Tag: Apache Lake

Enjoying S.C.A.R. More From A Kayak

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Brad Lundblad knows a good thing when he sees it. So when the 48-year-old lifelong swimmer learned about the S.C.A.R. Challenge in his adopted home state of Arizona, he started training. Despite being afflicted by Lyme disease, he completed all 4 legs of the 2014 and 2015 S.C.A.R. Challenges. In 2014, he

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Swimming In Salt

Courtesy of Mark Burgess, SwimTrek. SwimTrek has attracted numerous Americans to its European swim holidays. Now the reverse is happening. SwimTrek is coming to the United States with its first week-long swim adventure along the Salt River in the western American state of Arizona. Mark Burgess explains, "SwimTrek has launched its first all American

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Men And Women Couldn’t Be Closer

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. It is remarkable how close the average times are for men and women in the 4-day stage swim known as the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge in Arizona. The S.C.A.R. event traditionally attracts many of the most experienced marathon swimmers in the world - and both genders, remarkably close in average age, are swimming

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From Rogue To Royalty

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The S.C.A.R. Swim has been quickly transformed from an offline rogue swim by a passionate soloist to a 5-day celebration by the crème de la crème on the international marathon swimming scene. When Kent Nicholas's new website went online, the beauty and uniqueness of the 66.9 km (41.7-mile) stage swim are as

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S.C.A.R. Leaves Great Memories

SCAR SWIM 2014 from Kent Nicholas on Vimeo. As organizer Kent Nicholas explains about the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge 2014, "It was hard to fit four days, four lakes and roughly 40 miles of swimming into 5 minutes ... but here goes [see above]. We don't take ourselves too seriously, remembering that swimming is about having a good time." And that the

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Grace Van Der Byl Goes 3 For 3 After 17

Grace van der Byl did it again at the S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge on Day Three. She dominated, not unexpectedly, the most difficult stage of the 4-day marathon - a tough, cold 17-miler (27.3 km) in Apache Lake. Just finishing over 5 hours, she separated herself by 20 minutes over the field. But everyone who swam had to dig deep as they faced relentless 20-30

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