|01/30/2022||Bellevue Club Masters Mile|
|07/08/2022||Jersey (UK) to France two-way relay|
|08/14/2022||Mackinac Island Swim - 8 miles|
|09/05/2022||South end rowing club Alcatraz Invitational|
SF BAY Bridge to Bridge 10k Swim
South End Rowing Club Alcatraz Invitational
|6th Age Group - SKINS|
Around Coronado Island - Marathon Swim
|n/a 18.6k marathon swim|
Bellevue Club Masters Mile
|2-age group; natl top 10, 2020|
Vashon Island, Washington | vashonheidi.blogspot.com
|Main Focus||Open Water Swimming|
|Bucket List Race||Strait of Gibraltar|
|Post-Race Drink||Nuun for hydration; Skratch Labs Horchata after the really long swims|
|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.
In 2021 I completed my first official, observed marathon swim in my hometown: Around Coronado. Unlike my OW swim buddies, I didn't really get the marathon bug afterward. It still felt great to finish an almost 12-mile rough water route in 64-degree sea, all skin!
Local OW events, just to keep myself honest
Learn butterfly, just to say I learned it at age 53!
2022: July: Jersey UK/France/Jersey UK two-way relay;
Mackinac island Swim if I make the registration cutoff!
2023: English Channel relay #2