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The Swim – 10 Hours

June 30, 2009

Latest update:

Hit the 10 hr mark and we can see the shore through the fog.  It is still 1.5 miles but at least visible.  We got caught in a pretty strong cross current but MM powered through, and in her words ‘felt like she was swimming in circles’.

We have 1 boat beside us we think with a solo and 3 behing, 2 relays and not sure on the third.  Looks like th fog has not stopped anyone yet:)


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19 Responses to “The Swim – 10 Hours”

  1. Kristy says:

    shore, sweet, shore….you’ll see it soon michelle…KICK 😉

  2. Kirk Walton says:

    Awesome job — almost there Michelle! You are a true superstar — keep powering through!!

  3. Dan Schwarz says:

    The boys are up here and they wanted to send their wishes:

    Alex – Good luck getting through the fog.
    Jacob – Keep paddling through the fog.
    Matthew – I love you.

    You can do it!

  4. Alex Evenson says:

    Go Michelle! Great job!

    This is like the Champs Elysses in the Tour, except those guys have wheels and the luxury of coasting… what a bunch of lightweights.

  5. Heather says:

    A song for you…..”Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming…..” Can you tell we watch finding Nemo a lot?! Good luck! Keep it going! The Johnson’s

  6. pl says:

    This message is for the moderator, not Michelle.

    Can you re-post the links for following the boat? They used to be on the home page but now the home page is the trail of reports about the swim today.


  7. Pat Brown says:

    GO MICHELLE—power through!!!

  8. Marisa says:

    We were all swimming with you at practice this morning. Keep pulling!

  9. Tricia says:

    Keep up the great work M! We’re pulling for you here in MN!!!

  10. Ken McCarthy says:

    Don’t be such a cheapskate Macy… Just pay for a ferry ticket.

    You rock!
    Ken McCarthy

  11. Joni says:

    Hey Michelle – remember as in Nemo , just keep swimming! You have almost made it, what’s a few more strokes!! As for feeling like going in circles, here’s a quote

    There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. ”
    Franklin D Roosevelt

    so you are still going forward, just maybe not a perfectly staight line. Rooting for you here in Salem!

  12. Pat Macy says:

    We told Sophie and Sam that Michelle was swimming and got the following….

    sammy smiled and said “GO DOGGY!”… don’t know how he could remember that but he laughed when he said it.

    Sophie asked how far is michelle swimming… and we told her from our house to Grampa Macy’s her eyes got big and then smiled and stated “She can do that b/c she is really strong and a good swimmer!”

    Michelle never forget you are stronger than me and you will be stronger than you think you can be. You can do this there is no doubt in my mind.

    I’m thinking about you and I’m sitting on the boat watching… Know I’m there pulling with each of your strokes….

  13. Jim Burmaster says:

    Way to go Michelle! We were rooting you on in Pilates this morning. Not far to go now.

  14. Anita says:


  15. Dave says:

    Keep it up! In no time you get to work those currents to your advantage!

  16. Courtney says:

    You’re doing great!! The end is in sight. You’ve got it!!

    xo, C

  17. Melissa Mignano says:


    Since you keep getting turned around, I thought you might like this joke.

    Q. In which direction does a chicken swim?

    A. Cluck-wise!

    Power through to the shore!

  18. Woody says:

    Way to go Michelle, soon you’ll have sand between your toes!

  19. Karin says:

    This is very exciting! Thinking about you in Minnesota and I know you’ll make it! Swim, Michelle, Swim! May the currents be with you.

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