Me before jumping in the water. Clearly, because after the swim I was hypothermic and shivering so uncontrollably that the photo would have been blurry.


It’s pretty funny to now think of this, but as recently as 2002, I really could not swim. In the water, I’d be like a fish out of the water, flailing my body around and splashing a lot. I still may be a mediocre swimmer, but at least swimming 2.4 miles is no longer a problem for me — at least with a wetsuit.

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Front Range Freeze

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Swim Labs Stroke Analysis

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Horsetooth 1-Mile Swim

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Richards Lake, CO

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Alcatraz Swim at 7-years-old

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Catfish Swim

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