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Pat Shingleton: "Snow Swimming..."

4 years 3 months 3 days ago Thursday, February 19 2015 Feb 19, 2015 February 19, 2015 3:57 AM February 19, 2015 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

During my stint with the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh, Pa., I created a graphic that identified the number of days without sunshine. If my memory serves me, I believe we logged 53 consecutive days in the clouds. Wintertime diversions included constant trips to the Seven Springs ski resort in addition to other locations for sledding. As you are probably aware, Boston has recorded more snow in February than ever before and a former LSU swimming champion recently decided to break the boredom by swimming in the snow. In a pool, filled with snow, Julius Gloeckner replicated some swimming moves that afforded him numerous honors. With just his bathing suit and swim hat the six-time All American did the freestyle and butterfly in the snow drifts.

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