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The Sermon From The Water

Yea. I have gathered you all together here today, to hear words. As the Bible speaketh not of Holy Natation, go thee therefore onto The Google, wherefore thou shalt find that despite the clamminess of his skin and the inconsistent capitalisation of his exalted name, LoneSwimmer is the Prophet of Cold Water and loneswimmer.com is the…

A Swimmer’s Prayer

It’s a prayer though entirely non-denominational and entirely religion free, but feel free to impose your belief system or lack thereof on it. Feel free to call it a wish, or a blessing or another bad Lone Swimmer poem.  

How To: Long Swim Recovery Meal

Swimmers love to eat, quite a lot, and to talk about how they eat almost as much. Yet there is little discussion of food on this site. The last time I wrote a recipe here was some years ago with the Swimmer’s Smoothie, which I still heartily recommend for those many people who struggle with early morning…

Screen capture of the scum and villianous characters (customers) in the first Star Wars movie

If Channel Swimming Was Star Wars …

If Channel Swimming was Star Wars… Captain Webb would be Yoda, the ultimate Jedi swimmer. King of the Channel Kevin Murphy would be Luke Skywalker, while Queen of the Channel Alison Streeter would be Princess Leia. Gertrude Ederle might get a spot as Rey but maybe not, because Star Wars was lacking female characters. CS&PF President Nick Adams would be dashing…

Image showing Walter from Teh Big lebowski movie holding a gun with the substitle Lane Swimming Rules, - More Important THan The Ten Commandments

I Touched Your Foot

I touched your foot. I didn’t grab it or stroke it. I’m not a weirdo. During the lap. It was just a tap. On your toes. Deliberately. You probably jumped. I’m sorry. I’m not really sorry. I just wanted to pass. Because I’m not fast, But you are more not fast. And I wanted to get past.…