Take The Waters

Unbelievably in the second week of April we woke up four mornings in a row with snow on the ground! We needed a plan and fast! That night we started googling frantically for warmer climes. Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara all were very enticing however with two days notice the flights were pretty… Continue reading Take The Waters

Sesenta

Milestone birthdays are celebrated in a variety of fashions. For my 50th birthday, nearly a decade ago, I celebrated mine by swimming in 50 different pools in the year. Much more challenging logistically than I would have thought. Shannon is celebrating her milestone birthday this year—sesenta (aka 60)! She doesn’t really have anything swim related… Continue reading Sesenta

A Year In Review 2021

Well…as I sit to write this year end blog I am not totally sure where to start. In many ways this year felt much like 2020 filled with all that grief, angst and tedium of the covid pandemic. In many other ways, there were green shoots of optimism, positivity, accomplishment and feelings of “normal times”.… Continue reading A Year In Review 2021

Shaka

If the shaka hand gesture is the ultimate Hawaiian symbol for “hang loose” or “right on” I’ll shoot a double shaka for going to back to Maui twice this year! While not a totally unplanned trip back to the Valley Isle this trip was a twice postponed work trip that happened to be rescheduled a… Continue reading Shaka

👑 Catalina Channel 👑

Well…I have a lot of L.A. stories however this story I will remember for a long time to come! In fact, it will be hard not to think about this story every time I fly in and out of LAX as I will be looking down at the Catalina Channel knowing I swam across it… Continue reading 👑 Catalina Channel 👑

Grinding

Faithful readers (I mean, “hi mom and dad”!), I know things have been a bit quiet on the blog front as of late. With a goal of writing at least one a month I thought I would cut it close to the deadline and squeak one in on the last day of the month. While… Continue reading Grinding