Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Patron Saint of Swimmers


Saint Adjutor
 Saint Adjutor is known as the patron saint of swimmers.  My childhood friend Vicki Mullen surprised me with this gift.  I am deeply touched by her thoughtfulness.  It is ironic that Saint Adjutor was born in France.....just the place I'll be swimming to in August.  I plan to sew this medal to the inside of my swimsuit.  I continue to train six days a week.  And during my solo crossing of the English Channel, I will say a prayer to Saint Adjutor for a successful crossing.  Thank you Vicki for being such a wonderful friend.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Swim cap for English Channel Swim

 I would like to thank marathon swimmer Antonio Arguelles of Mexico who offered to design a swim cap for my upcoming Channel swim.  This swim is dedicated to my brother Robbie who died of a heart attack at the age of 34.  "Swim for your Heart" is a global campaign to bring an awareness of heart disease prevention. Thank you Antonio.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

No News is Good News!

 Today is the first day that I have had some time in over a month to place a posting on my blog....very hectic schedule with swim training, working (32 hours a week as a nurse) and busy family life.  The old saying "no news is good news" fits this posting.... the good news is that my training is going very well for my next attempt at the English Channel in August.  Today I swam for five hours and weight lifted for 30 minutes... I've been training six days a week.  Three of those days are major training days and the other three days are easy.  My goal in the next two months is to continue to train hard and stay healthy.  Crew training is nearly complete....I am so excited to have my brother David, sister-in-law Jeannie, and nephews' Christopher and Kyle as my new crew.  Also, I have had several family members and friends helping to "spot" me when I swim.  I can't thank them enough...everyone has been so supportive.