The pair left from a rocky shoreline near Wellington. This blog is personal opinion, and is not representative of the views of the Westport School District or Board of Education. Strong currents and gnarly conditions added quite a bit to their route. ft. single-family home is a 4 bed, 4.0 bath property. Westport – Soundview and Compo Beach opens May 15 and will fill parking lots at 50 … She adjusted her eating and sleeping schedules. Liz first hoped to swim the strait in 2012. And it’s fun!”. Rules; Coaches Tips Recently sold: $2,280,000. But — until earlier this month — Liz had never swum Cook Strait. Home; News. Lifeguards come down the beach to be available for swimmers at the 39th annual Westport Weston Family YMCA's Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim, Sunday, July 30, 2017, in … A fishing trip to close by Terry Baksay Fishing Entrprs is always a great idea; the top of Compo Hill is easily seen from Compo Beach. provide financial assistance for programs like swim lessons, child care & camp. Cockenoe Island is off Seymour Point in Westport and only accessible by boat. The 1976 Staples High School graduate is a long distance swimmer. But the waters were so strong, it was too difficult to eat. In late March they all gathered in Wellington. Car Emblem Schedule: Compo Beach – May 1 to Sept. 30; Burying Hill Beach – Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day; Old Mill Beach – May 1 to Sept. 30 during the hours of 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Traditional cottages & abundant gardens. Liz has already completed the “Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming”: the English Channel, California’s Catalina Channel and circumnavigating Manhattan Island. Cook Strait separates the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Robert Edward JenningsOctober 25, 1937 - January 9, 2021. “ Hammo as we locals call it combines a good experience, from beach going, swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, and camping with some great restaurants nearby, such as Fish Tale, Clam Castle, and Donahues, ... Compo Beach Westport. The 2,510 sq. A tenth-ge Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age for Compo Beach and Burying Hill Beach and hold a valid American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard certification. “I love it!” she exults. Compo Beach off-leash dog area is located at Compo Beach and Yacht Club and welcomes dogs from October 1 through March 30. already completed the “Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming”: the English Channel, California’s Catalina Channel and circumnavigating Manhattan Island. She works with global markets on tax initiatives. New Zealand, though, was a dream deferred. She fed her sister, and kept her upbeat. The final (and 15th) #FridayFlowers are on display at the Compo Beach lifeguard station. July 28th will be our next Point to Point swim at Compo Beach. Earthplace will also collect more water samples today, Cooper said. In these areas us an appropriate caulk or sealant such as Commercial 100% Silicone Caulk or Polyblend® Ceramic Tile Caulk . Liz Fry (farthest from the Zodiac) and Nina Toledano, in action. Not for use in steam rooms or submerged applications (swimming pools, spas, water features and fountains). A great romantic getaway, family reunion or perfect summer vacation. (Alternate methods: Please send a check to: Dan Woog, 301 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880. Swimming areas subjected to the sewage list are expected to be tested again on Tuesday morning. … He was born on October 25, 1937. The Westport Garden Club — sponsor of the summer-long floral project — is grateful to the guards, and everyone at Westport Parks & Rec — for keeping our beaches safe and fun. Thanks!). 8:30 a.m. – Point to Point starts Just a few miles to Westport & Saugatuck centers, Compo Beach, and lovely Sherwood Island. This home was built in 1939 and last sold on 8/3/2001 for $1,070,000. This sophisticated antique barn with up-to-date amenities is within walking distance to the train, Compo Beach and Longshore Country Club. Liz is already looking forward to another “Sound” swim: Westport’s Point to Point, at Compo Beach. Be aware that the area is not fenced. Yet Liz knows. The recent leak was described as significantly smaller than last week’s sewer leakage. Latest News; Archived News; USMS Articles and Videos; Membership. Swimmers will appreciate convenient deck access to a full bathroom with new Sauna. Applicants must be a minimum of 15 years of age for Longshore Pool and hold a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certifications. If you are a copyright owner of any unattributed image or text on this blog, send me an e-mail and I will remove it or give you credit, whichever you prefer. Day of race registration and check in begin at 7 a.m., Sunday , July 10th at Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut. It’s also got some of the most dangerous and unpredictable waters in the world. Residents can only purchase beach permits online or by mail. Liz swam with Nora Toledano — the first Mexican woman to complete 6 of the famed Oceans 7 open water channel swims. “After the big spill there’s a lot of sensitivity to the river so we just wanted to make sure it’s safe,” he said, adding results would come in later this afternoon. Only the North Channel remains. “I could see the shore coming closer.”