Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and Birthday Beth and me

Turkey Birthday Swim (it's not that confusing)

w/u 675 (add #'s 11/24/1963)

5 x 75 (**breath control, alternate every 5 and 3 strokes) <75 3="" is="" my="">
3 x 25 ^^No breathing wall to line, drill to wall
300 (there will be 5 of these for 5 x 300)
 



5 x 75 ** / 3 x 25 ^^ / 300
5 x 75 ** / 3 x 25 ^^ / 300
5 x 75 ** / 3 x 25 ^^ / 300
5 x 75 ** / 3 x 25 ^^ / 300
5 x 75 ** / 3 x 25 ^^

c/d 425 (add #'s 11/24/2016)
= 5300 Birthday yards
Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Birthday Helena 17

Happy 17th Birthday Helena, the oldest of the Grand-babies in the MacDonald Family. You are smart, strong and Kind, enjoy everyday and cherish the people in you meet and grow with. We are very proud of you, young lady.
Thanks for the fun #'s today.
w/u 875 (Birth Date: 11/23/1999, add the #'s)
17 x 25 (no breathing wall to line/ drill to wall) 
H = 8th letter= 200
 E = 5 = 125
  L = 12 =300
   E = 5 = 125
    N = 14 = 350
     A = 1 = 25
25 + 175 (breath control) <1 lengths="">
425 pace work
c/d 400 (today's date: 11/23/2016, add #'s)
= 3400 birthday yards
Have a Marvelous day and Year Helena

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy HELLO day

 πŸ˜ŠToday was International HELLO day, thanks for the motivation... who ever invents these days.
*Whenever I'm doing 25's, I ... No Breath to the line, Drill to the wall
Shorty but fun swim. See if can figure out the pattern.
...
350 w/u (1+1.+2+1.+2+0+1+6=14)
  1 x 25*
   1 x 50 (:45)
    2 x 25
     1 x 50
      2 x 25
       1 x 150 (2:15)

H: 8th letter = 200
E: 5th = 125
L: 12th = 300
L: 12 = 300
O: 13th = 325

1 x 150
  1 x 50
   2 x 50
    1 x 50
     3 x 25
     
350 c/d date reversed
= 2700 HELLO yards

 πŸ˜ŠH😊E😊L😊L😊O😊

Monday, November 14, 2016

We are PROUD of you Hillary

I've been away for awhile, life is pretty busy....
I for one, like to post positive messages, so if you didn't want Hillary Clinton for USA President, just scroll down and go onto something else...
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..But, for the many friends of mine that share my sadness about the decision last Tuesday, please be positive in the thought that Hillary DID WIN the Popular vote and we should be proud of that. It's not the 1st time that (Old) Electoral College vote has taken away the Presidency from the winner.
Today, Amanda Rossolimo, Terese Karmel and Amy Kalisher honored Hillary with a swim. 
We are very PROUD of you Hillary Clinton.
Warm-up 850 yards
(as of this morning, and it has changed in the past 3 hours: 6+0+9+8+1+1+1+6=34: 60,981,116 votes)
H = 8th letter = 200 (I'm working on breath control)
I = 9 = 225/425
L= 12 = 300/725
L= 12 = 300/1025
A = 1 = 25/1050
R = 18 = 450/1500
Y = 25 = 625/2125
! = 25 Double Arm Backstroke /2250 + the 850 warm-up 
= 3000 yards
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.