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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Kate Greene Wins 2011 Adventure Swim Contest
In a difficult choice among 57 applicants from 9 countries, Kate was selected for her Kate Adventure Swim, an adventure that consists of many individual swims across America.
She plans to swim her way across the United States by doing a 1-3 mile open water swim in every American state between Tennessee and California.
Adventure comes naturally to an individual like Kate who is a successful science and technology journalist. A native from Kansas, Kate has written hundreds of articles about emerging technologies about computers, mobile devices, displays, communication networks and Internet start-ups.
She is an acknowledged technology trend-spotter and has obviously intelligently highlighted the growth area of adventure swimming in the open water swimming ecosystem.
The admittedly nerdy kid who studied chemistry in college and physics in graduate school wanted to learn to swim. She self-taught herself how to swim by watching every YouTube video on technique. Within months, she had completed a 1.5-mile Alcatraz swim in San Francisco Bay, Thoreau’s Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, a 1-mile crossing in the 48°F water Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, a 4.5-mile race course in the Tennessee River.
Her adventure swim is a cross-country swimming adventure from Nashville, Tennessee to San Francisco, California. She will do solo swims between 1-3 miles in in each state as she winds her way across the United States. She will start with Percy Priest Lake near Nashville and end in Aquatic Park in San Francisco Bay. She will do swims in the states of Alabama (Wheeler Lake), Mississippi (Sardis Lake), Arkansas (Beaver Lake), Missouri, Kansas (Clinton Lake and Kanopolis Lake]]), Colorado (Boulder Reservoir and Grand Lake), Utah (Great Salt Lake), Arizona (Lake Pleasant), and California (Salton Sea) and several other swims under planning.
"I’ll be researching in the coming months and asking friends and family for suggestions to flesh out the list. I plan to do the swims solo, but would welcome friends if they’re interested in joining me.
Because of [my recently] busy schedule, most of my training hours were swum in a pool. The monotony has taken its toll. For a couple of months now, I’ve been casting about for another open water adventure, something to motivate me to swim regularly again. The Adventure Swimming Contest is just what I needed to refocus. I’m ready to hit the open water again, in a big and inspired way."
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