. Tagged Compo Beach Point to Point Swim, Cook Inlet, Liz Fry, long distance swimming, Nora Toledano, Oceans 7 Please support “06880” — thanks! Normally, she was fed every 45 minutes. 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Compo Beach is a 29 acre park with an extensive sand beach along the shore of Long Island Sound and borders the Saugatuck River. At Compo Beach you will find an expansive children's playground on the sand, a marina, sailing school, boat slips, skate park and windsurf launches. Beach goers and Parks & Rec personnel at Compo Beach said the order to leave the water was made sometime between 11 a.m. and noon, about an hour before the Fire Department released its announcement that the beaches were closed to swimming. He said the results were no where near the 104 bacteria colonies per 100 milliliter of water when it is advised to close areas to swimming. Roundup: 103rd Birthday, COVID Vaccine, Insurrection Arrest, More, Roundup: Inauguration, Staples Sports, Restaurant News, More, Photography in my Life (Katherine Hooper). Liz is not a professional swimmer. The Westport Fire Department announced on Wednesday they were notified sewage was coming up from a manhole in front of the school on Riverside Avenue. But Liz and Nora are not crows. She was chosen for a final spot this season. Lifeguards come down the beach to be available for swimmers at the 39th annual Westport Weston Family YMCA's Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim, Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Westport, Conn. A mob of swimmers take off on a one-mile loop around the east beach at the 39th annual Westport Weston Family YMCA's Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim, Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Westport, Conn. WESTPORT — Westport beaches have been cleared for swimming after a sewage leak near Saugatuck Elementary School, Westport-Weston Health District Director Mark Cooper said. There’s no reason you or I would even think of swimming Cook Strait. There is a boat launch ramp at Compo Beach and Marina and Saugatuck River State Boat Launch in Westport. Peggy was in that boat. Together, they had conquered Cook Strait. At the 5-hour mark, they were about 5 miles from shore. Currents picked up. FAQ; USMS Registration; Places To Swim; Meeting Minutes; Coaches Corner. Or use Venmo: @DanWoog06880. Fresh oysters and fishing. “I’m fairly introverted,” Liz says. Due to the spill area being limited, he said there is no longer any prohibitions. Swimming was again prohibited at Westport's Compo Beach on Monday following Saturday's sewage spill in the Saugautuck River. Stunning panoramic views of the ocean and Waikiki Beach areas, Diamond Head, Ala Wai Golf Course and Mountains. Her luggage did not. Anna Lee Halderman, 28, of Norwalk, has been arrested after allegedly removing the top part of her bathing suit at Compo Beach on Jult 15, 2019. Through efforts like the Point to Point Swim, the YMCA is able to provide over $400K in financial assistance every year. Follow us on Twitter @westportparkrec Tel. With an undergraduate degree from UConn and a master’s from Fordham, she’s got a thriving career in finance. Police said … Which raises the question: If Liz Fry can swim from North Island to South Island, why can’t Air New Zealand put her bags on the right plane? But within minutes the water temperature dropped from the 60s to 57. Their destination — Arapawa Island, a small spit of land — was 18 miles away as the crow flies. She loves the physical challenge of fighting tides, jellyfish, hunger and pain to get from Point A to Point B (though the route she takes is seldom the shortest). Compo Beach and Marina Compo Beach Road Westport, Connecticut Ph: 203-341-5090 Compo Beach and Marina is a 29-acre park with something for everyone. Reader contributions keep this blog going. She sees new places, meets new people and learns new cultures. Liz was accompanied by a large “mother ship,” and a smaller Zodiac. I’ve met incredible people, and helped others meet their goals. They hauled themselves up a sheer wall. There are campgrounds reasonably near the piece of shoreline where you can set up that camp site. Liz figured they were 2 hours away. All proceeds from Point to Point go to help support the YMCA’s Annual Campaign. “It was a very small leak compared to the last one, but out an abundance of caution we closed the beach yesterday afternoon,” Cooper said. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. But Superstorm Sandy hit, and its aftermath took precedence. High winds and treacherous seas limit the number of attempts. The main event will consist of a certified USA Track and Field 10K & 5K Run and a 5K Walk to join the fun. The last hour was the toughest swimming Liz has ever done. Word came that she might be able to go soon. Check in and registration begins at 7:00am. Robert Edward Jennings, 83 of Wilton, CT, died suddenly on January 9, 2021 at Bridgeport Hospital. “I’m living the dream,” she says. Any amount is welcome — and appreciated! Minutes from the house is the town-owned Longshore Country Club, open to all residents; Longshore boasts an 18 hole golf course , swimming pools with views of Long Island Sound, tennis courts, ice rink, paddle courts