I was two miles away from shore with two and a half more to swim before I reached the other side. I stopped for a second, treaded water and said to myself, “I’m going to die. And I’m never doing this again.”
I was just one of 569 other swimmers participating in a 4.4-mile charity swim beneath the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Two and half hours later I landed on a small beach on Kent Island with a feeling of exhilaration that I’ll never forget, and I said to myself, “I’m definitely doing this again.”