1.02.2015

2015 Goals

It's a new year and time to start thinking about what I want to accomplish in my swimming life this year. Here are some things on my list to do:

Complete the Utah Triple Crown
I've done all three of the Utah Triple Crown swims in the past, just not all in one year. In order to get the Utah Triple Crown award, all three must we done in one year. The plan is to swim Bear Lake the day before the Bear Lake Monster Swim with Chad. I haven't decided if I am going to try to swim GSL as part of the race, or on my own. I've even been thinking about going from Black Rock to Antelope instead of the other way around. I'll shoot for the 10-mile Deer Creek swim on the day of the race.

Dam 2 Dam
I had a blast at the Dam 2 Dam swim last year. I'm planning on swimming it again and hopefully finishing with a better time. I'd also like to get a bigger group from Utah to make the trip and swim.

Double-width Bear Lake Crossing
I'd like to earn my Monster Hunter patch and certificate from the Bear Lake Swimming Association. Chad is going to do a double-width swim the day before the Bear Lake Monster Swim and I'd like to try to do it the same day.

Official Meet Time for all USMS Short Course Events
I'd really like to get an official meet time for all USMS short course pool events. For those who are wondering that includes: 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back, 50 fly, 100 fly, 200 fly (ouch), 100IM, 200IM and 400 IM (ouch again).

Complete all 5 USMS ePostals
This was on my list for last year, and I just didn't get it done. I did do the 1-hour and 5K last year. It can be tough to find someone willing to sit and record your splits for up to 3 hours (10K ePostal). I'd like to make these postal swims a more social experience and get a bunch of SLOW swimmers together on the same day to do them.

On top of these things, I'd also like to get more involved in coaching (pool and open water) and continue to try to get more people to try open water.

What goals are on your list for 2015?

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