I stumbled upon this group when I was looking for other swimming related teams. It caught my eye because I have this crazy dream of someday swimming the real English Channel (in all its icy/wavey glory). For now, I will have to settle for long swims at my local gym and sporadic open water forays in Lake Michigan (which is plenty cold at the moment).
I swam competitively in high school and college and two decades later, still miss having a team. The different challenges you do sound like fun and I need someone (in addition to my sister) to keep me coming to the pool on a weekly basis--especially once I go back to work full-time in August.
The challenge for me in being a college teacher is that my excellent workout habits in the summer, when I work about 20 hours a week, disintegrate into couch-potato-dom when the academic year frenzy begins.
I look forward to hearing about all your swim challenges and triumphs.
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