Monday, November 13, 2017
Video credit: Jean Murdoch-Gallant
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Two hours before the dinner, my son and I went to the Dover Museum to watch a documentary film on swimming legend Mercedes Gleitze. It was a wonderful 45 minute movie of her prolific swim career. It was a great honor to meet Mercedes' beautiful family. I brought my favorite book on marathon swimming, "Wind, Waves, and Sunburn" for them to autograph. I was unaware that I was to be the first recipient of the Mercedes Glietze Trophy presented later that evening. Receiving the prestigious Mercedes Gleitze Trophy and O'Clee Trophy was the highlight of my swim career. I raised these distinguished trophies in memory of my brothers Robbie and Johnny. A special heartfelt thank you to the CSA, Mercedes' family, my family and friends, and Viking Princess boat crew.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
I want to thank my son Tom for his encouraging words many years ago to swim the Peaks to Portland in memory of my brother Robbie. I raised both trophies in recognition of my brother Robbie and Johnny. Many thanks to my husband for his unending love and support. Thank you to my daughter for her endless positive words. A special thank you to my former crew for always being very supportive.