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Molly Nance
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Keep Swimming
I can't believe I haven't made a post since the day following my attempt at the English Channel. It was a disappointing result, to say the least, but I enjoyed the training journey and every minute of the trip. I've moved on. And that's OK. I took a break f...
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Dream in the Water
Paul was driving my mom to church and me to the beach when I got
the call from Stuart saying I could swim at 3 o'clock. I assumed he meant in
the morning and it took me a couple of minutes to understand he meant that
afternoon. This was always a possibility...
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Damn, I Almost Forgot to Taperi
This is supposed to be the time to rest and focus on my English Channel attempt. But, I also desperately need as much time in water as possible to help acclimate to the cold. Since Saturday, I've been in the water every day and have had a couple double dip ...
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Dover, Hollywood for Swimmers
After my long swim with Freda's bunch on Sunday, I met Marcy MacDonald, who just recently completed her 15th channel crossing. I was a bit dazed and reeling from the swim, but had enough sense to say hello and mention that my friend Kris Rutford shared his ...
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Swimming with Friends
I like swimming. I know - an understatement, perhaps, but I have to remind myself of that on occasion when I'm freezing cold and wanting to barf up my breakfast while plowing through my 6th or 7th hour of it. Even then, it's not like doing taxes (sorry Kris...
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Six Hours in Dover Harbor
I knew Freda would assign me a 6-hour swim today and she did. While all my cold baths have made it fairly easy to get in and swim, it doesn't much help after the first hour. I was getting very cold, tired, nauseous from the salt water and feeling a bit hope...
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Meeting Facebook Friends
On Saturday, my Facebook friend Helena Martins picked us up at our hotel and generously provided a lift to Dover. She's doing a relay in late summer and training for a solo in 2016. She's also a brilliant Internet technologist and is deaf, but can hear than...
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Nearly 2 years and an 8 Hour Flight
I didn't feel as nervous as I expected when Paul and I boarded the big, fat Boeing 777 in Chicago for London. Excited, slightly nervous, but mostly just eager to get going already and land in England. It was a long flight and hard to sleep, but really, I ca...
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Feelin' the Love
I am one blessed swimmer. My English Channel attempt is a solo swim, but I'm hardly alone. I have a flotilla of support from my family and friends, including many friends I haven't met in person yet, but feel I know like neighbors or swim teammates on faceb...
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