Category Archives: swimming

SWIMMING LESSONS

Life with Charley:You Can Go Home Againby Charles McKelvy Yes, you can go home again.Really!I base my claim on a recent realization I had while driving through the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago. I realized as I drove north along … Continue reading

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POOL OF LIGHT

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SEA DUTY

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EYE PIECE.10

EYE PIECE.10by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB May 25, 2021, Back in the swim at South Shore Health & Racquet Club It is two weeks to the day since my second cataract surgery, and I’m back in the swim. I last … Continue reading

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THE OL’ SWIMMIN’ HOLE

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EYE PIECE.8

EYE PIECE.8by Charles McKelvy, Obl. OSB May 9, 2021, wide-eyed at the South Shore Health & Racquet Club This is the first time I’ve been here since my first cataract surgery.That was on April 27, and I swam some quality, … Continue reading

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TROPHY CASE

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NO SWIMMING TODAY

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TROPHY CASE

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OPEN-WATER SWIMMING

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USS RESOLUTE

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!

I accomplished my birthday goal by swimming 70 lengths of the 25-yard pool at the South Shore Health & Racquet Club in Saint Joseph, Michigan on the morning of Christmas Eve, 2020. Originally, I was going to swim the distance … Continue reading

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A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE

GIFT TO SELFa Christmas storyby Charles McKelvy “So,” My said to Self, “what are you going to give me for Christmas this year?”“I don’t know,” Self said to My, “what did you have in mind?”“Well,” said My, “We did turn … Continue reading

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TRAVEL BY WATER

We are not meant to travel by water.We are land creatures, and, as such, we are designed to walk upright and gather our nourishment from the land.But we clearly evolved out of the water, because we are forever drawn to … Continue reading

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70 for 70

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