Friday, July 29, 2016
It's a Go!
On Saturday, July 30th I will attempt a solo crossing of the English Channel. Start time will be 2am in Maine and in England 7am. You can follow a live tracker by going to the English Channel Swimming Association and click on live tracker. Click on Viking Princess (Pilot Reg Brickell). It will give updates every 10 minutes. When you click on Viking Princess, there will be an icon with weather information, at the bottom of the icon the word "track" is highlighted. Click on "track", this will show how far the current will push me off course. Most swimmers swim in an "S" pattern. Only the lucky swimmers swim straight across the channel. At the age of 65 years and 179 days, I continue to enjoy this wonderful sport of marathon swimming. My crew will be my brother David and sister-in-law Jeannie. They are fantastic! I want to thank my husband and children for always encouraging me to reach for my dreams.