Tag: Ben Lecomte

Google Googles For The Open Water?
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Traditional Swedish goggles or Aquasphere’s wide-angle lens? Mirrored or clear? Prescription or optical? Open water swimmers have so many choices of their favored goggles – and the choices continue to expand as the sport grows. When a child puts on goggles for the first time, they just grab a pair, put them on their head, squint their eyes and put

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Waves, Oh Swell
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Evan Slater and Peter Taras co-authored Swell: A Year Of Waves, a magnificent book of beautiful photographs and engaging essays about giant ocean swells that start in different places around the world. These swells are the very forces that Dan Martin will feel with regularity as he strokes and struggles his way across the Atlantic Ocean. Who knows what he

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Never Ever Easy Training Alone
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Dan Martin, Ben Lecomte, Penny Palfrey and Diana Nyad...can there be any group of aquatic athletes training as intensely as these four? Martin does between 2 and 8 hours of swimming per day to get ready for his stage swim across the Atlantic Ocean. "I try and split the distance into three swims so I can experience getting in and out a lot [which he will

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