Tag: Bill Ireland

SCAQ’s Sunset Swim Series

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The Sunset Swim Series kicked off last Friday at Santa Monica Beach in Southern California. SCAQ Head Coach and Olympic silver medalist Clay Evans offers a warm-up run-swim circuit followed by an Aquathon competition of 1.5 km ocean swim + 5 km run or 700m ocean swim + 1-mile run. "You can swim and run as

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Tandem Times Two Triumphant

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The three-man relay team of Chris Kraus, Brian Ross, and Rick Gaenzle has a specific goal. The men want to become the first relay team to complete the Oceans Seven. After crossing the Tsugaru Channel, Molokai Channel, English Channel, North Channel, and Strait of Gibraltar, they have two channels

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Oceans Seven, Team-Style

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While hundreds of swimmers are on the Oceans Seven list for doing the English Channel, Catalina Channel, North Channel, Molokai Channel, Strait of Gibraltar, Cook Strait and Tsugaru Channel, there are others who prefer the camaraderie of teammates when tackling the Oceans Seven. Bill Ireland [shown above],

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El Cruce, Shortened But Difficult

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Over 600 swimmers from 7 countries participated in the 9th edition of El Cruce, also known as Por La Libre, Cancún to Isla Mujeres, one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims. It is a beautifully two-race event from Cancún to Isla Mujeres in Quintana Roo in southern Mexico. Swimmers can choose between a 3

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