AK preparing to jump in the ocean again, this time for an 8.2-miler […]
The travel from Juneau to Sitka was a quick and painless mid-morning 20 minute flight on Friday the 2nd of August. I was traveling with my Mom – Lisa, and my youngest brother – Trevor, both of whom were also competing in the swim the following day. We had a nice afternoon in Sitka sightseeing […]
Around 4:55 EST my alarm went off – the plan was to wake at 5:00, pack all our bags into the car, load the two rental kayaks onto the roof, grab some coffee from McDonalds and hit the road by 5:30. The drive from Lydenville up to Newport was about 35 miles. The scenery was […]
The morning of our swim started off well enough – a 5:20 wake up call at the Lexington Hotel (which also served as the race headquarters). I had communicated with my kayaker, Pam, the night before and had a bag of liquids and a bag of other miscellaneous other items to have her carry for […]