Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sunrise to Sunset Swim for FOODSHARE

CARING for our neighbors, especially during these ‘strange’ 
Covid-19/Pandemic times, is one of our Y values I try to teach our young swimmers.

On Sunday, August 30th, I (and maybe a few young friends of mine) will be doing a Sunrise (6:12am) TO Sunset (7:26pm) swim.
I’m going to try to air this event on Facebook Live, my page, Marcy MacDonald … so you can join in virtually, ‘we’re getting pretty good at this by now’.

Many THANKS to Paul and Adele Hipsky for hosting this event.

We, my young swimmers and I, are blessed with the ability to swim and give back to our neighbors struggling with hunger.

I hope and think my young friends helping me to distract me for the 13+ hours are destined for the Open Water.

(If you live outside CT, consider a donation to your local Food Pantry)

Please help us support Foodshare and their long-term efforts to increase access to a healthy diet and stop anyone from being hungry.

It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link.     

If you prefer, you can also send your gift check made out to  FoodShare to me at the address listed below. 

Marcella A. MacDonald DPM
483 Middle Tpke W, Suite 223,
Manchester CT 06040

Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight against hunger.  We greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on our progress.

Thank you so very much,


Monday, June 15, 2020

Happy Birthday John Lenard

Happy Birthday our dear friend John Lenard, I know you're not on FB but we'd like others to hear about this incredible man,... turned 89... grew up during WWII in and Hungary and escaped Communist Hungary.... can to the USA, a generous man, founded the Lenard Music Center in Mansfield CT... and there is so much more... such a wonderful friend to us, and the WORLD, we love you John and MISS you...and you will NOT forget how to swim, easier than riding a bike.

Monday, April 27, 2020

My Mergirls and Merboys

Marcy MacDonald is with Stephanie LaSalle Gaidos.
13 hrs
Joy arrived yesterday, thank you Camryn and Morgan... I miss you also.. Lov the 🐢🦀 and mermaids

Marcy MacDonald is feeling happy with Kaeley Steinnagel and Bret Thompson.
20 mins
Thank you Knox, Charlotte and Mac... You made my day... I sent cards to my 8 & unders... Asking them 3 ???... The post cards and poems are coming back... I miss my young mergirls and merboys... Hopefully soon...

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Exercise logs from LEHY swimmers

Caroline fitness journal 
3/11Wednesday: Natalie and Caroline jog (about 2 miles) 
3/14Saturday: jog outside, help build a trampoline outside, skateboard, play soccer and lacrosse 
3/15Sunday: Natalie and Caroline jog 
3/16Monday: Caroline jog 
3/17Tuesday: at home workout, hand weights and jog 
3/18Wednesday: hike at blackledge falls. 
3/19Thursday: dryland from kaeley’s fb, hand weights 
3/20Friday: ^^
3/21Saturday: state boarding 
3/23Monday: 20 mins cardio, 10 mins abs, 10 mins arms (workouts found on fire stick)
3/24Tuesday: 10 mins butt, 10 mins cardio, 10 mins abs, 10 mins arms

2015 ... Swimming for Homes for the Brave

After spending the past 20 years paddling from Dover to France, it is time to venture into new waters, while helping some special people.
Soon, I will be traveling with my A-team to Scotland to swim the length of the famous Loch Ness.
As always, I try to help a Foundation raise funds and awareness and I thank you for interest and support.
I am deeply troubled with the thought of homeless individuals, especially in our US Veteran population.

That is why I am teaming up with our Connecticut-based “Homes for the Brave”. Can you imagine not having a place to call home?

Here is more information about Homes for the Brave! -Facebook pages –

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs-

-Check donations can be mailed to the following address:
Homes for the Brave
655 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

- Donations can be made online as well:

Please write “Loch Ness Swim/Marcy” to track your donation.

I will always be dedicating my swimming to all those battling cancer and in the memory of 4 special people in my life. Cancer first hit my family when I was young. My grand-aunt Eleanor Kersavage, passed away with uterine cancer and my Auntie Bea Halchak battled with brain cancer.

On January 1, 2002, our LEHY family lost Nikki Giampolo to bone cancer, just turning 16 years old. Her spirit still lives on in our East Hartford swim team.

In July of 2009, my brother-in-law, Gregory Allen Urban, who passed away, after a valient battle with lung cancer. I can see him now, talking about cars and projects around the house, music and his family.

I know Aunties, Eleanor and Bea, Nikki, Greg and all the angels will help me CUT through all this water this summer.

The St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation, based in Bridgeport, CT provides financial support for the needs that Health insurance companies don't cover, in addition to providing affordable cancer screening, wigs, medication and other things to make life easier for those suffering with cancer and their families.

Please make a donation, and thank you.

Online donations can be made at:

or you can send a check through the post to:

Swim Across the Sound
St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606

Thank you so very much, peace and good health to all.