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Thirty Years As a Lifeguard

Yesterday, I was doing some reflecting and I realized that I have been an active lifeguard for 30 years.   I remember getting a phone call from Tuscarora Inn, informing me that if I was to acquire my lifeguard certification … Continue reading

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Training in the Off-season

At the end of the field hockey season, I encouraged my team to stay active throughout the year. There are some who play a sport in other seasons, and take the break between the sports and others who literally sit … Continue reading

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My field hockey team plays Nauset today…….

We play Nauset today…. For their homecoming…. It's our fourth game of the season. As I write this. I have butterflies in my stomach. Not as many as our first game and home opener, or as flurried as the week … Continue reading

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Summer is Wrapping Up……

Reflecting back, I wonder where summer went. Honestly. It was a great summer. Daily trips to the beach, work with a camp as their in-house lifeguard, swim lessons galore, and I was complaining about the sand in my shoes, shorts … Continue reading

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Fancy Little Water Toys……

Toys. Yes, I said it…..TOYS. The various floating devices that children are using to assist in swimming. It is classified as a TOY, unless it is certified as a tool by the United States Coast Guard as buoyancy equipment that … Continue reading

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Lightning Safety

Summer is now in full swing, with heat advisories and random thunderstorms. Lightning is a pretty cool event to observe, but it can also be pretty scary, especially if on or around the water. It is pretty simple what to … Continue reading

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Deep Water Fun!

Meet some of the ladies in my AquaFit classes at the Gleason Family YMCA, in Wareham, MA. This photo was taken Wednesday, after we took our floatations belts off and were stretching in the deep water with noodles. Needless to … Continue reading

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Is there a balance in Urban Cycling?

Guilty! Yes, I am….the print, entitled 'Urban Cycles' by Marcellus Hall, on the current issue of The New Yorker magazine, speaks volumes. I am guilty, as I teach inside. Many of my cyclists are indoor cyclists. My work, teaching indoor … Continue reading

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Reflection on the book: America’s Girl

    As I finished this book, I shed a tear in gratitude for a woman who broke barriers, because she wanted to do something. Gertrude Ederle was an amazing swimmer and woman. She was the first female to swim … Continue reading

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Long-Slow Distance is Just Wrong.

After reading the following article, as posted on Runner's World, I had to respond. The author, Roy Benson has some good thoughts, and ideas…. But I disagree with Long Slow Distance as a prescription for anything. Perhaps, it is I … Continue reading

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