Open Water Swimmers And Nature

Open Water Swimmers And Nature

Open water swimmers are uniquely positioned to view and interact with Mother Nature in a manner that other endurance athletes do not do.

Gadi Katz of Israel reported that a dolphin escorted his group in the Red Sea, a phenomenon that occurs all over the world on many marathon swims.

Linda Kaiser, Harry Huffaker, Penny Palfrey and many others have had close encounters with sharks – large, menacing sharks – and jellyfish and Portuguese Man-o-War of all kinds.

Dolphins, of course, frequently swim with humans as Graham Ferris of South Africa knows extremely well.

Below Miyuki Fujita interacts with a marine bird on her Suruga Bay marathon swim. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, Nick Adams was followed by a bird (7 minutes into the video).

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Steven Munatones