That’s my daughter Ranie in the middle, with cold water swimmers from Finland and Texas. They were out at Coney Island over the weekend, doing their wild thing. Ranie swam 200 yards in 37 degree water.
Why? I have no idea. But she and her pals stayed with us and the striking thing was the intensity of the camaraderie among the people who do this stuff….and the people who swim the English Chanel and the like. Ranie turns out to be a bit of a star in this world…such energy, such endurance, such warmth.
I am deeply puzzled but proud of her.