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Catalina Channel Report – Mainland to Catalina

Teamwork makes the dream work. Kelly Cragle, one of the crew, came up with that as a hashtag during the swim. And, boy was that ever the case in the Catalina Channel last week.  So, not a double, but a … Continue reading

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2x Catalina begins!

Shortly after ‪11:15pm‬ Saturday, September 3, 2016, Courtney gave Matt a kiss and jumped off the Outrider boat and into the Pacific Ocean. A small section of the rocky beach was illuminated by Jamie Siler, her friend whom she had … Continue reading

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Double Catalina Swim

Starting late Saturday night, September 3rd, I will be starting a swim from the mainland of California, swimming approximately 20 miles to Catalina Island. I will clear the water – for no more than 10 minutes – and will then … Continue reading

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Bay Swim #14

Tomorrow will be my 14th Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. I got to spend the afternoon and evening with Matt, seven other awesome swimmer friends and their friends and family. It was a lovely day…but a bit bitter sweet.  Tomorrow would … Continue reading

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It is great to be back in Arizona for SCAR!! And super happy to have my friend Amy Frick swimming too. We had a preswim dinner tonight and it was awesome to see so many friends and make some new … Continue reading

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Beginning of Cork Distance Week

Cork Distance Week is a 9 day week based in Sandycove a few minutes from Kinsale, Ireland.  The mastermind behind it is renowned marathon swimmer – Ned Denison.  By invitation only – it is akin to marathon swimmers boot camp. … Continue reading

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The 2015 Season Begins

It has taken me quite awhile to write this post and I’ve wondered over the last few months exactly what I was going to say and how I was going to say it. Tomorrow marks my 13th Great Chesapeake Bay … Continue reading

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