On Saturday, August 13th, I will be participating in the "Swim Across America" in a 5K (3.1 mile) open-water swim from Long Island Sound to Morgan Park in Glen Cove to raise money for cancer research. If, like so many other families, you and yours have been touched by this plague, please consider making a donation to help support my effort and this cause. You can make a donation online via the attached link: http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR/OpenWater/NassauSuffolk?px=1057120&pg=personal&fr_id=1186, and I promise to swim my heart out! Thanks for your support! -- Carol
"The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea." -- Isak Dinesen
DISCLAIMER: Open-water swimming is inherently dangerous. Open-water swimmers risk drowning, hypothermia, hyperthermia, heart attacks, panic attacks, cramping, jelly fish stings, fish bites, boat or jet-ski collisions, collisions with floating or submerged objects (including other swimmers), and other calamities that can be injurious, disabling or fatal! The "West Neck Pod" is an informal association of open-water swimmers who swim "outside the lines" with no lifeguard protection, it has no formal membership, organizational structure or legal identity, and its participants, including the author of this blog, make no representations and assume no liability with respect to its group open-water swims. All swimmers who participate in West Neck Pod group open-water swims do so at their own risk. Be careful out there!