👑 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 👑

Inshallah…Morocco Swim Trek

Inshallah means…”God willing” in Arabic.  For the last three years I have been following a unique swimming event, Morocco Swim Trek.  This year, thankfully “Allah willed”. I tried to get other swim buddies to join me for this journey to no avail. I was on my own-solo! Morocco Swim Trek is a staged swim of… Continue reading Inshallah…Morocco Swim Trek

#110, #111, #112~Le Grande Tour

In the early 1800’s the European aristocracy toured Europe with their families staying in some of finest hotels of their day. Why not try the same with pools and open water at these grand hotels? While I am not an aristocrat I am certainly a pool connoisseur. For a journey this grand Lady Shannon joined.… Continue reading #110, #111, #112~Le Grande Tour

High on a hill, it calls to me…

What calls to me is…San Francisco, likely my favorite American city.  Legendary San Francisco Chronicle columnist, Herb Caen said it best, “One day if I got to heaven…I’ll look around and say, ‘It ain’t bad, but it ain’t San Francisco’”. Family vacation brought us to San Francisco and Stinson Beach in Marin County.  To me… Continue reading High on a hill, it calls to me…

English Channel 2017…Captain of My Soul

Normally, my bouts of blog writers block are infrequent and short lasting.  That is not the case this time.  This is a big one and I’m not sure where to begin.  I’ll start by saying it was an awesome and memorable week, one which I won’t ever forget, let’s see where this blog goes from… Continue reading English Channel 2017…Captain of My Soul

Estrecho de Gibraltar 2016

For centuries the Strait of Gibraltar has been a place of historical significance from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and the Moors to the mythological legend of the Pillars of Hercules to what it is today one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. For swimmers the allure of the Strait of Gibraltar is that you… Continue reading Estrecho de Gibraltar 2016