Sunday, June 25, 2017

Tribute to Annie

Sad news, we miss you Anne Cleveland. I will always see your smile and remember your love for life and the water. Peace to all Anne's friends and family.


video

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Peace on Earth...again

Brussels, Afghanistan, London, Paris, Syria, when is the madness going to end?
USE your Brain for Goodness.
Today's swim, 6700.
You know the drill and the alphabet soup...

PEACE (750)        
ON (725)
EARTH (1200)

... 3 x 25
CAN (450)
WE (700)
ALL (625)
GET (800)
ALONG (1225)
? (100 drill)
=6700

Friday, May 26, 2017

Facts About The Evacuation of Dunkirk




A Miracle of Deliverance. 77 years ago Operation Dynamo began.
The motivating factor for this year's swim, Dover to Dunkirk. Remembering Community Action. Thank you Jed Cullan for the history lesson.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

THANK YOU MOM 2017 (4150 yards) plus

A Mother's Day Swim, 2nd 1/2 was my personal tribute to my Mom and brothers and sisters.
Just something to consider to break up the miles in the pool... the open water is approaching, yippee!! Until then, more walls.
THANK YOU MOM 2017 (4150 yards)                                               
T-500
H-200
A-25
N-350
K-275* (odd #'s: 1st and last 25: drill)  
Y-625*                                                     O-375*U-525*
M-325*
O-375*
M-325*
250 (2+1+0+7) = 4150
MacDonald Addition: 7 kids
Image may contain: 8 people, people standing, tree, outdoor and nature7 x 25 (no breathing wall to line/ drill to wall)
S-475*: Steve (the oldest)
7 x 50 (2 on :50, 3 on :45, 2 on :50)
J- 250 Joanne
7 x 75 (strong 50 free/ 25 drill)
L- 300 Larry
7 x 100 (1:30/1:35)
K-275* Ken
7 x 75
M-325* E-125* (we're the twins)
7 x 50
T-500 Teresa
7 x 25
=5050+4150= 9200 Loving yards

Thursday, May 11, 2017

7700 for PEACE

If you missed this story on 60 minutes, Sunday, check it out.
Genocide Prevention... Never Again. (7700 today)..
Spell it out plus 300
His message is PEACE, I hope you don't get tired of hearing it, I'm with this gentleman from the past.

At 97, Ben Ferencz is the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive and he has a far-reaching message for today’s world
CBSNEWS.COM

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the 4th be with you

What a great day to have a birthday, May the 4th... be with you... birthdays and Star Wars ... so cool, Fun inspiration.
800 w/u Cathleen's Birth Date (5.4.1958)

M-325
A-25
Y-625
T-500
H-200
E-125
F-150
O-375
U-525
R-450
T-500
H-200
B-50
W/- 575+75
U-525
475 w/d: (5.4.2017)
= 6500 Happy Birthday and Star Wars yards

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Mx2

Happy Birthday to 2 of my favorite M's.... Marcia and Marcella.
Great numbers and a wonderful swim in honor of 2 special gals.
w/u 675 (4.30.1964)
250 (4.30.2010)
425 (4.30.2017)
H-200 .-25
B- 50 .-25
D-100
A-25
Y-625
M-325 300
A-25 300
R-450 300
C-75 300
I-225 300
A-25
5 x 75 (50 free/25 back)
A-25
N-350
D-100
M-325 100
A-25 100
R-450 100
C-75 100
E-125 100
L-300 100
L-300 100
A-25
7 x 25
= 8100 Happy Birthday Yards

Tampa Bay, Force 5 Fifteen

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tampa Bay Tracking


Hi,
The Tampa Bay Swim is tomorrow, my team is Bizarro World, Come follow us.

Order of swimmers, starting at 7am.... 30 minute intervals.
Me: Marcy
Dan Robinson
Scott Coleman
Tom Casey
and Gene Sardzinski

This is a 24 mile swim, so we will be out there all day.
Water temp.: hot 74-77 degrees
Air: hot and Sunny
My Dermatologist is going to be unhappy with me.

