went "public" on Mon Mar 12th 10.30am GMT

loneswimmerloneswimmer IrelandCharter Member
edited March 2015 in Admin Communications
I posted the announcement on my blog, Twitter and emailed the CS&PF Channel Chat group. Evan will follow up later. Everyone/anyone should feel free to share the info.

We're on Twitter at


  • IronMikeIronMike BostonCharter Member
    It is on my FB and will be on my blog later this evening, Moscow-time.

    Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...

  • Kate_AlexanderKate_Alexander Spring Lake, MichiganMember
    Wonderful, wonderful! Looking forward to discussions on this forum. Thanks, Evan!
  • caburkecaburke Charter Member
    Congratulations and best of luck with the new site.
  • I have put it on our Big Blue page on facebook. Great idea for a forum.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited March 2015
    Thanks to everyone who signed up on Day 1 of the Marathon Swimmers Forum. We may be a tiny community, but we're an enthusiastic one! When Donal and I decided to launch this, we agreed that the only "metrics" that matter are (1) breadth of participation and (2) usefulness to the global community of marathon swimmers. I can't speak for Donal, but I'm happy with what's happened here in the past 20 hours - on both counts.

    Onward to Day 2!
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited August 2014

    While we certainly appreciate the shout-out, we dispute Steven @Munatones' description of us as an "exclusive bunch."

    On the contrary, the Forum's membership is remarkably diverse. Our members hail from every continent but Antarctica, and include both speedsters and plodders, teens and septuagenarians, Olympians and IMSHOF inductees, as well as those who are looking to tackle their first 10K swim. The Forum welcomes ALL who wish to discuss and celebrate the noble calling of marathon swimming - without prejudice or "exclusivity."

    In other news, the Forum had its 200th member and 500th post today. Sincere thanks to all for helping make this such a vibrant community already.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited March 2015
    Almost forgot -- today (March 12) is the third anniversary of the Forum's launch.

    Thanks to all who have helped make this such a vibrant community in the open water swimming world. It's been very rewarding to watch it grow.

    loneswimmerFrancopaulmmalinakaDanSimonelliemkhowleyAnthonyMcCarleygregocIronMikeKellieand 3 others.
  • emkhowleyemkhowley Boston, MACharter Member
    Time flies when you're having fun! Well done @evmo and @loneswimmer for creating this space and inviting us to join you!

    Stop me if you've heard this one...
    A grasshopper walks into a bar...

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited March 2017

    Thanks everyone for keeping the conversation going these past 5 years.

    In an era when old-school independent discussion boards are dying off in droves due to Giant Social Media Corporations, we're still here, and we're still kicking (and swimming).

    Some interesting new projects in the pipeline here at MSF, and you'll always hear it here first.

    AnthonyMcCarleydc_in_sfthelittlemerwookieDanSimonellicurlyKarl_KingeryIronMikeloneswimmerrosemarymintbluemermaid9and 14 others.
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited March 2018

    A slightly belated "happy anniversary" to our fellow Forum members - all 2,050 of you.

    6 years!

    Given that the Forum will never influence or benefit from a political election anywhere, ever, we (ahem) hope you will continue to find in this space a positive and intentionally topic-specific alternative to corporate social media.

    Thank you for being here!

    KarenTdpm50kejoycerosemarymintSwimmersuzthelittlemerwookiewendyv34phodgeszohocurlySoloand 9 others.
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    Thank you for this forum. I'm still in the sub ten mIle class of swimmers--much to learn! And this site offers a chance to do just that!

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    As part of a series of new developments in the MSF project, I'm happy to welcome @thelittlemerwookie to the Forum admin team.

    Thank you, Caroline!

  • Thanks, @evmo! I'm happy to be able to help out around here!

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