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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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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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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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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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Utah Lake on a Sunday night

Drove down to Utah Lake, tonight, once I saw the wind was picking up.  There is always beauty at this lake when the weather turns. When I’m at the lake, standing at the shore, I always imagine what it would … Continue reading

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Swimmers: The “pedestrians” of open water

Esther Fujimoto was killed at Pineview Reservoir, almost a year ago, when boaters ran over her and fled, even after realizing she was seriously hurt.  A good samaritan paddled his canoe over to Ester and held her head above water … Continue reading

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One last swim before a very long Saturday swim

By the time I got to the lake tonight, I was sort of not in the mood for a swim.  There were a few things that I needed to do before I got in the water, so it was almost … Continue reading

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Long swim at Deer Creek

Patrick somehow convinced me that 5:30 in the morning is a great time to wake up on a Saturday, to drive up to Deer Creek and go for a long swim.  He is one of my better friends, but is … Continue reading

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Kayaking and swimming on Utah Lake

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