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Category Archives: 2017 Season

More pictures from Manhattan

July 30, 2017 | 2017 Season, Iconic marathon swim | Permalink

Finally downloaded pictures from my kids’ and wife’s phones from our NYC trip. This’ll be a picture-heavy post, with comments along the way. Enjoy! Of course, marathon swimming is a team sport. I couldn’t have done it without my crew. And my kids, the best crew a dad could ask for. The family and I […]

Pictorial tour through my 20 Bridges

July 25, 2017 | 2017 Season, Humor, Iconic marathon swim | Permalink

I’ll have more pictures in the coming days, but for now, here’s a few from my attempt at 20 Bridges. We had to be there at 0500, so this is me sitting and waiting…and being nervous… I’ve already spoken elsewhere about how wonderful this marathon swimming community is. While I was sitting there, my right […]

Eurasia Cup, July 1st

July 2, 2017 | 2017 Season | Permalink

Yesterday I swam my second time with the wonderful people at the Eurasia Cup open water series here in Moscow. As mentioned before, these folks have a series of 14 open water swims throughout (mostly western) Russia, including four in Moscow proper. It was a wonderful surprise for me this time around in Russia. The […]


June 29, 2017 | 2017 Season | Permalink

Already scheduled for a swim back in Strogino for┬áSaturday the 8th of July. (Also this Saturday!) Then on Monday one of my FB groups pops up alerting me to yet another 5k in Moscow on the very same day. And that one is even closer to my house! But, I’m already committed to returning to […]

Swimming’s more fun with friends

June 18, 2017 | 2017 Season | Permalink

Or a friend. Went back to Strogino lake today, bringing my neighbor. He’s a triathlete, former head coach of the club team at University of Montana, and he’s fast! I had no chance of keeping up with him, with or without his wetsuit. Yes, he wore a wetsuit, but who could blame him. He’s skinny, […]