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Triple Crown of Swimming - Let's Go to England!

Organized by: Melissa Kegler

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Successful swim, fundraising complete!
September 09, 2017

Thanks so much for all of your support and well wishes.  I am proud to announce the successful completion of my English Channel crossing, clearing See More

EVENT DATE Aug 15, 2017

THE STORY:

Thank you all for wanting to be a part of our journey to England in 2017, in attempt to achieve the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming! I say “our journey” because as every marathon swimmer knows, it takes a family of dedicated, passionate people to complete any swim. This is a journey that is ours and with your donation we will be one step closer.

Love of Water: For those of you who know me, I love the water. It is where I am my happiest, it is where I find peace, it is where I find strength in my abilities, and where I find harmony and respect for Mother Nature. I find joy in sharing my passion of the water with others, have helped many of my friends and teammates find peace with the water, have inspired and been inspired by others to continue swimming.

I’ve always considered myself to have an above average respect for the water, its power, and strength. I’ve worked hard all my life to achieve my goals. I’ve had to do the training, sacrifice, build a network of friends and teammates to train with, put in the time, and dedicate myself to the water. Through coaching for Vo2 Multisport, training at Build Performance Center, being a part of the Notorious Alki Swimmer family, and growing awareness for open water swimming through membership with NOWSA (Northwest Open Water Swimming Association), I am able to give back to all of those who have helped me along the way.

The Goal: To complete the prestigious Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming which consists of the following three recognized marathon swims:

1. Completed September 2016! The Catalina Channel: 20.2 miles (33 km) across the Catalina Channel in Southern California

2. Scheduled August 2017, The English Channel: 21 miles (33.7 km) across the English Channel between England and France

3. Planned 2018, 20 Bridges: 28.5 miles (45.8 km) around the Manhattan Island in New York

Your Donation, Our Dream: Most of, if not all of you, have had a direct impact on my recent success at Catalina and have asked where you can donate to be a part of our journey to England. Your donation will help cover expenses for the English Channel in 2017 (boat, crew, travel, lodging, supplies, etc). A percentage of all monetary contributions will be donated to The Zoo Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit fundraising organization whose purpose is to lend financial, volunteer and community support to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in order to promote responsible stewardship of earth’s limited resources through education, conservation, research, preservation and recreational opportunities throughout the Pacific NW, the Pacific Rim and beyond.  I am proud to support a local organization equally passionate about animal conservation and wellness.

Individual/Business Sponsorships: All donations welcome.  Individual and corporate sponsorships are also available for your name and/or company logo to be included on my swim blog, In the Blue at melissakegler.com as well as placed on Swimmer/Supporter/Crew apparel.  Sponsors, please contact me for additional information through my blog at melissakegler.com.  Individual/Business Sponsorships retroactive available to take into account donations previously submitted.

Thank you so much and I look forward to achieving our dream together!

$7,132

 

59% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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  • The Makofsky's

    $100

  • Alison Peterson

    $25

  • Erika Norris

    $50

  • Maria Carantit and Mike Simmons

    $50

  • Randy Perkins

    $100

  • Stan Hopkins

    $100

  • VO2 Teammate

    $75

  • Melinda Burdo

    $25

  • Ed Bullock

    $100

  • Joel Lenox

    $25

  • The Gilchrest Family

    $100

  • Streams Family

    $100

  • Mara&James

    $50

  • Robin

    $50

  • Kirsten Purdy

    $50

  • Heidi

    $200

  • Chris & Juliane Parsons

    $50

  • Jerome Leslie

    $25

  • Eduardo Laureano

    $100

  • Larry McDonough VO2 Multisport

    $250

  • Carol Schiller

     

  • Al Miller

    $75

  • Aziel

    $50

  • Clint Patterson

    $100

  • Michelle Garred

    $100

  • Ofer Levy

    $75

  • The Larson Family

    $100

  • John & Cindy Morgan

    $50

  • Chris and Jeff Crombie

    $100

  • Steve roberts

    $20

  • Navin Singh

    $50

  • Tom & Helen

    $100

  • Amanda Winans

    $25

  • Betty and Aeron

    $100

  • Deanna Meyer

    $100

  • Sergio Clemente

    $50

  • The ISDRIVE Family

    $100

  • Gustavo Santos

    $50

  • Alison Smith

    $100

  • TANNA DERUYTER

    $25

  • Yannick

    $100

  • Samena Club

    $100

  • Susan Curran

    $25

  • Hari

    $100

  • Dan Goff

    $100

  • Lee Ann Kinkade-Herman

    $50

  • Ray Makela

    $100

  • Marne Sall

    $50

  • Stephen & Terri Thomas

    $200

  • Matti

    $182.80

  • Betty & Mark

     

  • Jeannie Gilbert

    $40

  • Build Performance Center

    $65

  • Sabina

    $50

  • Elizabeth Harrison

    $30

  • April

    $50

  • Mom and Dad and Amanda

     

  • Jessica Erickson

    $40

  • Larry McDonough

    $250

  • Karen Robinson

    $50

  • Stephen Sznajder

    $50

  • Aziel

    $25

  • Carrie Lippy

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bob Bakh

    $100

  • Stacy wingard

     

  • Lilia

     

  • Michelle

    $100

  • Coach Bill Copland

    $300

  • Bob and Sue Every

    $25

  • Doreen Greene

     

  • Heidi

    $100

  • Robin White

    $100

  • Dave Brown

     

  • Steve roberts

    $25

  • Kyla Garrison

    $25

  • Steven Sakadales EC 2002

     

  • Doug

    $50

  • Navin Singh

     

  • Matt

    $100

  • Katie Leland

    $200

  • Kathryn Soldano

    $500

  • Quinn family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dave & Val Garrison

     

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Donor Comments

Dave & Val Garrison

Dave & Val Garrison

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Quinn family

Quinn family

DONATION: $50

To one heck of a lady. 2 months ago

Kathryn Soldano

Kathryn Soldano

DONATION: $500

To my Rockstar!!! 2 months ago

Katie Leland

Katie Leland

DONATION: $200

3 months ago

Matt

Matt

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Navin Singh

Navin Singh

Go get it Melissa!! 3 months ago

Doug

Doug

DONATION: $50

Dover to Calais 3 months ago

Steven Sakadales EC 2002

Steven Sakadales EC 2002

In support of a fellow adventurer 3 months ago

Kyla Garrison

Kyla Garrison

DONATION: $25

Go Melissa Go! 3 months ago

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