Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mountaineer to Swimmer

                                
Badia Bonilla is one of Mexico's greatest mountain climbers.  She took time out of her busy schedule to participate in the "Swim for your Heart..Feb 14" in Mexico. Congratulations to her and her husband Mauricio for reaching their eighth summit.            


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Swim for your Heart....a global event.

On February 14, swimmers throughout the world participated in  "Swim for your Heart" to bring awareness of heart disease and prevention. Because of the successful response, February 14 has been declared a yearly swim event globally.   If you would like to represent your country in next years' swim, please visit the website http://swimforyourheartfeb14.com/      This website will promote heart disease prevention in the swim community globally.  It is currently under construction....please visit this website in a few weeks.  Articles will be written by swimmers who  promote a healthy heart lifestyle.
   If you would like to submit an article, please forward to their website.  Thank you.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Swim for your Heart...Feb 14

Good luck to all swimmers participating in the "Swim for your Heart..Feb 14" swim.  There has been a tremendous response from the international swim community. Together we can bring an awareness of heart disease prevention.   A special thanks to Mexican marathon swimmers Antonio Arguelles and Mariel Hawley for organizing 1400 swimmers to participate in Mexico.  And thank you to "Big Rick's Outdoor Swim Team" for helping to spread the word of this swim and for their participation in England.  Also, a special thank you to the other countries and to the USA swimmers.  And finally, this "Swim for your Heart..Feb 14" was prompted by the tragic death of Fran Crippen last October during a FINA Open Water 10 Km World Cup. It is a wonderful tribute to him.  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Swim for your Heart..Feb 14

All swimmers are invited to join the global effort to bring an awareness of heart disease and prevention.  On February 14, go for a swim....it can be an organized swim or during your normal swim workout.  And discuss with other swimmers the growing health problem of heart disease. Prevention is the key to saving lives. Cardiac research is important...please donate to your local Heart Association.  This will be a yearly swim event...I hope you join us in this worthy cause.  Thank you.