Tag: Alexander Studzinski

Records Meant To Be Broken

Records Meant To Be Broken Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The worlds of competitive pool swimming and open water swimming are different in a variety of ways regarding the subject of  world records. World records in the pool are governed by FINA and are limited to strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle, individual medley),

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Marriage In Maui, Ocean Odyssey

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Two German swimmers, Beatrix Eisel and Alexander Studzinski were in Hawaii to participate in the Maui Channel Swim and Waikiki Roughwater Swim, but their swims were preceded by a shoreline wedding and part of their honeymoon. They could not help but incorporate the ocean in their wedding. For years, the

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Great Scottish swim…What A Honeymoon

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Alexander Studzinski won the Great Scottish Swim, competing with 2,500 other open water swimmers in Loch Lomond yesterday. It was a fitting farewell to the German marathon swimmer who is now off with his fiancé Beatrix Eisel to Hawaii for their wedding before their Maui Channel Swim. Beatrix, a former

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Who Is The King Of The Sea?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Who are these guys on the beach? They are top open water swimmers from South Africa, Italy, Germany, Argentina, and Brazil who compete in the annual King and Queen of the Sea (Rei e Rainha do Mar in Portuguese) competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The multi-stage professional and amateur open water swim

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How Times Change In The Open Water

World open water swimming records are not kept by FINA for various reasons including because of the dynamic nature of open water venues. Competitions over the same distance differ in water conditions and temperature, weather and wind, marine life, the position and number of feeding pontoons, the number of swimmers, the position and number of turn buoys,

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