Blue70 Racing

Past Races

09/05/2022 South end rowing club Alcatraz Invitational
08/14/2022 Mackinac Island Swim - 8 miles
07/08/2022 Jersey (UK) to France two-way relay
01/30/2022 Bellevue Club Masters Mile
10/16/2021 SF BAY Bridge to Bridge 10k Swim
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Completed
09/11/2021 South End Rowing Club Alcatraz Invitational
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6th Age Group - SKINS
06/03/2021 Around Coronado Island - Marathon Swim
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n/a 18.6k marathon swim
01/19/2020 Bellevue Club Masters Mile
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2-age group; natl top 10, 2020

Heidi Skrzypek

Vashon Island, Washington | vashonheidi.blogspot.com

Primary Discipline(s) Open Water Swimming, SUP, Kayaking / Canoe Marathon
Bucket List RaceStrait of Gibraltar
Post-Race DrinkNuun for hydration; Skratch Labs Horchata after the really long swims
Off-Day ActivityGrowing stuff, chasing chickens, and forcing myself to the gym

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!

What's next:
Local OW events, just to keep myself honest
Learn butterfly, just to say I learned it at age 53!
2023 will bring (there will be more):
Bellevue Masters Mile - Last Sun in Jan. - pool
English Channel relay, July 10-16 window with two other B70 teammates (+3 more)
SERC Alcatraz Invitational 2k swim - Sept, San Francisco
Around Point Loma 15k marathon swim - Summer TBD, San Diego