Sunday, June 7, 2009

Post-race

Now the euphoria begins. I've already started to forget the stiffness of the past 2 hours.

No Injury, just fatigue and muscle soreness... but lots of smiling faces greeting me.

When I exited the water, the post-game volunteers started to assist, handing out the silver blankets, water and food if you wanted.

I was greeted by Janet and Diane (taking pics) and at the top of the ramp, sister, Teresa and nieces Charvelle and Kassandra met with hugs and smiles.

I only wanted a water and get on the massage table, luckily there was a space available. I signed my waiver, answered their questions and had a wonderful massage to get that lactic acid out of the muscles. Janet helped me put on my sweats, now I was feeling better.

Afterward, I met up with Bertha and Liz and met with my orbserver, Beth. We talked about the past 8 hours for awhile before saying"good-bye" to Beth and leaving the South Cove area, back to the Marriot.

After a relaxing bath and some relaxing time, we all head out to the social across the street at North Cove.

Dinner, Awards, and friendship.

After a long day, we said our "good byes" to Teresa and Liz, and went home to the Marriot to crash for the evening.

"Good Night"

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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 – https://www.facebook.com/pages/ABRIHomes-for-the-Brave/199613606735630?ref=hl

- Annual Appeal with more information about our financials and programs- http://www.homesforthebrave.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/HFTB-2014-Annual-Report-FINAL.pdf

-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: https://homesforthebrave.isecuresites.com/products/index.php?type=1110

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: http://give.stvincents.org

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
(203)576-5451

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