Swimming Upstream - Diary of an Amateur Open Water Swimmer

As I added socks and a t-shirt to my swimsuit and googles this week, set my watch to count down from 40 min and waded out into somewhat murky, fast flowing river water that was the same temperature and turbulence as refrigerated jet pool I realized that my quest to learn to swim long distance in open water had taken on a whole new meaning. While we all begin great goals with the end in mind, its not the finish line that matters – but how you got there. And trust me this is no cheesy cliché, or American football movie. Its’ how extraordinary experiences changes ordinary people in ways they could never have dreamed. I decided that maybe there a few people out there that would get a laugh at

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