Friday, December 28, 2012

Last week was my Memorial Week for the Angels of Sandy Hook, CT. Every day's workout was geared around the #'s 6 and 7, for the ages of the 1st graders and 6 IM's done each day for the 6 heroes who dedicated their lives to their kids.

It was a sad week, and we all feel for the families and friends whose lives changed in an instant on December 14, 2012. I hope someday you will have peace in your heart, we will not forget.

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Rachel D'Avino, 29
Olivia Engel, 6
Avielle Richman, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine Hsu, 6
Catherine Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Nancy Lanza, 52
Jesse Lewis, 6
Ana Marquez-Greene, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Vicki Soto, 27
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison Wyatt, 6

12/17/12

w/u 700
Buoy: 4 x 200 (3:05)
S: 3 x 100 IM (1:45)
Big Paddle: 600 (Drill every 6th length)
S: 300 (4:30)/ 6 x 50 (:45)/ 300/ 6 x 50
BP: 600
S: 3 x 100 IM
... Buoy: 4 x 200
c/d 700
= 6,000 yards


12/18/12

w/u 700 (drill/back/easy swim,)
swim 6 x 50 (:45)
Red Paddles: 500 (drill every 5th length)
Swim 3 x 150 (2:15)
Red 700 (drill every 7th length)
Swim 7 x 100 IM (1:45)
Red: 700
Swim 3 x 150
Red: 500
Swim 6 x 50
C/D 700
= 6000/1200

12/19/12

 6 x 1000
1. Rev. Hans Paddle (drill every 6th length)
2. Tube ***(200/100 IM/200/100 IM/200/100 IM/100)
3. Big Paddle
4. Red Paddle
5. Buoy ***
6. Reg. Hans Paddle
50 Kick with 49 pull ups in deep end
=6,000/18,050
12/20/12

w/u 1000 (Drill/Back/easy swim)
S: 3 x { 50 (:45)/ 100 IM (1:45)/ 150 (2:15)/ 200 (3:00)
Red Paddles: 1000 Drill every 7th length
S: 3 x { 200/ 150/ 100 IM/ 50
c/d 1000
2 x 25 Back Kick (49 pull ups in deep end)
= 6050/ 24,100

12/21/12
Morning off from MCC Getting ready for holiday practice with LEHY tonight

Swim with LEHY kids
probably swam at least 1000 good, fun yards (relays, starts, underwater) with the kids,
tonight was the 1st time my new 8 & unders saw Coach Marcy swim, we had a BLAST.
= 1000/ 25,100

12/ 22/12
Saturday morning at Mansfield, light and lots of drill work to get the Lactic acid out of the muscles after the night before, it was fun but certainly worked other muscles (fast twitch) which don't get used too much any more.

250 (D/B/ES) 7 pull ups
25 1 stroke fly...scull 7 pull ups
do this 6 times
= 1650/ 26,750 yards

Peace to all.


 Peace.

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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.