Sunday, September 23, 2012

10K in honor of Davey

Heading out soon for a nice 10K with friends, Scott Lautman, Liz Fry and Elaine Howley, celebrating and honoring our friend Dave Parcells.
 
Marine Stadium was built for the 1932 Lost Angeles Olympic Games rowing competitions. It is easy to walk up and down the entire course and cheer for your friends.
The swim will be live webcast at www.openwaterswimming.com
and linked up at www.swimacrossamerica.org/longbeach2012.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Space Shuttle viewing

Janet and I was fortunate enough to be present in Long Beach at the same time the Space Shuttle 'Endeavor' made its final fly over and presence in the air over California before it will take its final resting site at the California Science Center.

We went up to Edwards Air Force Base yesterday (9/20/12) to watch from a FAR its landing, very exciting and HOT in the Mojave Desert, a very interesting ride on the crazy Freeways and then mostly on the secondary highways, less traffic and more sights to see. LOTS of FUN!!!!

Today, we are expecting to catch a sight of the Shuttle over our vacation spot by the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

Other excitement, waiting for our friend, Liz Fry to arrive shortly and join the Open Water Symposium/Induction weekend....

Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Saturday, September 8, 2012

New English Channel Record

Trent Grimsey broke the English Channel record by 2minutes today.
The young 24 year old from Australia crossed in almost a straight line, 6 hours 55 minutes.

Congratulations young man and many more feats for you in the future, cherish them all, especially this one.

Here is his chart super-imposed over Petar Strocof old record.


Amazing,
Dream, Prepare, Succeed.

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.