Tag: Bear Lake

It Was A Bear Of A Swim

Courtesy of Gordon Gridley, Bear Lake, Utah. Fifteen soloists completed the annual 7-mile Bear Lake Monster Swim, across the width of Bear Lake despite some very rough conditions. "75 swimmers to date have successfully completed swimming the width of Bear Lake," says Gordon Gridley. "Also, Triple Crown swimmer, Joelle Beard completed her fifth crossing

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Starkly Courageous Across Bear Lake

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Chad Starks became the sixth person to swim the 19-mile length of Bear Lake in Utah in the western United States. One of the handful of individuals who have completed the Utah Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, Starks completed the 30.5 km lengthwise traverse of Bear Lake in 13 hours 9 minutes under the

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The Start Of Something Good In Bear Lake

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. James Jonsson will attempt to swim 38 miles in under 20 hours to raise money for a crowdfunding campaign for children with Autism. Jonsson will attempt an unprecedented marathon swim later this week at Bear Lake that borders of the states of Utah and Idaho. He refers to his attempt as Bear Lake x2 – 20 or a

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Swimmers Are Bullish On A Bear Of A Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Like the famed Loch Ness in Scotland and Lake Memphremagog that stretching from Quebec, Canada to Vermont, USA, legend has it that there is a monster of sorts that lives in Bear Lake, located on the border of Utah and Idaho. Monster or not, the swimmers in the annual 7-mile Bear Lake Monster Swim performed

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A Bear Of A Swim By James Jonssons

James Jonssons set the Bear Lake crossing record in 8 hours and 53 minutes. Even with a comfortable 71°F (21.6°C) surface water temperature along the 30K course, James faced other problems - icy cold water just below the surface and 5,924-foot (1,806-meter) altitude in the beautiful blue lake straddling the border between the western states of Utah and

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