Marcia Cleveland has been a swimmer all her life. After her age group and collegiate careers, she began swimming Open Water in her early twenties and quickly discovered the tranquility and opportunities it offers. She enjoys all aspects of this sport as it expands in challenges and community. Besides completing many marathon swims over the past three decades, Marcia is now also a highly regarded advisor, clinician, and coach of open water swimming. She continues to find new personal challenges and is motivated to push herself on many dimensions, knowing she will have to train very hard to achieve what she sets her sights on.