"I Actually Feel Good" ... And Tanya MacLean Should

“I Actually Feel Good” … And Tanya MacLean Should

Upon reaching shore and touching terra firma, Tanya MacLean remarked, “I actually feel pretty good.”

For those who train with and know MacLean well, it was a perfect summary of her character as she struggled – and enjoyed – a tough channel swim of 11 hours 41 minutes from Anacapa Island to the California coastline.

Nature handed her waves, current, and turbulence, but MacLean responded with patience, smiles, and guts.

All those long months of winter training paid off. In a remarkable resolve after a swim that was double her anticipated time, she actually increased her stroke count by almost 10, kicked it in, and sprinted to the finish.

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Steven Munatones