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Some photos courtesy of Steve Hernan

Dipping into serious exercise in Lake Michigan

by K. Clancy Calkins
May 14, 2013


Courtesy of Steve Hernan

Steve Hernan teaches others how to swim in open waters. He says swimming in the lake returns city-goers to nature.

As Memorial Day approaches and beaches open up, Chicagoans may want to pursue a summer sport that challenges their comfort zone. Steve Hernan, an open water swimming coach, suggest plunging into the Lake Michigan waters to face their fears. Hernan has coached first-time swimmers to triathletes to accomplish their goals and to face their fears on land as well.