Friday, August 2, 2013

Swim Across the Sound... Tomorrow

Hi friends,
... because we all know someone...

Tomorrow, Saturday August 3rd, is the 2nd of my 2013 summer swims. This year plans to have super crossing weather, with a great field of swimmers, pilots, crew, safety boats and volunteers to... make for SAFE a adventure. The swim starts at 8:30am ET for the 17 mile swim. I am sharing my location information with you as we cross Long Island Sound, from Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove, Bridgeport, CT. Go to and see all the great things St. Vincent's Medical Center does for patients and families battling cancer.

Two English channel swimming friends are joining the field this year; from Mexico, Nora Toledano Cadena, and Texan, David Blanke ... look out for the jellies:)

There are 2 ways to follow me and the other swimmers.

1) The SwimAcrossTheSound has link to, Web Address:

Please select "Swim Across the Sound" from the event list, then click on solo swimmer or team name.

2) I also will have my SPOT Messenger working.

Click on the link to see where I am.

Just follow this link to see my location updates:

If the link doesn't work, try copying and pasting it to your browser's address bar.

Dream, Prepare, Succeed and Thank you,

So, come on down to the Cove on Saturday
Soak up the sunshine and sea air
Enjoy the music
Eat, drink, and socialize
And just be part of the excitement
First swimmers are expected to finish around 2:00 pm)

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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.