Saturday, June 25, 2011

We go tomorrow, 7am in the water

The weather gods are getting tired of all complaining and are going to open the skies for some heat tomorrow, at least that is what the forecast is.

I had a relaxing 30 minute swim in the overcast this morning, but as the day led on, the skies brightened and the air actually had a tinge of heat in it.

I had my sirloin at 3 pm and my pasta with pesto sauce, THANK YOU Jane Murphy, delicious.

The Harbor crew will be training tomorrow, Graeme Lowe, friend and Jersey UK resident, will be swimming from Jersey to France, while I attempt my 1st crossing this season. There will be all Americans in the water tomorrow, a relay team from San Fransisco and a friend, Jen, from Massachusetts will making her solo after a long year waiting, her tide was blown out last summer.

I'm off to rest and will catch you with you on Monday, maybe tomorrow night is able.

Here are 2 sites to track my swim tomorrow, we we be starting between 6:30-7am GMT (that's 1:30-2 am EST).

click on Satellite Tracker 1- Gallivant
this tracks the swimmer directly

click : Thames / Dover,   
then click on: Folkestone

This will show the shipping traffic of the channel, look closely and you can find Gallivant (small vessel)     Have fun.

Dream, Prepare, Succeed.

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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.