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
Hi all, it's been over a month since the last update, and there have been quite a few developments in my project to support the Red Cross through swimming. There have also been several natural disasters around the world, where the Red Cross provided emergency aid. This is precisely why I’m running this project. Your … Continue reading Back into training mode after summer vacation
With the completion of the 4 km swim in Lake Starnberg, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all once again for your support, and also give you a brief update on the latest developments: Lake Starnberg The Lake Starnberg swim took place on Saturday, August 5th. It was one of those beautiful … Continue reading Lake Starnberg done!
Hi everyone! Wow, we've raised €500 - you are amazing; thank you! I very much appreciate not just your generosity but also your help in spreading the word, and your encouraging comments - the latter really help in nudging me out of bed and into the pool for those early morning training sessions when I'd … Continue reading The next open water swim is this weekend!
I completed my first marathon swim of the year on June 24th in Lake Orta, Italy. The distance was 14 km., and I finished in 4 hours and 8 minutes. I placed 41st overall out 145 participants, and 9th in my age group (out of 38). Beautiful Lake and perfect conditions: About to start: And … Continue reading Oceanman’s Lake Orta, Italy marathon swim accomplished!
Last Sunday (June 11) I swam Munich's long distance (4 km) event, which took place in the Regatta course of the 1972 Olympics. It was a lot of fun: great atmosphere, nice weather, and a unique venue (http://bit.ly/2hzWGyc). The water temperature was 19 degrees C - cold enough for me to try out the wetsuit … Continue reading First open water swim of the season done
What's it about? What I do: As a teenager, I used to volunteer every summer for the Red Cross as a lifeguard. I don't have the time for that anymore, but the Red Cross can always use our help. Therefore, I now do long-distance, open-water swims (10km, 15km or longer) to encourage people to donate … Continue reading I Swim – You Donate Campaign