Tag Archives: swimming

Swimming 1 mile for the first time ever

Does it count if I did it sidestroke? I know, I know.  I should be using the YMCA 8-week triathlon to work on my freestyle stroke in the event I get around to doing a triathlon this year. But I … Continue reading

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Gearing up for 8-week YMCA ‘triathlon’

Over the weekend the kids and I signed up for the local YMCA’s Busy Man Triathlon 2015, which requires you to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles over an eight-week period ending April 26. I committed … Continue reading

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The Nobleman Triathlon: View from the sidelines

This is the second weekend in a row I’ve spent on the sidelines of a race: the Nobleman Triathlon at Chain o’Lakes state park near Albion, Ind. In all honesty, I would’ve had a tough time with this race, even … Continue reading

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A control freak learns to go with the flow (sort of)

About a million years ago, my husband and I both lived in cheap crappy apartments in the historic West Central neighborhood in Fort Wayne, a couple of blocks from the newspaper building where we’ve both worked (in my case, on … Continue reading

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Cool pool a fitness multi-tasker’s dream

You gotta love it when your kids’ new favorite place to swim just happens to be your favorite place to work out. The girls already loved going to the Jorgensen YMCA because it’s got so many kid-friendly options, including a … Continue reading

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The pool terrorist

FIRST  she wins the family NCAA tournament pool, THEN she sabotages Traci and I’s first  swim workout in weeks. My niece Kyla was quite the pool terrorist this week, and she still hasn’t even hit her terrible twos! My sister … Continue reading

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A run that makes us think about swimming

So it turns out the state park was closed for a deer hunt, and we didn’t have as much time as we hoped anyway, so Traci and I settled for a 4-miler yesterday. The good news: Her knee wasn’t bothering … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: My teacher, the triathlete

By Colleen, age 10 Did you know that my teacher is a triathlete? Isn’t that cool? I decided to ask her some questions to find out more about her races. Her name is Flo Smith, and she teaches 5th grade … Continue reading

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Iron Kid Triathlon 2013

By Colleen OK, so you are probably wondering why I am writing on a Tuesday. Well, the Iron Kid Triathlon was Saturday.  That’s a triathlon for kids. You start out swimming 50 meters in the Wells Community Pool, then you … Continue reading

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The Hummer Mile open-water swim

On Saturday my niece Madison participated in the Glenn S. Hummer Huntington Mile, an open-water swimming event held at Clare Lake in Huntington, Ind. The 1-mile swim was a down-and-back course with two lanes along a cable that required two … Continue reading

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