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IWSG Baja Mexico Swim Vacation

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In November, I had the opportunity to take a bucket-list dream vacation revolving around my favorite sport: SWIMMING! A company in England, SwimTrek, hosts swimming vacations all around the world, and we decided on Baja, Mexico. My college swimming teammates and I glamped on Isla de Espiritu Santo while swimming 2-4 miles a day in the crystal-blue waters of the Sea of Cortez.

The island had no electricity or wi-fi, adding to the spirituality of the experience. We were lucky to have a talented chef who prepared ceviche, fish tacos, and even a birthday cake! There were seven swimmers from my alma mater, and fun new friends from California, Canada, Germany, and Italy.

A highlight was swimming with sea lions.

What a memorable experience! A swimming vacation just *might* be the setting for my next novel.

12 thoughts on “IWSG Baja Mexico Swim Vacation”

    1. Floating in saltwater is less effortful than in a pool or lake! My friend is taking adult swim lessons, and I admire her for that. There was one rather inexperienced swimmer on our trip, and I was impressed by his growth mindset to use the trip to improve his swimming.

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      1. I had it all planned: local swimming pool within walking distance; card bought with ten trips; swimming gear etc AND Covid happened then we moved. So I’m back to floating and the graceless dog-paddle, haha

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  1. That’s so cool that you went on a swim vacation with your college swim team. I just produced The Sweet Delilah Swim Club, about five women in a college swim team who get together every year at a cabin. You might want to check it out.

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