Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CeaseFire in Syria...PEACE in 2018? 5900yds







Swim Workout Name:CeaseFire in Syria...PEACE in 2018?
Author: Marcella MacDonald
Date Created: February 28, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 5900 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:34:30
RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
1177529:00freestylewarm-up/down25'S: no breathing wall 2 line/drill 2 wall
Odd#'s 1st and last 25: drill
Even #'s: free

C 75
E 125
A 25
S 475
E 125
F 150
I 225
R 450
E 125
1775 / 29:00
157509:00freestyleswimI 225
N350
575 / 09:00
1180029:00freestyleswimS 475
Y 625
R 450
I 225
A 25
1800 / 29:00
32500:30freestyledrill... = 3 X 2575 / 01:30
175011:00freestyleswimP 400
E 125
A 25
C 75
E 125
750 / 11:00
157509:00freestyleswimI 225
N350
575 / 09:00
127504:30freestylewarm-up/down2018=11=275275 / 04:30
17501:30freestylewarm-up/down? = 50/2575 / 01:30



Dream, Prepare, Succeed

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

National Polar Bear Day... 5750 YARDS

Polar bear with young - ANWR.jpgSwim Workout Name: National Polar Bear Day
Author: Marcella MacDonald               
Date Created: February 27, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 5750 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:30:15


RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
155008:45freestylewarm-up/down2/27/2018=22=550

Remainder:
25= no breathing wall to line/drill to wall

odd #: 1st and last 25=drill

even #: free
550 / 08:45
12500:30freestyledrill 25 / 00:30
1215033:00freestyleswimN 350
A 25
T 500
I 225
O 375
N 350
A 25
L 300
2150 / 33:00
12500:30freestyledrill 25 / 00:30
1155024:00freestyleswimP 400
O 375
L 300
A 25
R 450
1550 / 24:00
12500:30freestyledrill 25 / 00:30
165010:30freestyleswimB 50
E 125
A 25
R 450
650 / 10:30
12500:30freestyledrill 25 / 00:30
175012:00freestyleswimD 100
A 25
Y 625
750 / 12:00

Monday, February 26, 2018

Stay Strong 4 Peace ☮....

Swim Workout Name: Stay Strong 4 Peace ☮
Author: Marcella MacDonald
Date Created: February 26, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 5100 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:18:40
RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
11625 ☮25:00freestylewarm-up/downS 475
T 500
A 25
Y 625
1625 / 25:00
12325☮36:00freestyleswimS 475
T 500
R 450
O 375
N 350
G 175
2325 / 36:00
4100☮01:40freestyleswimFOR400 / 06:40
1750☮11:00freestylewarm-up/downP 400
E 125
A 25
C 75
E 125
750 / 11:00


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Why Assault Weapons?

Swim Workout Name: Why Assault Weapons 
Author: Marcella MacDonald
Date Created: February 24, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 6100 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:35:15
RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
1140022:00freestylewarm-up/downW 575
H 200
Y 625
1400 / 22:00
1232536:00freestyleswimA 25
S 475
S 475
A 25
U 575
L 300
T 500
2325 / 36:00
1232536:00freestyleswimW 575
E 125
A 25
P 400
O 375
N 350
S 475
2325 / 36:00
15001:15backstrokewarm-up/downEASY BACKSTROKE50 / 01:15

Thursday, February 22, 2018

George Washington is 286 years old today


Washington Crossing the Delaware 1856-71 George Caleb Bingham.jpg


Swim Workout Name: GW's 286th birthday
Author: Marcella MacDonald
Date Created: February 22, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 6650 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:44:00
RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
147507:30freestylewarm-up/down2/22/1732 = 19=475
George Washington's Birthdate
475 / 07:30
1142522:00freestyleswimG 175
E 125
O 375
R 450
G 175
E 125
1425 / 22:00
1110017:00freestyleswim4 X 50 (:50)
2 X 25
1 X 175 (50 free/25 back)
7 X 75
3 X 50
1100 / 17:00
1325050:00freestyleswimW 575
A 25
S 475
H 200
I 225
N 350
G 175
T 500
O 375
N 350
3250 / 50:00
140007:30freestylewarm-up/down2+8+6=16=400
GW would have been 286 years today
400 / 07:30

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Triple Bday w DRAG

Swim Workout Name: Triple Bday w DRAG
Author: Marcella MacDonald
Date Created: February 21, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 7250 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:53:15
RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
170011:30freestylewarm-up/down2/21/195? 6?=28=700700 / 11:30
1195030:00freestyleswimE 125
L 300
I 225
S 475
S 475
A 25

J 250
... 3 X 25
1950 / 30:00
1237536:00freestyleswimS 475
C 75
O 375
T 500
T 500

P 400
.. 2 X 25
2375 / 36:00
1182529:00freestyleswimT 500
E 125
R 450
R 450
I 225

B 50
. 25
1825 / 29:00
140006:45freestylewarm-up/down2/21/2018=16=400400 / 06:45

Monday, February 19, 2018

YOU go Chris Murphy 7400

CuttingWater
Published by Marcy MacDonald12 mins
YOU Go Chris MURPHY: CT 4 PEACE

Amanda Rossolimo and I often swim for victims of tragedy, including Saturday’s emotional swim. Today, we chose to focus on the hope that things might change and those that are pushing for it. We therefore swam for CT Senator Chris Murphy. “You Go, Chris Murphy” makes a nice swim.... and you have my vote, my donation, and my admiration.


