Hello, and welcome to way too long story time with Chase.
This weekend my family and I traveled to
Last year I placed 5th in the Men’s Overall wet suit division, and my mother got 10th in the women’s overall wetsuit division. My mother was just 9 months removed from her bout with cervical cancer which required her to go through extreme surgery to remove it but was there none the less to swim The Rock. Last year my younger brother
We traveled there with 10 members of my Mom’s masters swim team MOST (Masters of South Texas). Also, just a little shout out, my Mother (Susan) is getting Masters Swim Coach of the Year Award this year. Way to go MOM!!! Anyway, the race is different every single year, new people, new competitors, new challenges. All the swimmers that traveled with us constantly came up to Colton, “Hey, you better win again, I was sitting next to two young guys on the flight over here that said they were going to take it all this year.”, or “Hey, you gotta repeat, we expect nothing less.” All of this, over and over and over, all day even up until we jumped off the boat to race. By the time we got on the boat
The Day Before:
The March and Ride:
There is always something special about this race, you walk a few blocks to the check in area along the coast and just feel that something big was on the horizon, but for who? I got zero sleep last night, going over and over in my head how my body was going to react to the water, will I seize up, how long will it take my to catch my breath, what if I panic? After we checked in, all I did was stare at the lonely island waited, and wondered.
As the boat reaches
Who got first, who got second? That was the question that was on all of our minds about
Susan Ingraham: 1st in wetsuit age group, 2nd in womens wetsuit division, and 13th overall in entire wetsuit division.
Chase “Third Wheel” Ingraham: 1st in non-wetsuit age group, 7th in mens non-wetsuit, and 10th overall competition.
I just want to say how proud I am of my brother
Alright, that’s all folks, until next time!! Thanks for reading.
“It never gets easier, just faster”~Chase