Monday, July 24, 2006

Finally - 8 Miles!

On Sunday, July 9th, I had nothing to do but that 8 mile swim. So - I got up early, mixed my feeds and got down to the Cove as close to 10:00am as I could. Starting out easy, I made my way to the lifeguard tower at the Shores and back 4 times. It was a snap - a real breakthrough for me after struggling with the endurance swims all spring. Now - the plan....10 miles on August 5th and 12 miles on the 27th - then the training for next year's English Channel swim will begin.


In June, I was invited to visit Monaco for a swim from Cap Martin in France to the Musee d'Oceanographique in Monaco, a distance of 6,000 meters. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the ocean was blue and clear and warm. I finished in an hour and twenty minutes and was enjoying myself the whole way. Finally, I got good conditions on a swim!

Swimming by the Casino at Monte Carlo

Swimming in to the Finish!

Swim Finished at the Musee d'Oceanographique

The Reception at the Musee d'Oceanographique

Walter Cronkite at the Hotel de Paris!