• What’s This About

    While coaching swimming nothing would send the hair on the back of my neck standing more than the words ‘I CAN’T’. My internal scream would send out a louder ‘WHY NOT’. The interaction, the turbulence, provided a direction…head first into the fire. I feared that the ‘I CAN’T’, if not investigated, concretes itself into the safe harbor, the containment, of a lifelong ‘BREAKWALL’. The ‘WHY NOT’ is ‘THE BEYOND’, the battle cry, the direction, the salvaging effort. The metaphor is ageless, human.
    Going ‘BEYOND BREAKWALLS’ is living your life… ‘BBW’ is the encouragement.

    I am dedicating these efforts in support of 'The Brotherhood For The Fallen'

    They represent reverently, modestly, and humbly the individuals who chose a side, planted their heels, and met their final call. They are Hero’s, represented by Hero's. It's an incredible honor.
    Thanks for visiting, that too is an Honor...

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The FORUM is interactive, a two way conversation on a given topic. Tons of information gathered, real life experiences. The conversation starts on topic but usually ends in a pleasant unexpected twist.


Transparent and honest is the goal, bold. The FORUM is definitely an avenue to inspire, empower, give a little and take a little.


Limited to 60 minutes, you can enter and exit at any time. First name, or whatever you wish to be called, followed by state, country, etc. is all it takes. Your presence is appreciated. If you join ‘in midstream’ of sorts, just hang on and I will invite you into the conversation when the ‘smoke clears’. Some stories will be invited to be show-cased on/via BBW.


Regardless, ‘Let’s just let it flow’…




First FORUM: 29 June 2013

Time: 7-8pm. CST


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  • About Nial

    I fell a few times in the past few years that 'BBW' is a climb back, a rekindling of my Soul. The postings keep me 'tracking' in a passionate direction. I need that, Passion. The other piece that is so important to me, especially at this time in my life, is to somehow share the experience, the attitude, humor, pain... all things human. It's in this place we can relate and in certain moments...carry each other. I need that too.
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  • Swims Completed

    1. English Channel

    2. Strait of Gibraltar

    3. Manhattan Island

    4.Chicago Shoreline

    5. Chicago to Michigan

    6. Catalina Island