Riley Ryan, 60
I live to swim and I swim to live. It is what I do. I primarily swim open water. I have been swimming 8 miles a week during the winter to 18 miles a week in the summer for the past 30 years. I try to make four swims a week. My favorite place to swim is Hippie Hollow. In the winter I sometimes swim at Barton Springs Pool. Winters I primarily swim freestyle. In the summer I typically do two sets of 2 miles each, one freestyle and one butterfly, with a Finis Competitor monofin. I swim with a waterproof MP3 player to enhance my experience in the water. The regulars at Hippie Hollow call me the merman.
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