Category Archives: Anacapa

Anacapa Swim Recap

On September 20, 2014 I became the 53rd person to successfully swim the 12.2 miles from Anacapa Island to Oxnard. I landed on Silver Strand Beach. Some highlights from my swim (in no particular order): Swimming with a pod of … Continue reading

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My Anacapa Crew Rocked! <3

No solo marathon swim is entirely done by oneself. A crew can make or break a swim. I learned on Saturday how important that really is and was very fortunate to have an awesome crew. They deserve as much credit … Continue reading

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RICE one’s ankle over 10.5 miles

I finally did my first real training swim in SoCal with my training buddy and friend Carol Hayden. I’m usually gone on the weekends but we swim together on the weekdays in Laguna Beach and are about the same speed. … Continue reading

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Keep Going

Totally feeling ready for Anacapa now. Like I could do it tomorrow. 61 days to go though. The funny thing is that I haven’t really been training for it in the traditional sense. While people usually come up with detailed … Continue reading

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Courage Is Never To Let Your Actions Be Influenced By Your Fears

“Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.” — Arthur Koestler, Hungarian-British author and journalist (1905-1983) I really wanted to get long training swims in this weekend and it just didn’t happen for one reason or … Continue reading

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Breaking Through Mental Walls

Trying to not freak out about my upcoming swim as it feels like it’s far away and so close at the same time. I’m still trying to finalize my crew which if I could get that settled, I think I’d … Continue reading

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Laguna Beach and SERC Swimming

My practices at Laguna Beach and SERC have been really helping me mentally since training started. I was asked yesterday how many miles have I racked up with training and I haven’t been focusing on that actually right now. Every … Continue reading

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