Here is an excerpt from USA Today's For The Win! column (as retweeted by @LiveStrong) on my good friend and CrossFit NYC member Kirk MacLeod, whom I helped train for The Big Swim last year. I'm briefly quoted in the article about our training together. Please donate what you can for this year's Big Swim taking place this Sunday, August 17th. All proceeds are donated to benefit Brigadoon Village, a camp for chronically ill children and their families, a cause very close to Kirk's heart.