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The Swim – Neptune strikes Dang Him

June 30, 2009

Just got this from the boat:

The sea and her emotions were a little to much for her today and she called it after 12 hours. No doublr today, maybe another time.


I wish I could have sent her some of the calm weather currently hovering over london, but still magnificent swim by Ms Macy and I’m pretty sure that I’m correct in saying all her family and friends are as proud of her and her accomplisment as I am.

next time I will employee the voodoo dolls for calm weather!

Note: We had to repost this entry, as we think it was accidentally deleted.  Below are most of the comments from the original posting (sorry if I never got to see yours if you posted):

Pat Brown

YOU ARE THE BEST—can you hear me, YOU ARE THE BEST. So proud of you, Michelle Love you bunches

Ken McCarthy:

Great job! Very proud of you!

Dan McGatha:

Michelle, WAY TO GO!!! We are so proud of you. Stick with it. You will persevere. From all of us at the Lance Pool.

Tim Waud:

You are amazing! All my best.


Great Job!!! We love ya!! You are Princess and a crown jewel!!! (see Jeff for explanation)You will always be my HERO, just like Bette Midler!! 🙂 Love ya, Mustang Sal and AnitaPS Cheezits are GOOOOOODDDD.

Cara Gosse:

Michelle, we are all SO incredibly proud of you!! What a terrific accomplishment–swimming the English Channel not once, but twice!! Your Mom is extremely proud of you today–she helped you all the way to that shore, feeling strong and confident, just like her. Now, rest and relax, you deserve it!! We love you.

Kristy Edds:

awesome job michelle…the sea will be better to you next time…you did your job and you swam your heart out. sending love and warmth…warm up and enjoy the rest of your time in England… katie – give michelle a hug for all of us. crew and guides…thank you for taking care of our michelle…you guys are awesome!

Patrick Newsom:

Great job Michelle! In awe over here.

Anne Cleveland:

Michelle,I know it takes a lot of mental toughness to do “the Turnaround” – especially in gnarly conditions!You are a STAR!!!!!xoxoAnne

Dan Schwarz:

Awesome job Michelle. We are proud of you!

Jennifer E:

Phenomenal swimming! Michelle you are amazing!!

Alyssa and Pat:

Michelle,–WAY TO GO, YOU ROCK!!!!-WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU Alyssa and Pat

Kirk Walton:

Absolutely amazing Michelle — I am so incredibly proud of you — WAY TO GO!!

Josh P:

I know you were hoping for more but alas life is what happens while we’re busy making other plans, right? Enjoy your accomplishment, know that we are all incredibly proud of you and in awe of your training, your hard work, and your determination, and enjoy the rest of your time across the pond — remember to have fun, relax, take it all in and have a safe journey home when you come back to see us!


I am in awe of what you have done today. it Truely an out of this world mental and physical accomplishment! We are all so proud.

Don and Cathy Schwarz:

Michelle,Congratulation, we are proud of you!

Willow Macy:

NICE!! Michelle, amazing! i tried coming up with a grammatically correct use of swimmingly that sounded funny, but that didn’t really work. so YOU DID AWESOME! will have to do.


CONGRATULATIONS GIRL! We are right there with you, and so so so proud of you! Brave, strong, focused, collected, ambitious, all these attributes are YOU! What an accomplishment = we are in awe – again – of you! Love,Meg

David Livengood:

Outstanding Michelle! I was tracking your amazing swim – well, when I wasn’t in the water training. 🙂 You have another great swim to add to the record books! Kudos!! Lookin’ towards hearing the stories and celebrating when you return!

Angie Miller:

Hello Michelle… I’m not even sure if you remember me, but we went to St. Ben’s together. I saw Courtney Remes this last weekend and we chatted about your, then, upcoming swim.  You are an inspiration and I congratulate you for such a great accomplishment. Looking forward to reading more on your blog.  Best to you and Congrats!


What an accomplishment!! So few can claim an EC crossing 1 time, let alone 2. You are definitley a shining star and an inspiration. I look forward to congratulating you in person once you are home. Now rest up & enjoy your time there since you got done so early in the tide!!!



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