and patio/bar bordering Long Island Sound. It was one of the first “long distance” ones she did. As 50-mile an hour winds blew — with gusts up to 80 — Liz trained in a nearby pool. 200 reviews #1 of 4 Outdoor Activities in Westport “I was working hard,” Liz notes. Still, she felt joyful. The only transportation you will see are bicycles and carts. She double-crossed the English Channel (England to France, then back). The swimmers made good headway. Cook Strait would be her last, after the Molokai Channel, English Channel, Catalina Channel, Tsugaru Strait, the Strait of Gibraltar and the most brutal: the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland, ice cold and filled with jellyfish . Not for use in movement joints or changes of plane in the tile installation. beach: hai\/ bian– high bee–in: beancurd: dou\ fu\/ doe fuu: beautiful: mei\/ may: beef with oyster sauce: hao/ you/ niu/ rou\ how yoe neo roe: before: yi\/ qian/ ee tchee–in: behind: hou\ mian\ hoe mee–in: below: xia\ shee–ah: below edge: xia\ bian– shee–ah bee–in: below edge: zai\ … It took 4 1/2 hours for the women to complete their swim. 35 Compo Beach Rd , Westport, CT 06880-6814 is currently not for sale. What was not fun was the trip back. Then the outdoor shower to clean you off … It teems with dolphins and whales. But it’s more than just the satisfaction of overcoming extreme physical and mental challenges. This beach is a fine location to check out. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. So — even though training and preparing for a long distance swim takes a spectacular amount of time and effort — Liz is able to pursue her passion. No fee. I’m exhausted just writing this. I’ve seen the most beautiful places. Liz Fry, at the sheer wall ending point: Perano Head (Marlborough), on South Island. Four years ago, she applied for one of the few Cook Strait slots. When an unidentified mom confronted Halderman about baring her breasts at Compo Beach, police said the allegedly drunk 28-year-old took off her bikini bottom in front of the woman's child as well. It’s fall now Down Under, with air temperature already dropping to the 50s. Fax (203) 341.5073 Cancellation line (203) 341.5074 Email: recreation@westportct.gov Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID … Fortunately, today’s technology allows her to work remotely. New Zealand mark Liz’s 6th of the 7 famed swims. But she would not find out until 7 p.m. Friday that she’d be swimming early the next morning. Popular activities in Westport include boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, and more. Posted in Beach, People, Sports, Staples HS, Tagged Compo Beach Point to Point Swim, Cook Inlet, Liz Fry, long distance swimming, Nora Toledano, Oceans 7, Click here to help support “06880” via credit card or PayPal. The YMCA uses the Annual Campaign Fund to provide financial assistance for programs like swim lessons, child care and camp. It is handicapped accessible with a boardwalk, pavilion, concession stand, two … “Swimming has helped me come out of my shell. Sailing, boating and swimming right off your private beach. She arrived home. 90 steps till your feet are planted in the sand, and if you like to swim we have a wonderful protected .5 mile jetty to jetty swim (just don't swim to close to the buoys and you won't have the lifeguard's whistles blowing at you). Liz also loves to travel. It’s beautiful. Liz’s entourage included her sister Peggy, a 1975 Staples grad now living in Seattle who has served as crew chief on previous swims; Peggy’s husband, and Staples ’83 friend Debbie Masso. Families flock to Westport for its top-notch schools, quick commute to New York City, and charming atmosphere along the Long Island Sound. Live the good life at Compo Beach all year around! I can’t fathom what a long distance swim feels like. Specifically, all beaches, Longshore Golf Course, Longshore Marina, Longshore Tennis, Swimming and Sailing School necessitate passes. Seaside Sanctuary...Marvelous beachfront residence on prestigious private island of Compo Mill Cove. It connects the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, and is near the capital city of Wellington. Cooper said Compo Beach and Burying Hill Beach, as well as the swimming pond in Bisceglie Park in Weston, came back with negligible bacteria counts. Rooftop swimming pool and recreation deck which includes a sauna, showers, sun lounge area, exercise facility, kitchen area with ice machine and three separate BBQ areas. Family YMCA to Host 37th Annual Point to Point Compo Beach Swim, July 12 - Westport, CT - Hosted by the Westport Weston Family YMCA, the 1-mile open-water swim … She’s swum 2 of the Great Lakes, and in Japan. There were plenty of reasons why, even beyond the danger and distance. All applicants must hold a valid American Red Cross First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and AED essentials. Cooper said in an abundance of caution beaches were temporarily closed Wednesday afternoon while his department collected water samples. Not just any one of that hardy breed, though. The Westport Young Woman’s League will be hosting its 42nd annual running of the Minute Man Race on April 25, 2021*, at the famed Compo Beach, with all warm-ups starting after 8 am. Finally, she and Nora were there. 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