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Sunday, August 28, 2016

10,000 Consecutive Days - 27 Years Of Swimming

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Imagine swimming every single day for over 27 years.

That is exactly what swimmer, coach, author and sports psychologist Dr. Keith Bell has done over the past three decades.

At 8:00 am on September 3rd, the 68-year-old from Austin, Texas will swim 10,000 yards to commemorate his 10,000th consecutive day of swimming.

The goal of his September 3rd swim is to raise at least US$10,000 to fund swimming lessons for those who otherwise wouldn’t learn to swim.

"Whether swimming competitively, recreationally, for fitness, or just playing or relaxing in or around the water; knowing how to swim, in addition to saving lives, can provide unparalleled health and fitness benefits and a lifetime of pure, unmitigated joy," explains his wife and 3-time Olympic gold medalist Sandy Neilson-Bell.

City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler has proclaimed September 3rd as the Keith Bell’s Celebrate Swimming Day. Dr. Bell invites swimmers everywhere to join him. "Celebrate this great sport and pastime of swimming by helping fund swimming lessons for those less fortunate.

To support children and adults who, without your help, could not afford swim lessons; go to the Celebrate Swimming Campaign or donate to the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash campaign, or other learn-to-swim charities. 100% of all donations to the Celebrate Swimming Campaign will go to fund swimming lessons

For more information, visit the Celebrate Swimming Campaign here or contact Neilson-Bell at sneilz@me.com.

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