Tag: Aaron Peirsol

Swimming In The Ocean With Zombies

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Yesterday, the Monster Mile was held in Newport Beach, California. The Monster Mile is a 2-mile biathlon for children that includes a 1-mile ocean swim and 1-mile ocean run. It is sponsored and organized by the Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards and held annually in August. Participants wear costumes and use

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Ryan Lochte Mimics Great Bodysurfers

Images courtesy of Universal Sports in Kazan, Russia. Controversy was stirred up and then quietly diffused when Ryan Lochte used an old body surfing technique during his 200m individual medley gold medal performance at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. As body surfers have done for generations and a handful of veteran ocean swimmers with

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Flying, Fleet Of Foot After Open Water

Lexie Kelly of the U.S.A. and Guillermo Bertola cruised to swift victories in the beach biathlon at yesterdays King and Queen of the Sea competition on the shores of Copacabana Beach. While Bertola was bunched up with Chad Ho and Aaron Peirsol in the water, once he hit the soft sand of Copacabana Beach, he took off like a great miler, extraordinarily

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School Is Out For Xavier Desharnais

Xavier Desharnais of Canada prepped for tomorrow’s 3 km international team relay competition by participating in today’s 4 km ocean swim at the King and Queen of the Sea competition on Copacabana Beach. “I have been studying for my final exams and just sleeping 3-4 hours per night. It has been very hard. But right after my last exam, I flew to Rio de

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