Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tsugaru Strait Swim

In less than three month I will be swimming the Tsugaru Strait in Japan. I will start my swim from Honshu (mainland of Japan) and finish in Hokkaido (an island north on Honshu). It's a distance of 12 miles.  However, strong currents and headwinds may increase the distance covered to 20 miles. I'm hoping to finish with a time between 10 to 14 hours (or less) and to set a world record for the oldest person to swim it at the age of 61.   My training is going very well...I'm currently swimming 5 days a week.  And, YES, I am still working as a nurse and helping to care for my three young grandchildren ages 4 years, 20 months and 4 months.    Next week, I will be extending my training schedule to include some very long swims of 5+ hours in a day to prepare for my Tsugaru swim. Crew training will be starting soon.  I am very pleased to have my good friends Yoko Aoshima and Pat Whitney as my crew. And, as always my husband and children are very supportive of my swim adventures.  Looking forward to a great time in Japan.

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