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2013 Season Recap

Tis the season for recapping the main happenings of 2013.  It was an incredible year full of triumph and tribulations.  As I remember back on all of my progress in 2013, I am hopeful for an even better 2014.  Enjoy! January: After taking four months off of full-time training to recover from injury sustained in […]

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Maraton Hernandarias-Parana Race Report: Welcome to the Circuit

Last week I packed my bags and headed to Argentina expecting to compete in an 88km river race. What I experienced was anything but what I expected. The Maraton Hernandarias-Parana is one of the most famous marathon swims in the world. The race starts in the village of Hernandarias and continues down the Parana River, […]

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Maratón Hernandarias-Paraná

I am excited to announce that I have been accepted into the Maratón Hernandarias-Paraná, a professional marathon swim race on the FINA Open Water Grand Prix Circuit. An 88km swim down the Rio de Plata in Argentina (up river from Buenos Aires), it is billed as the longest swim marathon in the world. It is […]

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Swim Around Charleston: The Report

Last weekend I had the pleasure of competing in the first ever Swim Around Charleston. A 12-mile swim from Remley’s Point down the Cooper River and up the Ashley River ending at the 526 Bridge. It was an interesting swim in a great location, and I’m looking forward to going back again someday! My week […]

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Hello Charleston!

Yesterday I flew to Charleston, South Carolina to compete in the 1st ever Swim Around Charleston. I first heard about the Swim Around Charleston a few months ago and was intrigued. It’s a 12 mile swim around peninsular Charleston, swimming clockwise along the shore line, at some points as close as 30-50 feet from shore. […]

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Slam the Dam: Viva Las Vegas!

On Saturday I competed in the Second Annual Slam the Dam Open Water Swim, held in Lake Mead, Nevada. Located about 30 minutes from the Las Vegas strip and home to the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is a picturesque setting for an 8k point-to-point swim starting at Sunset View and ending at Boulder Beach, and […]

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Las Vegas Here I Come!

Thanks to Kara Robertson and Slam the Dam, I’m gearing up for a fun day of racing  in October. I first met Kara in person last year at the Global Open Water Conference, and have been really impressed with the work that she and others are doing over at Swim Las Vegas. Swim Las Vegas […]

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Dwight Crum Pier to Pier Swim

On Sunday I had the pleasure in competing in the Dwight Crum Pier to Pier race from Hermosa Pier to Manhattan Pier. Although I don’t generally compete in such short events, it is a very popular local event ( I was swimmer 1047 meaning that there were OVER 1,000 people swimming!) and I was itching […]

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Mallory Accepts Head Coaching Position

Mallory recently accepted a position as Head Coach for the Culver City Swim Club (CCSC).  CCSC, located in Culver City, California, is a novice swim team sponsored by Southern California Aquatics (SCAQ) for children ages four and up. CCSC offers an affordable and flexible children’s swim program that serves both recreational and competitive swimmers. We […]

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An Open Letter to Illinois Swimming

To Whom It May Concern, I am writing you in regards to Illinois Swimming’s decision not to sanction open water events for the 2011 season. As an avid open water swimmer and the race director of an open water charity swim, I am fully aware of the unique safety considerations for an open water swim, […]

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