Sunday, January 16, 2011

LEHY Quadrathon

Took today off from the water, but was by the Hopkins School pool (New Haven, CT) coaching my
8 & Unders at the Quadrathon, a 25 of each stroke, accumulated time for awards.
Charlie and Jules
Lots of learning, and some really good swims. The kids don't really know how much they have improved through these months. When we started in September, we had to watch the youngest and most novice swimmers, to make sure they don't go under and stay there. Now, I watch and see how confident they are around the water. We still have lots of work to do, but we are on our way.

LEHY had 2 winners, Julia won the 7 year old girl division and Charlie came in 3rd in the 8 year old boys, he has improved so much from last season, he was one of those I had to worry about, last year, now look at hiim.

Yeasterday I had a good Saturday swim before heading to the office to put abathroom floor down.

Easy to remember the distances, I played with the times a bit, but you can stay steady or challenge, or add time if you need it.

Most I have done at one time

125 x 100
1-10: 1:30
then I threw a 100 on 1:25 every so often. I won't go any further, it is confusing.
= 12,500 yards


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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.