Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=221343
Story Retrieval Date: 10/20/2014 5:50:38 PM CST
Some photos courtesy of Steve Hernan
Dipping into serious exercise in Lake Michigan
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.