Thanks for the welcome. I'm going to go over and start the English Channel swim. I'm also tracking mileage for a "I Swam a Marathon" thingee that IL Masters is doing. You swim 26.2 miles between May and September and you get a t-shirt (or a swim cap).
Good swimming to you all this week.
current weight: 214.2
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Hi SwimGirl! We have a lot in common. I work for a virtual middle and secondary school. During my slow time, I'm able to get in a lot of exercise and the gorgeous weather keeps me outside. However, once the school year is underway and I'm working in my grad classes things get nuts! Welcome to the team. I haven't been very active here but your post has motivated me to hit the pool this week.
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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