Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Vote for Stephen Redmond....today!

Stephen Redmond is a nominee for the 2012 World Open Water Swimmer, Man of the Year. He is the first person in history to complete the Oceans Seven Challenge.  It took him four attempts to swim Tsugaru Strait in Japan.  With his strong will and determination, he succeeded.  Stephen is currently in second place in the worldwide voting for this distinct recognition.  I am asking all my friends, family, co-workers, and anyone reading my blog, to vote today (anyone can vote). Voting ends on December 31 and the winner will be announced on January 1, 2013.  Please take a moment to cast your vote for a very worthy nominee. Thank you    http://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/2012-wowsa-man-of-the-year-nominees

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

L.L. Bean video

I've been wearing the L.L. Bean, Bean Sport Tank swimsuit for the past few years during training and for my marathon swims.  I have found this style swimsuit to be very comfortable for short swims and for my marathon swims.  I wore this suit for my English Channel swim, Strait of Gibraltar, Catalina, and Tsugaru Strait swim.  I plan to wear it in 2013 for my swim of Cook Strait in New Zealand and the North Channel in Ireland as I pursue the Oceans Seven Challenge.    Please check out their website.  They filmed me a few months ago swimming in my all time favorite swimsuit the Bean Sport Tank.  http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/58780?page=beansport-tank&fb_action_ids=575540762461575&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%22575540762461575%22%3A10150494064608128%7D&action_type_map=%7B%22575540762461575%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=[]

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Alexander Dale Oen

On February 14, 2013 the global swim event "Swim for your Heart..Feb14" will pay tribute to Norway's champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen who died at the age of 26 from a heart attack while attending the Olympic training camp.  He was unaware that he had heart disease.   The global swim event encourages swimmers from recreational athletes to elite, to go for a swim on February 14 and send a donation to their favorite Heart charity or program.  In some countries, swimmers have invited their local medical team to come to pool side and offer free blood pressures, free cholesterol test and information on a heart healthy lifestyle.  So far, swimmers from 23 countries will be participating.  If you plan to participate and your country is not on the following list, please contact me. patgallant.charette@gmail.com
The 2013 list of countries:  England, USA, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, France, South Africa, Romania, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Bolivia, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Poland, India, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Morocco, Georgia, Iran, Netherlands.