Episode 103: Charlotte Samuels

Just when you start to think the youth in this country are in need of serious help, one comes along to disprove the stereotypes.

Charlotte Samuels is an avid open water swimmer from Ridgewood, NJ. A 17-year-old senior at Ridgewood High School in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Charlotte has been swimming competitively since age 6 and currently swims on the Bergen Barracudas out of Mahwah, New Jersey. On September 8, 2014, Charlotte completed the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, a trifecta of three of the world’s most challenging marathon swims- the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, the Catalina Channel swim, and the English Channel Swim. Since then, Charlotte has become the first person in history to complete the 21-mile crossing of the New York Bight from Atlantic Beach, NY to Sea Bright NJ.

Charlotte is also the youngest person to complete the 17.5-mile Ederle Swim from Manhattan to Sandy Hook, NJ and one of 14 swimmers to complete the inaugural and only 15.1-mile Cape Circumnavigation Challenge, a circumnavigation of Cape May, NJ.

Charlotte is an active volunteer for Citizens for Swimming (nice article about her involvement can be seen HERE), a charitable initiative that brings kids out of the urban landscape and into suburbia, to give them a safe and fun environment to enjoy the water and learn how to swim.

Charlotte is also a writer and poet who is involved in the slam-poetry community and online community for writers. (source: http://www.charlotteswims.tk)

You can read Charlotte’s blog HERE Let her know you heard her on the podcast.

Please go read the blog post on negative Self Talk and the Born Fitness blog (located HERE). We are all guilty of this, and this article is well written and full of truth.

John discusses the challenges of sleep apnea and sleeping with a mask.

Andrew goes in deep with a new health regimen.

The Charity issue we spoke of can be viewed HERE