Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Welcomed surprise

A surprise from one our LEHY swimming, makes you smile when the 'young ones' get it.

Thank you Allison for making the morning brighter.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Birthday and Miriam

Happy Birthday to Amanda Rossilimo and Miriam Cole; 2 of the most powerful amateur Triathletes on the world circuit.
Fantastic numbers today, lots of 3's and 9's and don't forget 20 15
I hope Amanda plays the #'s tonight, 39 on 3-9-2015.

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Have a SUPER day and year ladies. 


Warm-up
3 x 225 (9 lengths)
1 x 75 (3 = March) I did backstroke
13 x 100 **(3 on 1:40, 3 on 1:35, 1 on 1:30, 3 and 3)
1 x 225 (9 = day) (++every 3rd length, breathe every 9th stroke)
13 x 100 **
1 x 500 (20 = the 20 of 2015) ++
13 x100 **
1 x 375 (15 = the 15 of 2015) ++
= 5850 yards, but that would bother Amanda all day, so...
150 cool down (a breaststroke pull out with drill)
= 6000 FUN Birthday yards


Thanks Amanda for the company and choosing the fun, non-boring workout.

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.