blueseventy racing

Upcoming Races

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

Past Races

01/30/2022 Bellevue Club Masters Mile
10/16/2021 SF BAY Bridge to Bridge 10k Swim
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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 |

Main FocusOpen Water Swimming
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 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!

What's next:
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