That is by far the most frequent question people have when they learn that I'm planning to swim 27km in the ocean this June. Short answer: no, I'm not crazy. Or at least not more so than anyone who has done an Ironman for no good reason other than to say they did it. In … Continue reading FAQ: Are you crazy?
I have not written about my open water swimming ("OWS") events in a while. That is because I took a timeout from swimming after my swim at La Bocaina last October. It was supposed to be a short break to rest, but it became an extended pause due to multiple reasons having to do with the flu, a … Continue reading 2017 Recap & Objectives for 2018
Hi all, Just a quick update to let you know that the German Red Cross has taken notice of your donations, and has decided to feature my fundraiser project in their blog (link in German): https://blog.drk.de/engagement-ich-danke-euch/ Thank you all once again (I won't get tired of thanking you)
Yesterday I swam with a group of about 80 swimmers across La Bocaina, the strait that separates the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. It’s 15 km in a straight line. It was both a grueling challenge and an amazingly satisfying experience. For safety, the swimmers are divided into fast, medium and slow groups. Then, each … Continue reading La Bocaina Crossing – Marathon Swimming Season Finale
Just arrived in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, for the long awaited Bocaina marathon swim! This is the final swim of the season for me. After months of training and preparation, this is it. I’ve really been looking forward to this event for months. First, because it’s an “adventure” swim: from one island to another; in the … Continue reading Tomorrow is the day! 15km swim from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura
I swam the Oceanman Benidorm: the Final and finished in 2 hours 46 mins. Among the World Championship participants, I placed 33rd out of 75 swimmers (10th of 19 in my category). Including all the participants in the Oceanman Open, I placed 58th out of 277 (17th of 75 in my category). I’m quite happy … Continue reading Oceanman Benidorm done!
After a month of hard training (more than 104 km in the last month, and incl. 38 km last week), I’m ready to swim the two marathon swims that I signed up for this month. “Hell week” is over. The first swim is this Sunday: Oceanman Benidorm: The Final is the last stage of the … Continue reading Lock and Loaded for Oceanman Benidorm