We are #74, you can follow other teams at www.distancematters.com
Talk to you soon,




Just follow this link to see my location updates:
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Remembering Dave Parcells

video

Remembering our friend, Dave Parcells. Here is a 4 min slide show of our friend, 

Dave meant so much to many people. 

14 friends are joining me for the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim on Saturday to remember marathon Dave, 

I can't believe it's been 10 years. 

3 teams, ParcellsPaddlers, The MadMilers and BizarroWorld will be cutting through the water to finish the 24 mile marathon swim course. (more info later, right now watch)

We miss you Davey.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

'PEACE 2 London, PEACE on Earth'

I think of the wonderful times we have visited London and was in the exact place of the senseless attack on March 22, 2017 in London.

We must not become 'numb' to the violence.
Thinking and praying for a peaceful world.
We really can ALL get along.
Our hearts go out to our London and World friends.
Good WILL prevail over evil.
This is the swim Amanda and I did in honor and memory of London.
'PEACE 2 London, PEACE on Earth'
PEACE- 750
2= 50    
L-300
O-375
N-350
D-100
O-375
N-350
,-25 (Double arm Backstroke)
PEACE-750
O-375
N-350
E-125
A-25
R-450
T-500
H-200
=5450 Peaceful yards

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Baby Janet: 5850

Wonderful to celebrate Janet's Birthday and the 1st day of Spring.

Spring Baby Janet

725 w/u (3/20/1959: Janet's Birth date)   

S-475
P-400
R-450
I-225
N-350
G- 175


125+200 (5+8: 58 years)


B-50
A-25
B-50
Y-625

125+225 (5+9: going into 59th year)


J-250
A-25
N-350
E-125
T-500

375 c/d (3/20/2017: today's date)

= 5850 Happy Birthday yards

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Happy birthday Amanda Rossolimo

Happy birthday Amanda Rossolimo
Fun workout... lots of A's
875 w/u (3.9.1976)
A-25 (no breathing wall to line, drill line to wall
4 x 100 (1:40) plus a 25 breaststroke (Amanda's favorite)

M-325 (1st and last 25 drill
4 x 25 plus 100 fast
A-25
4 x 100 plus 25 breaststroke
N-350
4 x 25 plus 50 fast
D-100 (IM.. that was fun)
4 x 100 plus 25 breaststroke
A-25
4 x 25 plus 100
550 c/d (3.9.2017)
= 4100 happy Birthday yards

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Angels With The White Helmets

Angels With 'The White Helmets'
Google: The White Helmets and you see who I taking about...
When the bombs rain down, the Syrian Civil Defense rushes in. In a place where public services no longer function these unarmed volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need - regardless of their religion or politics. Known as the White Helmets these volunteer rescue workers operate in the most dangerous place on earth. After five years of war, over 400,000 Syrians have been killed and millions have fled their homes. In areas out of regime control, those who remain rely on a group of volunteers dedicated to saving anyone in need. They search for survivors among the wreckage as bombs continue to fall...
The 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation’s civil war, “The White Helmets,” that has been nominated for an Academy Award has been barred from attending.
2 days of swimming...
Day 1= THE ANGELS WITH THE WHITE HELMETS
T=500 H=200 E=125
A=25 N=350 G=175 E=125 L=300 S=475
W=575 I=225 T=500 H=200
T=500 H=200 E=125
W=575 H=200 I=225 T=500 E=125
H=200 E=125 L=300 M=325 E=125 T=500 S=475
=7450 yards
Day 2= Swim for PEACE
P= 400
750 Buoy (PEACE=750)
E= 125
750 Swim
A= 25
750 Paddles
C= 75
750 Swim (3 sec. rest 25,50,75,100,125,125,100,75,50,25)
E= 125 c/d drill
= 3750 Peaceful yards
Peace to all your hearts and minds.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bizarro World... What's Next?

7700 yards of fun and how many of us are feeling, or just a great Seinfeld episode.
Bizarro World... What's Next?
B=50
I=225 (odd #'s 1st and last 25 is drill)
Z=650 (long and strong)
A=25
R=450
R=450
O=375=2225
W=575
O=375=
R=450
L=300
D=100
...=3 x 25= 1875/4100
W=575
H=200
A=25
T=500
'=75
S=475=1850/5950
N=350
E=125
X=600 (1st time for this letter)
T=500
?=175 c/d= 1750/ 7700

Monday, January 30, 2017

NEWS... Search For the TRUTH

Thank you Amanda Rossolimo for joining me today

CuttingWater
Can't help myself with the message.

