Big swim day for the 4 of us. Emily and I swam 9.5km in Sitges (house – Aiguadolç – Sausalito – church – Terramar) with our good friend Alberto Compte, who crossed the strait of Gibraltar last summer. Visibility was… Read More ›
Jellyfish Galore on a 6.5k
Today we had to do a longer distance in the open water so Emily drove down to Sitges and met Mauricio and me for an early morning swim. It was warm and sunny and the water was as flat as… Read More ›
7km training Sitges
Lunch after a 7.15km group swim in Sitges. Included in this picture are three swimmers who recently crossed the Strait of Gibraltar: David Baulenas (1st from left), Alberto Compte (first from right), Jordi Cañellas (next to Alberto).
The conditions made this crossing particularly challenging and it added a good 25% of the time normally required for this distance. This was Emily’s first Open Water race. The short distance and the added difficulties imposed by the current and… Read More ›