1) I need to train outside of the pool as it gets quit boring and open water challenges and sharpens your swimming skills.
2) Fellow Catalina Channel Crossing teammate Amber Baker will be doing her solo channel crossing September 7-8, 2018 and I get to be a buddy swimmer/ photographer / video / posting updates on her FB page Nautical Miles, Radical Smiles.
For folks who have just come across this website she will be swimming 20 miles in the Pacific Ocean. Catalina Island to the coast of Los Angeles. She does have a charity that she is taking donations for. S4EA; Sports for Exceptional Athletes, which promotes inclusion and lasting friendships through sports for people with and without disabilities ages 5 through adult. The money raised by Nautical Miles Radical Smiles will provide scholarship money to help pay for swimming lessons and competitions with S4EA aquatics programs. Visit her blog for more information and to donate. nauticalmilesradicalsmiles.com