OC Open Water Swims

After starting an Orange County open water swimming “meet up” group in 2009 after my return from the Middle East, I was seldom able to participate due to travel demands.  But from that small beginning of a few dedicated swimming friends, the group has expanded to over 100.  Now many of the groups’ members have become very accomplished distance swimmers- conquering swims from California to Africa.  If you are interested in swimming in the ocean with experienced pros who are the friendliest and most helpful people you will ever meet…join the group:

2012 Update

In 2012, work related travel continued to take a toll on a predictable, local, training regiment.  Luckily my client made its world class on-site facilities available.  Lunch hour swims, weight lifting, and treadmills were all on the agenda, albeit very sporadically.  I even tried my first yoga workout at the urging of a colleague and found it quite interesting.  (Thanks Andrew!)  I look to be staying local for the immediate future and, schedule permitting, Irvine Novaquatics, Soka University track, Aliso and Wood Canyon Mountain Biking, and Laguna Beach Open Water Swimming workouts will be regular activities once again.