10,000 Consecutive Days of Swimming

by SwimSwam 4

August 23rd, 2016 Industry, News

Austin, Texas – At 8:00 am on Saturday, September 3, 2016, sixty-eight-year-old, swimmer, coach, author, and sports psychologist, Dr. Keith Bell, will be swimming 10,000 yards to commemorate his 10,000th consecutive day of swimming with a goal to raise at least $10,000 to fund swimming lessons for those who otherwise wouldn’t learn to swim.

Whether swimming competitively, recreationally, for fitness, or just playing or relaxing in or around the water; knowing how to swim, in addition to saving lives, can provide unparalleled health and fitness benefits and a lifetime of pure, unmitigated joy.

City of Austin Mayor Steve Adler has proclaimed September 3, 2016 “Keith Bell’s Celebrate Swimming Day.” Keith invites swimmers everywhere to join him in celebrating the great sport & pastime of `swimming by helping fund swimming lessons for those less fortunate.

To support children and adults who, without your help, could not afford swim lessons; go to Keith’s Celebrate Swimming Campaign or donate to the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash campaign, or other learn-to-swim charities. 100% of all donations to the Celebrate Swimming Campaign will go to fund swimming lessons.

This is courtesy of American Swimming Association.

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BaldingEagle

27 years. Without missing a day. Man, we are all lazy.

I swam a race he and his wife Sandy organized,mother Lake Travis Relay, in 2013. It’s a race that’s close to 12 miles long. I swam it solo against some relay teams. His team won. Great guy!

JudgeNot

That is incredible. He must have been sick, tired, having a crappy day/week/month, busy with a million things, all the usual “life” stuff, and he still found a way to swim laps every day for that long. I can’t go 10 days in a row anymore. Dr. Bell – you are an inspiration. And the cause is fantastic.

Cynthia mae Curran

That distance when you are older you have to watched out for charlie horses in your legs and feet.

Beachbumj343

And some people say people in their early 30s and late 30s are old swimmers

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