Here is something very different.
Volunteering at Mystic Seaport has been wonderful, but as they say on television,
"But wait, there's more!"
This will be my thirteenth year as a volunteer helping raise money for cancer care for the Saint Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport Connecticut.
Every year swimmers raise money to help people with cancer in our area. From free breast exams to wigs for chemo patients to paying for transportation to treatment, the list goes on and on. They even helped with one family's mortgage!
So this Saturday is the
23rd Annual SWIM Marathon Across Long Island Sound
I have had the same basic team of relay swimmers for five years.
This is last years team with this years name in place.
Starting at Port Jefferson New York, the team swims 15 1/2 miles to Captain's Cove in Bridgeport.
Heading out to the start.
After the start, where it's real important to not run over a swimmer, the race settles to six or more hours of "Don't run over the swimmer!"
Our team is a relay team so each swimmer is in the water for twenty minutes. Between times in the water there isn't much to do except cheer on the current swimmer.
Almost to the finish line.