I have set a new goal, The triple crown of open water swimming. What is that you say? It is the completion of three long distance open water swims: the English channel, the Catalina channel, and the Manhattan island marathon swim.
English Channel, check.
Up next: Catalina Channel.
For those that don't know, the Catalina channel is the straight of water between Catalina island and San Pedro, or Long Beach, California, Just south of Los Angeles. The distance is about 20 miles. The water is a little warmer, and the currents and shipping traffic is significantly less. That said, it is still a 20 mile swim in the ocean with all sorts of difficulties. ...and plenty of sharks. There is no fun in being a sharky treat without sharks.
I am going to use this swim to raise money for a local charity called Our neighbor's table
If you are so inclined, you may donate to them http://firstgiving.org/fundraiser/sharkytreat/catalina-channel. All proceeds go directly to them. Thank you in advance!
Look for updates as we try to complete this swim, and the triple crown!