2013 Fundraiser

Emily von Jentzen is an Ultra Marathon Swimmer who completes lengthy endurance swims to raise money for children with special medical conditions.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015


Well my friends!  Summer is FINALLY here!  We have had such a warm spring that it feels like mid-summer already.  I've been wearing my GoPro for some of my swims…here's a goofy little video I made a few weeks ago…..

But what I am most excited to tell you all about is my Charity Swims for this year…..yes that is SWIMS with an S on the end!  This summer instead of one super long swim….I am going to swim the lengths of 30 different lakes in 60 days!  :)  I would have loved to do 30 in 30 days….but I have to work….so 30 in 60 will still be challenge enough!  The total distance of all of these lakes will be well over 90 miles. I'm looking for swimmers to join me and kayak/canoe/SUP folks who may want to join me.  Here's the event flier….the adventure starts on July 3rd!  :)

Dates of specific lakes are subject to change due to weather, support, etc.

As always, this adventure is to raise money, this year for two very special little girls, Lily and Hayden.  To donate visit www.enduringwaves.com 


Monday, June 1, 2015

2015 Fundraising begins TODAY

Well, as is usually the case, I did not blog AT ALL through the winter.  Really not to much exciting happens in my life when the snow is on the ground.  I spend a lot of time inside wishing for open water swimming conditions to return.  We had a very dry and warm spring and as a result there are some pretty nice lake temperatures around here.  I got two OWS practices in last week (one in Flathead Lake and one in the Columbia River in Washington).  This week my official summer training begins for my charity swims (that's right more than one swim this year), but more on that later.

I am very happy to announce that the board of the Enduring Waves Foundation has selected TWO children to fund raise for this year. For 2015, I will be swimming for 6-year old Hayden from Big Fork who is a special needs child with "significant global delays" AND 15 year old Lily from Ronan who is battling a rare blood disorder. Our fundraising begins TODAY! More information about my 2015 swims and how we are going to be able to support these two amazing kiddos will follow later this week!

Happy Monday!