My Swimming Life 2012. Almosts.

Continuing the series I started with the Swimming Locations of 2012, followed by Swimming 2012 Continuing the Pictorial Tour, this is the second post of “runners-up” for my favourite photos of the year. And a rename of the series, people seem to be enjoying, very gratifying for my moderate skills. There will be two more,…

Donal & Brian heading toward the Emerald City

MIMS 2012 – Part 5 – Hudson River and Finish

MIMS 2012 – Part 1 – Three Rivers (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 2 – Race Day (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 3 – The start and the first hour (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 4 – The East and Harlem Rivers (loneswimmer.com) Advice for future MIMS applicants & particpants (loneswimmer.com) With the swing west across Spuyten Duyvil the…

MIMS 2012 – Part 2 – Race day

Part 1 – Saturday indeed broke more bearable, with temperatures in the high twenties with an almost cloudless sky and no forecast of rain or thunderstorms. I’d brought my bag of oatmeal for porridge which I microwaved in the hotel dining room, and as usual, forced it into myself. It was not the best bowl…

MIMS 2012

Ciaran Byrne and I take to the water around Manhattan on Saturday 23rd for a spot of fun with Dee crewing for me & Margaret and Jim for Ciaran. Due to the usual communication difficulties, there will be no update to the blog. NYCSwim.org have told us we will all have Trackers, but as of…

MIMS – best of luck to all today

In a few hours Gábor Molnár and Eddie Irwin and Evan Morrison will be tacking the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. I want to wish all three the best. Here’s Evan’s GPS tracker. Here’s the official NYC Twitter. MIMS is 28 and half miles long around the island. I recommend using Google Earth on Street View…