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Swimming the English Channel

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My Qualifier Swim: "Become Friends with the Cold"
June 07, 2016

I've been sweating this day for a long time now.   To be eligible to swim the English Channel (either in a relay or solo) one will need to complete  See more

BENEFITING: Navy SEAL Foundation

EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2016

Kate Curtis

THE STORY:

Hello! My name is Kate, and I'm an open water swimmer. In August 2016 I will be swimming the English Channel on a 5-person relay team with my coach Trent Grimsey.  Trent set the English Channel World Record in 2012 for the fastest swim at 6 hours, 55 minutes. 

This is, by far, the toughest open water challenge I have undertaken to date.  I train in the Pacific Northwest, in Puget Sound and Lake Washington.  Sometimes my swims are peaceful and meditative. However, other times I find myself battling wind, rain & ocean swells, enduring the numbing stinging on my face of the chop, and add to that various jellyfish and other acquatic life.  

It really is a thrill, and that's why I do it.  But sometimes when it's tough, my body feels like giving up.  These are the times I use the power of the mind, and I visualize myself as a Navy SEAL.  This technique has really helped me keep going.  I have found that imagery is an extremely powerful tool, and with the visual of the commitment and will of a Navy SEAL, I am able to power through and achieve what my body doubts and it's a glorious feeling!

It seems only fitting that I give back to the Navy SEALs who have (unknowingly) helped me on so many occasions!

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$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Richard Medoff

     

  • Bill Elvin, LT US Army WW II

    $50

  • Aaron & Virgie

    $25

  • Dana and Jill Moore

    $50

  • Dean Gass

    $100

  • Jim Lorenz

    $100

  • Ann Devine

    $50

  • Brenda Barnes and Barry Shuman

    $100

  • Matthew and Michael

    $75

  • Connie Standish

    $50

  • Trina Horner

    $250

  • Dana Moore

    $25

  • Prince Albert Pub, Dover

    $25

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20% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Prince Albert Pub, Dover

Prince Albert Pub, Dover

DONATION: $25

Good Times! 2 years ago

Dana Moore

Dana Moore

DONATION: $25

You are inspirational Kate and I love who you are raising this ,money for! 2 years ago

Trina Horner

Trina Horner

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Connie Standish

Connie Standish

DONATION: $50

Swim tough, Kate. It's all you! 2 years ago

Matthew and Michael

Matthew and Michael

DONATION: $75

Bloody cold water! 2 years ago

Brenda Barnes and Barry Shuman

Brenda Barnes and Barry Shuman

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ann Devine

Ann Devine

DONATION: $50

All the best for the swim Kate. It's a great cause! 2 years ago

Jim Lorenz

Jim Lorenz

DONATION: $100

EILEEN M Lorenz 2 years ago

Dean Gass

Dean Gass

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Dana and Jill Moore

Dana and Jill Moore

DONATION: $50

2 years ago