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Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine

My wife and kids motivated me to get my big belly back into the pool after buying a pair of SwiMP3's for Christmas in 2008. I focused on swimming the Peaks To Portland (Maine) 2.4 mile swim in July, 2010, and have added meets and consistent training since then. I mostly swim on my own because I am only able to get together with the local Master's workout group a couple of times a month. I love the backstroke and short free events, and I have a newly discovered fondness for Open Water, having completed my first 10K in Sept '11 and 10 mile in July '12.

My faith in Christ sees me through the exhausting practices and long hours driving to competitions (well, everything day by day, actually), and helps to keep me grounded in the knowledge that the events are only to give me feedback on how my training is progressing. If you're interested, just ask.

Check out my swimmer info page here.

  1. Checking and saying hello

    by , April 4th, 2020 at 11:10 PM (Maple Syrup with a Side of Chlorine)
    Lakes are getting warmer, so maybe by the end of the month I might be able to get in somewhere!

    On a funny note, I started jumping rope again for the first time in 25 years. It's tough! haha

    Here is a good read on social distancing from a marathon swimmer that is quick.

    Stay healthy. Wash your hands. The water will accept us back without judgment once the doors are opened again.
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