I just received an email from Lance Oram, the captain of my pilot boat - he says that I have satisfied all the requirements of the Channel Swimming and Piloting Federation and am "ready to go." Good, because I feel ready. Just 16 days until we head off to England and 19 days until I could potentially swim. I am looking forward to it.
This past weekend I took a break from distance swimming and participated in the Maine Sport Triathlon in Camden, Maine. I did the swim portion. My team consisted of my cousin Bjorn (super fast runner) and Bill, a friend of Bjorn's (super fast biker). Our team came in first!