W/u: 1525 (NEWS)
N=14th letter=350
E=125...
W=575
S=475=1525


Search For The Truth
S=475
F=150
T=500
T=500= 1625

NPR= 350+400+450=1200
ABC= 25+50+75=150
NY Times= 350+625+500= 1475
60 Minutes= 150+0+325= 475
BBC= 50+50+75= 175
CNN= 75+350+350= 775
NBC= 350+50+75= 475
CBS= 75+50+475= 600
!= 25

8500 Freedom of Speaking the Truth Yards

PEACE on Earth

Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Kevin and Jane

Happy Birthday to 2 of our favorite Channel friends.
Jane Murphy celebrated a bday yesterday and hubby, King of the Channel, Kevin Murphy celebrated today. We love you both and look forward to celebrating life this you both this late summer, can't wait for that V.Tonic looking over the channel.  


w'u 650 (1/22/1956)
J= 10= 250
2 x 300
A= 1= 25
2 x 300
N= 14= 350
2 x 300
E= 5= 125
375 (1/22/2017)
725 (1/23/1929)
K= 11=275
2 x 200
E= 5= 125
1 x 200
V= 22= 550
1 x 200
I= 9= 225
2 x 200
N= 14=350
400 (1/23/2017)
c/d 275
=7700 Birthday yards

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March

Swim for Women around the World

PEACE= 750
WOMEN= 550/375/325/75/350= 1450

March= 13= 325

End= 5= 125
Violence= 22= 550

Reproductive= 18= 450
Rights= 18= 450

LGBTQIA= 12= 300
Rights= 18= 450

Workers= 23= 575
Rights= 18= 450

Civil= 3= 75
Rights= 18=450

Diability= 4= 100
Rights= 450

Immigration= 9= 225
Rights= 450

Environmental= 5= 125
Justice= 10=250

Human= 8= 200
Rights= 450

PLease= 700=
= 9350 PEACEFUL yards

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Remembering Fort Lauderdale

Sending prayers to the friends and family of the Fort Lauderdale victims. We are thinking of you all in this sad time.
(CNN)Their lives ended suddenly, tragically, in a storm of gunfire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
But those who died in the shooting Friday filled their lives up until that moment with love, ambition and achievement.
One of the five slain victims has not been publicly identified. Here is what we know so far:
Shirley Timmons
Michael Oehme
Terry Andres
Olga Woltering
Cherish everyday you have.
Long warm-up
1100 w/u (**1st 25 of each is drill)
H= 200
O= 375
P= 400
E= 125
975 **
F= 150
O= 375
R= 450
750 **
P= 400
E= 125
A= 25
C= 75
E= 125
Main Set
F= 150
O= 375
R= 450
T= 500 (total= 1475)
5 x 100 (1:30) for those tragically killed
8 x 50 (:50) for the 8 injured
L= 300
A= 25
U= 525
D= 100
E= 125
R= 450
D= 100
A= 25
L= 300
E= 125 (total= 2075)
c/d 425 ( 1/6/2017 add #'s)
= 7700 sad yards

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday Snow Day

Saturday Snow Day
Interesting 7700 with Amanda Rossolimo, the water was cool 82.3, still too warm for me but cool for Amanda, let's just put it this way; Amanda could use some of my insulation.
750 w/u (PEACE)
4 x 125 (100 free/ 25 drill)      
1st set:
S= 19th letter= 475
A= 1= 25
T= 20= 500
U= 21= 525
R= 18= 450
D= 4= 100
A= 1= 25
Y= 25= 625 (2725)
6 x 75 (50 free/ 25 drill)
2nd set:
S= 19= 475
N= 14= 350
O= 15= 375
W= 23= 575 (1775)
4 x 125 (100 free/ 25 drill)
Final set:
D= 4= 100
A= 1= 25
Y= 25= 625 (750)
250 c/d (2+0+1+7)
=7700 snow yards

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.