Operation Rinse and Repeat

On October 11th 2011, I attended my very first Masters swim workout. Ever.

4 days later I hatched my new plan. And it began with this email:

Hi ______,

My name is Kim Chambers… I'm an avid open-water swimmer (no wetsuit:) ) and I would love to swim the ________ Could you give me an idea of the tide windows in 2012 and how to book?

Best,

Kim

A couple of emails later, and multiple stars aligning…  TA-DA!! My swim was booked. Aaaaand my training regiment for that swim, code name “Operation RINSE and REPEAT,” began...