Sunday, October 15, 2006

American Channel Queen Marcy MacDonald visits us at La Jolla Cove!

Pictured here are Channel Swimmers Scott Lautman, Marcy MacDonald, me, Jim Bayles and Bob West. Sea temp has risen to 65F. We went for quite a long sightseeing swim and then to lunch!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Queen of The Channel Swims at La Jolla Cove

Alison Streeter, Queen of The Channel, and her mum visited us in La Jolla this weekend.

Alison has swum the English Channel more times than any other person in history - 43 crossings and counting! She has several two-way swims to her credit and is the only woman and one of only three people to have swum the English Channel three-ways.

Her mum, Freda Streeter, volunteers her time during the summers, coaching and encouraging channel aspirants in Dover, England. She is fondly known as "The General" and has helped many swimmers realize their dream to swim the English Channel.

Saturday morning's training session

Scott Richards, Freda Streeter, Jim Bayles, Queen Alison Streeter, Cyrise Sanders, Heather Wolfenden, me and Bob West. It was a beautiful, sunny day in La Jolla and we had a glorious swim at the Cove. Sea temp 60-61F.

Sharing Channel Swim Stories

Queen Alison and her mum, Freda

Alison, Bob and Freda

Sunday Morning's Swim Session at the Cove

Jim Bayles, Alison Streeter, Freda Streeter, Bob West, Marc Lewis and puppy Athena. Sea temp hovering around 60F.