This calls for a Kir Royale! What is a Kir Royale, you ask? And why am I 🥂 celebrating? 🥳 🍾
The Celebration: These guys (click through the images) just got awarded The Personal Achievement Award 🏅 for the year from PacMasters Swimming organization! In my other life I work at Google and moderate our 🥽 swim community forum, so I had the immense honor to support and watch them break a Guinness Book World Record for the longest swim relay, set 40 years ago. They did this by swimming non-stop in relay style all 😎 and into the 🌃: 8 swimmers, 11 days, 596 miles, 200+ volunteer witnesses, hundreds of log 📖 pages, 4 📷 positioned and running non-stop, a Colorado Systems touchpad for recording laps, independent auditors, lots of 🍪 🍪🍪🍪 and 🧴. This was an amazing achievement! 🥂 🥳We're still waiting on the Guiness folks to audit but this achievement award is worth celebrating!
The Heros: These guys swam around the clock for fun, for sport, and to raise 10s of thousands of dollars for challenged athletes! @craig_etc
(our fearless leader!) @dowd.tom @roboultra @smawson
Joe Gardener, Erik Haugen, Joe Young, Collin Johnston! Congratulations gentlemen! See @gswimrecord
The Support: @schulaura65 @rayessick me and hundreds of amazing witness volunteers, friends and family!
The Wine: Hopefully worthy of their effort but frankly... Not. No matter how yummy it may be. A Kir is a 🍷 cocktail made from Creme de Cassis (liqueur made from black currants) and a crisp white wine traditionally a Burgundian Aligoté but you can use some other neutral and unoaked whites or go for a Kir Royale and use 🍾 (or in this case a California Sparkler). They are delicious and sweet and served as an apéritif. I highly recommend giving this drink a try, always take me back to Les Deux Magot in Paris and Paris in general.
So raise a🍷 with me to this latest achievement and recognition, I'll update you when we hear from Guinness next!!