My name is Rich Greene. I'm the author of Going the Distance: 21 Tips to Survive a 12.5-Mile Swim Around Key West. I'm a triathlete, and my favorite of the three sports is swimming! I put this book together because the very first time I did Key West swim, I had a lot of questions about what it was all about.
I first did this swim one month shy of my 50th birthday. There's nothing amazing about my age and competing in this event. What is amazing is that 6 months prior, I couldn't swim eight laps in a 25 yard pool without getting winded! With the help of my coach, Kari Duane, I was able to gain the skills necessary to successfully complete the race. I share this information with you because you might not think you could ever swim non-stop for hours. Think again!
If you are considering a long-distance swim, and especially a long-distance swim around Key West, I've written this book for you. In this audiobook, I'm going to give you 21 tips. These were some of the questions that I wanted to have answered before the race. Also included are questions that I wished I had asked that I hadn't! I hope you enjoy these tips and that you get a lot of benefit out of the pages that follow.
If you would like to contact me, please feel free to send me an email to rich@KeyWestSwimTips.com, and I will be sure to respond. Any questions at all that you have on your first race, I will be happy to help you out.
If you could sum up Going the Distance in three words, what would they be?
Practical ultra-swim advice!
What did you like best about this story?
The book has a lot of practical advice for long distance open water swimmers.
What about Richard B. Greene’s performance did you like?
His past swim experiences add both authenticity and inspiration to this book.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Any additional comments?
Very inspirational book.