Author Archives: elizabethburke2014

We can’t help it

Let me start off by saying that I was extremely surprised at how much I enjoyed our open water swim. First I was expecting just to hang by the shore while the rest of the class swam to the buoy … Continue reading

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Westside Aquatic

My guess is that 12:00 on Thursday afternoon just before summer vacation isn’t exactly prime time for swimmers of Westside Aquatic. Upon entering the parking lot and driving around to the entrance, the whole place looked pretty empty. For the … Continue reading

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Diana Nyad

A video of Diana Nyad’s interview on the Ellen Show after completing the swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage and being the first to do it. I was very surprised to hear her call swimming boring! She … Continue reading

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A new kind of meditation

I think one thing that helped me with this meditative swim is my lack of swimming experience. While former high school swimmers share their experiences and how swimming feels, I don’t have much input because I have never been in … Continue reading

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Drink up!

Following my curiosities from Sherr’s brief mention about Indiana University’s study of the value of chocolate milk for swimmers, I found these two sources that I thought were interesting: a description of Stager’s research at IU and USA Swimming’s reasons … Continue reading

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Thanks, Transy

My first swimming lessons were at Transylvania University (Transy), a school in Lexington, Kentucky. At five or six years old, my mom signed me up, as well as my two brothers, to be taught by the coaches and team of … Continue reading

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