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8200 for Parkland Florida

Marcy MacDonald is remembering those who are no longer with us.


We will not forget you.Today, Amanda Rossolimo and I swam another memorial work out, becoming a very sad place but I swear I felt the Angels spirits pushing us along through the water.
So Young, So Soon, you all are in our hearts and peace to the family and friends closest to these angels. We worked reversed alphabetized 1st initials, totally 8200 yards.
Peter Wang 400/575 15 years old
Carme Schentrup 75/475 16 years old
Alex Schachter 27/475 14 years old
Helena Ramsay 200//475 17 years old
Meadow Pollack 325/400 18 years old
Alaina Petty 25/400 14 years old
Joaquin Olivier 250/375 17 years old
Gina Montalto 175/325 14 years old
Cara Loughran 75/300 14 years old
Luke Hoyer 300/200 15 years old
Christopher Hixon 75/200 49 years old
Jaime Guttenburg 250/175 14 years old
Aaron Feis 25/150 37 years old
Nicholas Dworet 350/100 17 years old
Scott Beigel 475/50 35 years old
Martin Duque Anquiano 325/100/25 14 years old
Alyssa Alhadef 25/25 14 years old
25 =7800 sad yards

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Day of Mourning: Florida HS Shooting 2/14/18 Peace to all.

Swim Workout Name: Day of Mourning
Author: Marcella MacDonald                             Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and the community of Parkland.
Date Created: February 15, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 6600 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:45:00
RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
1112517:30freestylewarm-up/downA 25
N 350
G 175
E 125
R 450
1125 / 17:30
52500:30freestyledrill?????125 / 02:30
1212533:00freestyleswimV 550
I 225
O 375
L 300
E 125
N 350
C 75
E 125
2125 / 33:00
42500:30freestyledrill????100 / 02:00
1152524:00freestyleswimG 175
U 525
N 350
S 475
1525 / 24:00
52500:30freestyledrill?????125 / 02:30
1140022:00freestyleswimW 575
H 200
Y 575
1400 / 22:00
32500:30freestyledrill???75 / 01:30

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Marcella MacDonald says:
Feb 15th, 2018 at 1:39 PM
Florida HS Shooting 2/14/18 Peace to all.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Will You be my Valentine

6100 valentine yards
Remember when you were a kid and you made 
and received a valentine by everyone in your class...
Friendship and love to you all














Swim Workout Name: 


Will you be my Valentine

Author: Marcella MacDonald
Date Created: February 14, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 6100 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:36:00
RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
180013:00freestylewarm-up/downW 575
I 225
L 300
L 300
800 / 13:00
1162525:00freestyleswimY 625
O 475
U 525
1625 / 25:00
117503:00freestyleswimB 50
E 125
175 / 03:00
195015:00freestyleswimM 325
Y 625
950 / 15:00
1255040:00freestyleswimV 550
A 25
L 300
E 125
N 350
T 500
I 225
N 350
E 125
2550 / 40:00




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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Remembering my Ancestors

Image result for February 13, 1692  Glencoe massacre
Massacre of Glencoe, (February 13, 1692), in Scottish history, the treacherous slaughter of members of the MacDonald clan of Glencoe by soldiers under Archibald Campbell, 10th earl of Argyll. Many Scottish clans had remained loyal to King James II after he was replaced on the English and Scottish thrones by William III in 1689. In August 1691 the government offered an indemnity to all chiefs who should take an oath of allegiance before January 1, 1692. “Letters of fire and sword,” authorizing savage attacks upon recalcitrants, were drawn up in anticipation of widespread refusals; the chiefs, however, took the oath. Alexander MacDonald of Glencoe postponed his submission until December 31, 1691, and was then unable to take his oath until January 6 because there was no magistrate at Fort William to receive it. Sir John Dalrymple, William’s secretary of state for Scotland, thereupon issued an order under the king’s signature for military punishment of the MacDonalds. More than 100 of Argyll’s soldiers, who had been quartered amicably upon the MacDonalds for more than a week, suddenly attacked them. Many of the clan escaped, but the chief, 33 other men, 2 women, and 2 children were killed. John Campbell, earl of Breadalbane and Holland, a neighbour and an enemy of the MacDonalds, was widely suspected of planning the attack but was not its main instigator; his imprisonment in 1695 was for earlier involvement with the Jacobites.

Swim Workout Name: Remembering ancestors
Author: Marcella MacDonald
Date Created: February 13, 2018
Distance/Pool Type: 6900 scy
Swim Workout Category: marathon
Swim Workout Time: 1:45:30
RepsDistanceIntervalStrokeTypeCommentTotals
160010:00freestylewarm-up/down2/13/1692=24=600
78 from the MacDonald Clan are killed by the Campbell Clan at Glencoe Scotland
600 / 10:00
1152523:00freestyleswimEven #'s: swim without paddles>

G 175
L 300
E 125
N 350
O 275
E 125
1525 / 23:00
1197530:00freestyleswim< >
M 325
A 25
s 475
S 475
A 25
C 75
R 450
E 125
1975 / 30:00
1167524:00freestyleswim< >
M 325
A 25
C 75
D 100
O 375
N 350
A 25
L 300
D 100
1675 / 24:00
175012:00freestyleswim< >
C 75
L 300
A 25
N 350
750 / 12:00
137506:30freestylewarm-up/down175 < >
200
375 / 06:30

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 – 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.