|07/25/2023||Lake Tahoe (True Width Solo)|
|04/14/2023||USMS Colonies Zones|
|03/12/2023||DelVal USMS Champs|
|02/25/2023||Frozen Hare 5k (pool)|
|01/15/2023||Bill Heebner USMS Meet|
|12/17/2022||Frozen Hare 5k (pool)|
|11/12/2022||Frozen Hare 5k|
|09/18/2022||Steelman OWS||1st AG/6th Female|
|09/10/2022||Around the Island Swim||2nd AG|
|08/20/2022||Lake George Open Water Swim||1st AG|
|08/13/2022||Terry Laughlin 2-mile Cable Swim||2nd AG|
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|Primary Discipline(s)||Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming|
|Bucket List Race||Lake Tahoe Length, 20 Bridges, Lake Windermere 2-way|
|Post-Race Drink||Most definitely a beer (after some mashed potatoes and possibly a cookie)|
|Off-Day Activity||Spending time with my husband, Dave, and our pup, Rusty!|
Simply put, when I'm near water, I'm at my happiest!
When I was 7, I had a swimming lesson with "Sue" who helped me get over a fear of the water, and very soon after, I joined the summer swim team and never looked back.
After a short break following college, I returned the to pool in 2003 as a Masters Swimmer. Soon after, I jumped in to my first open water event: The Rainbow Channel Challenge. My wetsuit of choice was, of course, an "Ironman Wetsuit." I loved the suit, and I LOVED the swim.
Since then, I've been involved with masters swimming, triathlons, triathlon coaching, swim coaching, and in the last 12 years, open water marathon swimming.
Over the past few years, my training and racing has taken a bit of a backseat due to a back injury and starting a business; plus, our amazing pup, Rusty, has had his own health issues which have been our focus. During my marathon adventures, my husband normally acts as my kayaker, so I found a few shorter races towards the end of the 2022 season and it felt good to get back and jump in with both feet.
While Rusty's future is still uncertain, I'm still forging ahead with a plan for 2023, knowing very well that he is our priority, and it may mean postponing some adventures. However, as of now, I'm looking forward to swimming in the Finger Lakes, Tahoe, Willoughby, Lake George... all in preparation for some bigger, longer goals in 2024.