Sure You Swim . . . But Where Will You Crew in 2017?
"My biggest hope for the future of open water swimming involves a shift as WE SWIMMERS NEED TO START VOLUNTEERING IN LARGE NUMBERS." --- Ned Denison, 2012. member of the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame
I revisit this idea once a year and Ned's words still ring in my ear. Around this time, open water swimmers plan their swim calendars for the coming year. It's an exciting time . . . like planning on what you hope Santa Clause will bring for Christmas (and you're Santa). It should also be a time when swimmers plan on crewing for another swimmer. I plan on being back at Catalina and Anacapa with young swimmers next year . . . amazing places that are magical for me. So if you're a swimmer, and you read this, post where you will crew . . . it may inspire others to see WHO is crewing WHERE. There are many exciting places to go.