Category Archives: swimming

One for the Birthday Girl

In May of this year, I married the woman I met through FitnessSingles.com. If that sounds a bit cold or commercial, be assured the story behind our relationship is much warmer. Sue and I were both going through considerable life … Continue reading

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I need a nickname as a swimmer

Yesterday during a 1500 meter session in the pool, not all at once, mind you, but in a series of intervals of 100 and 200 meters, I decided that what I need to make myself a faster, stronger swimmer is … Continue reading

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When triathletes go senile

My mother’s main wish in life was to never lose her mental faculties. She dreaded the idea of losing her memory or getting, as she called it, senile. That’s a rather outdated term in the post-modern era. With Baby Boomers … Continue reading

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No animals on the pool deck

It’s funny how we human beings, though highly evolved in areas of intelligence and self-awareness in comparison with other living things, still resort to comparisons with animals to generate ideas about the merit of individuals or teams. We name our … Continue reading

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Slumming it

On Saturday morning our city¬†hosted a simple little 5K. The loop on which it was run is quite familiar to me. I first ran on it back in 1982 when it opened. The visionary guy whose idea it was to … Continue reading

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Open water. Open minds.

For those of us with a 30-year gap in our swimming resume, the process of building up to a strong, reliable swim stroke is a step-by-step exercise in humility. From those first manic learning laps in the 25-meter pool to … Continue reading

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For once a good time in the pool

Following my layoff from the pool due to life changes (all good) it has been interesting to return to swimming. This morning was almost revelatory, defined as…¬†“revealing something hitherto unknown.” How romantic, you might say! Well, it’s not too hard … Continue reading

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Back in the swim (of things)

Our wedding day was beyond even our expectations in terms of joy and fun and bonding with family and friends. The day seemed to radiate with love. And I mean that seriously. Our children and some boyfriends of Sue’s daughters … Continue reading

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The eyes have it

I lost a contact lens last week. That sent me to the eye doctor for an exam, because it’s been three years (I guess…) since the last prescription. That doesn’t mean I have not been to an eye doctor since. … Continue reading

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Nike Hijab and other fashion wonders

I love that Nike is coming out with clothing for Muslim women who want to compete in sports but maintain their religious tradition by doing so in Hijab. I watched a program about a women’s soccer team that wore less … Continue reading

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