Category Archives: Open Water Swimming

Not So Fast, My Friend!

The “shout-out” to Lee Corso of ESPN’s College Gameday that is the title to this post seemed appropriate as we approach the beginning of college football season. It is also apropos of my swim in Lucky Peak this past Sunday. … Continue reading

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What The Heck…Why Not Push Myself!

Last week I completed (competed) in the Deer Creek Open Water 5k swim. When I got home I immediately began searching for more open water swims to get under my belt before the dreaded winter arrives in the Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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Deer Creek Open Water 5k Race Report

Let me just say: The drive was worth it. The Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim folks put on a heck of an event! The weather was darn-near perfect. Michelle did us all proud by being the only SUP support … Continue reading

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Deer Creek Open Water 5K Swim…Here I Come!

In my continuing quest to expand my horizons in the world of open water swimming, I have registered for the Deer Creek Open Water Marathon Swim – 5k non-wetsuit division. The race will take place on Saturday, August 13, 2011, … Continue reading

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First “Dunk” Of 2011 In The Books

As you might imagine, one of the most difficult parts of swimming the English Channel (other than the CRAZY distance) is the water temperature. For a Channel attempt to be official, the only things I am permitted to wear are: … Continue reading

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Calendaring Open Water Swimming Opportunities

Swimming in the pool is a “necessary evil” for my preparation for the English Channel 2013 swim. The Channel, however, is not a pool swim. That means I need to get outside and swim in the open water. It is … Continue reading

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My First Official “Open Water Swim” Is In The Books.

On Sunday, August 1, I took another step in the journey to my English Channel swim. I successfully completed the Governors Island swim; my first “official open water swim.” Although this is but one step in the journey, it was … Continue reading

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