I am a distance swimmer (although 2 or 3 miles at a time doesn't sound like much compared to what she has done!) and she has been a hero of mine for a long time.
The fact that she finally succeeded doesn't change anything for me--it was the trying that mattered.
I loved her radio show on NPR too, the Savvy Traveler.
Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.
Currently learning: Mexican cumbia, danzón, Cuban rumba
Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, ballroom rumba
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