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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Out Of The Wood, Into The Open Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Martha Wood, after spending years in pools as a NCAA Division I athlete, took time (a few decades) to develop her business in her native Massachusetts.

But like many former swimmers and water polo players, the open water swimming bug bit her in her second half of life. "When the idea of open water swimming was introduced to me years ago, I thought it was nuts. Now, I often train in the Atlantic Ocean as well as the pool."

Wood has accepted the challenge of participating in Save The Bay, the 39th Swim for Narragansett Bay on July 11th.

"I wanted to help support a great cause and was able to exceed my fund-raising goal. I know we’ll make a real difference. The Save the Bay swim is a personal favorite. It is a joy to be training in a warmer ocean after a long hard winter."

With the Jim Doty Memorial Mile Swim under her cap this season, she is heading off to do the Save the Bay, 6-mile Kingdom Swim, 3-mile Misery Challenge, and the 8-mile Boston Light Swim through the Harbor Islands. For more information on Save the Bay, visit here.

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