2016 Lap-the-Lake Swim 2.4mi

2016 Lap-the-Lake Swim 2.4mi
This weekend  I took park in the 5th Annual Lap the Lake Swim in Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes held at the Indian Trails Country club. This is a  terrific venue and the site of the 2015  Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon (usually the following weekend) .  The event has three distances 2.4mi (2-laps) , 1.2 and .5 mile (same exact swim ...

Nave-e-sink or Swim 2016

Nave-e-sink or Swim 2016
Today, I took part in the 11th annual Nave-sink -or- swim, it’s a an open water swim race and festival held in Rumson, NJ at the Navesink cove at Victory Park. Again this year , like  the  last few years the weather was perfect, and the water was calm and myself plus around 500 swimmers, got ...

Brooklyn Bridge 1km Swim 7

Brooklyn Bridge 1km Swim
This year I took part in another of NYCSwim harbor swims. Last  year I did the Statue of Liberty Swim , and this year I wanted to change it up and try the Brooklyn Bridge 1km swim across the East River under/around the Brooklyn Bridge. NYCSwim  changed the direction this year , last year the swim ...

Statue of Liberty 1.2km Swim 3

Statue of Liberty 1.2km Swim
Today I took part in NYC Swim , circumnavigation of  Liberty Island, where the iconic statue of liberty resides.  Located in New York harbor, where the Hudson River spills  into the  Raritan Bay, this busy waterway is full of ferries, sailboats, and all sort of activity. The swim scheduled for late afternoon provided an idea ...

Race Report & Photos : Nav-e-Sink or swim 2013 2

Race Report & Photos : Nav-e-Sink or swim 2013
Today, I took part in the 8th annual Nave-sink -or- swim, it’s a an open water swim race and festival held in Rumson, NJ at the navesink inlet at Victory Park. Again this year , like last year the weather was perfect, and the water was calm and myself plus around 400 swimmers, got ready ...

Open Water Swimming 2012

Open Water Swimming 2012
I took up swimming in earnest at the end of last year. Knowing I had wanted to take part in a couple of triathlons this season, I figured I better work on my swimming. Never having swum as a kid , I was pretty much self taught. Even though I had swum before my freestyle ...

Improving Distance per Stroke: Me vs. Lil Miss Swim Camp

Improving Distance per Stroke: Me vs. Lil Miss Swim Camp
As I learn more and  improve my freestyle swimming technique, I’ve quickly realized that distance per stroke is a very important concept, that one should focus on and strive to improve. Distance per stroke (DPS for short) is how far each arm stroke propels you through the water. The actual distance is mostly related to ...