40 Pools

Celebrating a Big Birthday with 40 Swims

Swimming My Age

Swimmer Magazine Fourth of July group photo at Riverbank

Look, kids, we made Swimmer! This picture from our early morning Fourth of July swim at Riverbank’s outdoor pool accompanies an article about age-related swim quests in the January-February issue of the USMS magazine. The other main subject is a gentleman who set out to swim in all 50 states as he approached 50. Hmmmm. . .

I like the title of the article, “Swim Your Age,” and think it works especially well with this picture showing friends ages 26 to 50 all doing the age-appropriate activity of swimming on the nation’s birthday.

My only quibble with the piece is that it got my age wrong! At the time it was written in the late fall, I was up to 53 pools and still just 40 years young, but it says I’m 41. That was a bit of a shock to read when it came in the mail, a few days before I marked that milestone.

Read the full article here.

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