Tag: Bering Strait Swim

Kosatka DV, Swimming With The Orcas

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Kosatka means orca or toothed whales in the Russian language. A winter swimming center and club called Kosatka DV in Vladivostok was founded by Oleg Duchuchaev. DV or Dalniy Vostok means Far East that includes East Siberia, Yakutia, and the Pacific Coast. Kosatka DV organizes and trains people for

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Anne Marie Ward On WOWSA Live

Sponsored by KAATSU Global, Huntington Beach, California. In a throwback episode (from June 2012) of Open Water Wednesday (the precursor to WOWSA Live), USA Swimming national team coach Anne Marie Ward spoke with Steven Munatones on a variety of topics. Ward was the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year and is an inductee of the Hall of Fame

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Matías Ola On The Big Blue

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While Matías Ola of Argentina is known as an ice swimmer and ice festival organizer, he is also embarking on his Unir el Mundo project. His swims around the world include the following: 1. Strait of Gibraltar 2. 86 km Bering Strait Crossing (international relay team) 3. Bering Strait from Big Diomede

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Admiral Accepts Accolades

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. In Tyumen, Admiral Konstantin Semyonovich Sidenko (Russian: Константин Семёнович Сиденко) accepted the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year award on behalf of all the swimmers and support personnel who participated in the Bering Strait Swim. Admiral Sidenko is a Russian admiral of the

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The Doctors Are In

Photo of Dr. Irina Zhidkova [on left] with Dr. Nataliya Fatyanova [on right] strategizing onboard the Russian hospital ship Irtysh en route to Alaska during the 6-day Bering Strait Swim. Photo courtesy of Nuala Moore . Copyright © 2014 by World Open Water Swimming Association

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