Saturday, April 9, 2016

26... Molokai Channel

Aeolus has calmed and it seems he will allow Liz and I to enter the Hawaiian waters and attempt our crossing of the Molokai Channel. The last few days there has... been a treacherous surf and high seas that would prevent any safe adventures in the water. Tonight we begin.

Thanks go out to Janet, Deb and Peg who will be crewing for us (a MOST important piece to these puzzles: support), Ivan, our pilot and guide and our 2 kayakers who I will meet tonight. May we all be safe and comfortable.

Liz Fry and I have a SPOT device.
If you interesting in following our swim across the Molokai (Hawaiian proper: the Kaiwi Channel: 26 miles), click on the below link. I hope this works, keep your fingers crossed.

We plan to start 8pm (Hawaiian time), Saturday, April 9 into Sunday.

Click the link to locate our SPOT.
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.

SPOT devices use satellite technology to allow people to share communicate and share GPS coordinates from virtually anywhere in the world.

Thanks for your interest, love and support through the years,
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.