|07/22/2021||English Channel Relay Swim|
Around Coronado Island - Marathon Swim
Bellevue Club Masters Mile
|#2 Age Group|
Vashon Island, Washington | vashonheidi.blogspot.com
|Main Focus||Open Water Swimming|
|Bucket List Race||Around Coronado Island|
|Off-Day Activity||Growing stuff, chasing chickens, and volunteering in community radio|
I am a copywriter by day, Vashon Island resident and a later-in-life swimmer who has worked through health challenges to surprise even myself. I swim year round in chilly, tidal Puget Sound with a fierce group of ladies. I consider myself a -meh- middle distance open water swimmer who is raising my personal bar each year. Social swimming and bold new routes bring me joy. I'm the group archivist & kid around a lot.
Some past swim stuff:
-Circumnavigation swim of Blake Island (7k) twice in 2020, once in 2019
-6x Sharkfest and SERC Alcatraz Invitational competitor, 2015-present
-March 2020: San Fran Bay Bridge to Bridge 10k (wetsuit) with Pacific OW Swim Co.
-July 2018: 4-person English Channel relay
-2019: USMS Middle Distance Nationals (OW), Lake Berryessa CA
-2019: USMS Pacific NW Highest Point Female - high point accumulation of five sanctioned regional OW competitions (results not typical!).
2021: July-English Channel relay, Aug-Jersey/France/Jersey two-way relay, and if I'm feeling spunky, my first solo marathon swim around my hometown isle of Coronado, CA.