Category Archives: Swimming

Lucy and Daddy at Utah Lake, in a little chop

Tonight, Wendy took Roxie and Reagan to the store to get some school backpacks, etc.  So what were Lucy and I to do?  Well, we have a lake within 5 minutes of the house.  We’re outtahere.  We were only there … Continue reading

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The Deer Creek open water marathon swim

Friday night found me gathering things in a panic, tossing unproven food into containers, and stressing about my first marathon swim. The Deer Creek Open Water Marathon was holding it’s 6th event, and I was registered. After making and remaking … Continue reading

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Night before my first 10k open water swim

Well, I’m about to turn in for the night. Tomorrow I’ll swim 10k at Deer Creek with Patrick Phillips. Should be difficult, but rewarding. 9 hours until starting. Good night.

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Gordon Gridley successfully swims across the English Channel!

Only less than two hours ago, Gordon Gridley finished his English Channel swim.  This is a major feat in the world of open water swimming.  I’ve only met Gords once, but I’m so proud of him, because he’s from Utah, … Continue reading

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Race Tri swim clinic at the Manila Creek Pond

I almost didn’t go to the Black Ridge Reservoir triathlon clinic, tonight, because I woke up from a nap and found the time was getting short.  When I couldn’t find my swimming jammers, I almost bagged it.  But then, realizing … Continue reading

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Jetty clean up

Cleaned up the jetty I swim at last night.

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Five ducks on a rock witness me swimming very fast and are unimpressed

There was a rock-moss green trail, all the way across the jetty where I swam, tonight.  I almost didn’t want to go in.  But there I was, all dressed up with no where to go.  So I crawled into the … Continue reading

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The Spudman Triathlon, or, “Why do people always punch me in my sleep?”

Patrick and I have always talked about the Spudman. Lynn has always talked about maybe/possibly/never doing a triathlon. So it seemed appropriate that the three of us traveled up to Burley, Idaho, together, to experience the Spudman. We arrived in … Continue reading

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Salt Lake swimmer challenges the English Channel

I’m really proud of the guys up North, who are pushing open water swimming to some grueling levels in Utah.  Gordan Gridley will be tackling the English Channel, setting the standard for the rest of us, who have only dreamed … Continue reading

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There is someone else, besides me, who regularly swims Utah Lake?

I read an article about a man who swims in Utah Lake, yesterday.  The Daily Herald had a whole write-up on Gregory Mockett, who has the goal of swimming the English Channel.  But I was surprised to read that he … Continue reading

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