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June 2011 HIGHLIGHTS: Open Water Swimming in NYC

For those who are wondering why… Why swim in the open water in (and around) New York City? This post may help clear things up. June was a month filled with experiences I will not soon forget. Indeed, there was never a dull moment. Most notably, perhaps, is the way my New York changed from … Continue reading

Lake Minnewaska and the “Feeding Station”

My 10-mile swim in July (Kingdom Swim) will be in a lake—Lake Memphremagog, that is— so it occurred to me at some point that it would be important to spend some time training in a lake. So much open water swimming out at Coney Island and Brighton Beach could really give a swimmer a false … Continue reading

May 2011: OPEN WATER SWIM season begins in New York!

This post includes all May open water swims. They are: Jackrabbit Jerseyman Iron swim, beginning of the season with the CIBBOWS, NYC Swim season opener: Great Hudson River Swim, and more CIBBOWS swims. Jackrabbit Jerseyman Iron Swim (race) Date: Saturday, May 7th, 2011 (The day before my 31st birthday!) Location: Clinton, New Jersey Water: Spruce … Continue reading

Darkness and Light: a 6-hour swim attempt (Malta post 3 of 3)

This is a post about attempting a six-hour swim in 15°C Mediterranean waters. Much of the post takes place inside my head. The first two paragraphs are repeated from the end of the last post, Systematic Breakdown of Body, Mind, and Limits (Malta post 2 of 3) DAY THREE Tuesday was the only day for … Continue reading

Saturday Long Swims

Saturdays have been our long swim days since Louise and Laura and I started training together at the beginning of March, first at the Berkeley Carroll pool, and then at the Dodge YMCA in downtown Brooklyn. We started with a three mile Saturday (4950 yards), quickly moved to four mile Saturdays (6600 yards), and then … Continue reading

How everything fell into place: a Race, a Plan, and 2 Partners

I signed up for SwimTrek’s open water training trip in Gozo back in November because it looked like a fun challenge. Swim every day for a week in a beautiful location? I’m in. Swim six hours straight on one of those days? Why not?! At that point, I still planned to complete a season of … Continue reading

About Me

Caitlin Rosen I learned to swim as a wee one from my dad, who didn't really swim himself, but was tall enough and encouraging enough to send me back and forth to the side of a pool. There were also the terrifyingly wonderful trips on his shoulders out into crashing ocean surf, which instilled in me a fear and respect for the rising and falling, tempestuous beast, on whom he repeatedly admonished us kids to never, ever turn our backs. Read more...

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