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...
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?
I=225 (odd #'s 1st and last 25 is drill)
Z=650 (long and strong)
...=3 x 25= 1875/4100
X=600 (1st time for this letter)
?=175 c/d= 1750/ 7700

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.