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BVI March 2014

When it feels most like home.

When it feels most like home.

Cue mandatory SwimVacation Rainbow. Good morning Norman! We were all a little slow out of our racks this morning after the evening’s raucousness. But what’s the rush? We’re still on vacation, even though it’s the last day. Our swim on…

Swim, eat, swim, dance, swim.

Swim, eat, swim, dance, swim.

Thursday March 27 Life in a crew cabin: Bare feet in Caribbean morning air. Great way to wake up. My fellow guides Simon and Alina are the greatest. The first thing I heard this morning through my open hatch was…

Present.

Present.

Open water swimming requires presence. Conditions change in a fluid medium. Flux is the rule. It’s important to stay flexible, stay in the moment. Say yes to what is right now. The first thing I said Yes to today was…

Moon Pools and Guest Contributers

Moon Pools and Guest Contributers

Kendra, Heather, Carter and Simon in the Moon Pool at Mountain Point. 5:00 am. Eyes snap open. The eggs. I forgot about the eggs. Our amazing chef Rebecca had boiled up some eggs at the request of one of our…

Monday: Long and Lovely, Lollygagging

Monday: Long and Lovely, Lollygagging

Bunch of lollygaggers. I officially name this group of SwimVacationers “Capeable-of-Great-Speeds-but-Lollygagging-Around-because-of-Great-Beauty-in-Great-Harbour”   More on that in a minute. But first, a find in the belly of Promenade, in the strata of detritus of charters past. This morning Chad handed me…

Welcome Friends!

Welcome Friends!

Noon today found us pool side at Village Cay Marina Hotel. A lovely long table in the shade. Slowly they gathered – our guests for this week’s SwimVacation. Nancy and Tom are SwimVacation alums – Nancy has been to the…

De-Icing and Home away from Home

De-Icing and Home away from Home

  De-icing in Maine. I won’t lie. This winter has nearly killed me. I love my home in Maine, but too many times this year I have cried Uncle. Leaving my family is always very hard. But I think if…

The coolest gear – packing for BVI March 2014

The coolest gear – packing for BVI March 2014

You wouldn’t think a company that provides swimming vacations would have much stuff. We don’t, really. But the stuff we have is super cool. Like waterproof flashing lights that attach to goggle straps for night swims. Sunblock with sea-lice repellent…