Cook Strait Swim, New Zealand

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Miyuki Fujita to swim the Peaks to Portand in Maine

After traveling nearly twenty hours from Japan to Maine, Miyuki Fujita (far right) arrived with a smiling face and ready to swim the Peaks to Portland Challenge, a 2.4 mile ocean swim scheduled for Saturday, July 13.  My training partner and great friend, Yoko Aoshima (far left), will be participating in this event for her third year. This will be my 14th year to swim the P2P.  The Cumberland County YMCA is promoting this event as a fundraiser for their swim programs.  It is a very worthy cause.  My friend Yoko did not know how to swim five years ago. She took swim lessons at the YMCA.  And now, she is a very strong swimmer and she will be swimming in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim Relay in New York City next month. I am so proud of her accomplishments.  You are invited to come to East End Beach and watch this spectacular swim.  There are nearly 400 swimmers participating. There will be a wetsuit division and non-wetsuit division.  Miyuki and I will be in the non-wetsuit division.  Also, please visit the Cumberland County YMCA website and sponsor an athlete of your choosing.  All donations go directly to the Y swim programs. Thank you.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this photo.

pat said...

Thank you for your comment. It was very special to have Miyuki travel from Japan to swim the Peaks to Portland. Also, my friend Yoko helped to organize this amazing day.