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  • So it happened! I swam the English Channel!

    It's been over 3 months since I clumsily walked onto the shores of France after swimming for 14 hours 19 minutes. Not a day has gone by without thinking about it, and I still can't believe it happened!

    There's so much I want to say about it all. I've been writing a lot about the swim, my training, the entire thing. I have so many stories to tell, so many thoughts to share, and so many thank yous to say. It's hard to gather all my thoughts, so I apologize for not sharing sooner. It's just a lot to take it. But, I am gonna get started. I want to tell it all, so it might take some time.

    So, let's start with saying it again.

    Holy crap! I swam the English Channel!

  • England! Here we come!!

    Joe and I fly out tomorrow evening! I can't believe it's finally here! This time Saturday, we will be in Dover! My dad and Krista will join us next week! England here we come! Next stop, France!

    I will be posting lots of info soon...including how to track my swim, as well as my thoughts up to this point. I've been crazy busy the last few weeks with training, swim team, and packing...and unpacking, and packing again! But, I am ready. Nervous and scared, but excited. I really do feel very ready.

    Let's do this.

  • Swim Katie T-SHIRTS!!

    T-SHIRTS! Support Katie Pumphrey's English Channel Swim!

    Katie Pumphrey is attempting a solo crossing of the English Channel in August! Support her swim! Buy a supporter t-shirt! 

    All funds raised will go to Katie Pumphrey, the organizer, for Katie's English Channel Swim.
    Anvil Jersey T-shirt
    $ 20 Unisex - Caribbean Blue

    http://www.booster.com/katieswim

  • Flights are booked!

    All flights are booked! Joe and I fly out July 31st, arrive in Dover on August 1st- my Dad, arrives August 5th, Krista August 6th! Woohoo!! And then...I swim August 8th or 9th! YIKES!

    My excitement is definitely building! (Which is a nice feeling compared to nervousness, fear, and anxiety!) A lot of work, energy, money, and time has gone into all of this. I can't believe it is so close. I really couldn't have done any of this without the amazing people in my life. ENGLAND HERE WE COME!

  • About Living

    It was an honor to be a part of this. 
    We had a blast filming and I love the result. Absolutely beautiful. Check out Tim Corbin's short documentary, About Living, and be sure to vote for it in the short film contest. It's really great. Watch the behind the scenes as well. Congrats and well done Tim!

    http://www.rode.com/myrodereel/watch/entry/492