I am an open-water swim enthusiast living and swimming year-round on Whidbey Island. This blog is meant to share the where, when, and how I swim. But it is also an attempt to chase and chart the “why” some of us are called to open water, and need to get in.

In addition to this blog, I’m also a writer, editor, survivor, and poet. (I guess poets ARE writers, but for some reason it feels more cool to delineate!) Visit TJWileyWriter to see more of my work.