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March 21, 2017

Beginning Preparation:  I finally decided to commit and start my planning in June 2015.  I contacted Dave to see what we needed to do to get a slot for the summer of 2016.  He put me in contact with Michael Orem a Channel Swimming and Pilot Federation Pilot to see what...

March 20, 2017

I don’t know exactly why that expression popped into my head when I stated to write.  Can’t remember if I had heard or read it before, it describes why I steered myself towards attempting to swim the English Channel solo.  So I’m going to divide this swim report into t...

August 18, 2014

What a night!!!!!  Went to bed at 12, awake till 1, slept fitfully till 7.  I think the reality of the swim had hit me. Now the anxiety as well as elation was conflicting within my mind.  I knew I was more than ready, but there is always the unexpected when swimming in...

August 16, 2014

Dover – TI6 – Day 6

 

Arrived at the Harbor sharply at 8am ready for our morning session.  What a gorgeous day greeted us.  Sun was out, Harbor was the calmest I have witnessed to date and there were already a few swimmers in the water.  In fact one of them was an Au...

August 14, 2014

The wait is now down to weather cooperating and whether either slot 1 or 2 decide they don’t want to go Thursday night.  Swim this morning was beautiful, calm water for the most part compared to previous days.  Started the morning off with a 3900 meter 3 wall swim.  Fr...

August 13, 2014

Plese excuse the combining of days but internet access is limited to the hotel lobby and after swimming and dinner I am often ready to hit the sack.  

 

The wait continues, the weather has been very blustery until today.  Everyday when we look out the harbor entrance...

August 10, 2014

Day 1 - 9 Aug 2014 -  Arrived Dover at 9:30 am, locked baggage in hotel (rooms not ready till 1pm) and we walked over to the harbor to view the swim training being overseen by Frieda Streeter, aka "The General" of Channel Swimming.  We witnessed 50+ swimmers going from...

August 6, 2014

We are down to less than week away from our attempt to do an unprecedented English Channel Relay Team in that we are all Total Immersion Coaches.  It is probably one of the few things we have in common besides our love for swimming which is why we became certified TI C...

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