Tag: bioprene

5 Out Of 40 Leaves One Rory Fitzgerald

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Neda el Món reported that only 5 out of 40 participants were able to finish the 22.3 km Illes Formigues - Illes Medes Swim in Spain. But only Rory Fitzgerald, a British ice swimmer, was able to complete the swim sans wetsuit. Fitzgerald completed the swim in 11 hours 27 minutes. "That was tough; [it was]

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Gary Workman Lives Up To His Name

Gary Workman Lives Up To His Name Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Gary Workman has a fan base at the finish of the 2-mile Alcatraz Classic for the Fastest. His son was on an Oru Kayak and his daughters and friends were on shore, cheering away. "We were so excited," said Laura (15 on left) and Sarah (18 on right of dad above). "We

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JBay Cold Water Swim Classic Returns

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There will be a gathering of the tribe of South African open water swimmers in Jeffreys Bay on July 12th as part of the Jeffreys Bay WinterFest. "Some of the big guns in the sport are busy preparing to swim the 7.5K JBay Cold Water Swim Classic," explains butterflyer Brenton Williams. The swim, presented

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Great North Swim May Go Bioprene

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The current water temperature in the Lake District's Windermere was measured at 17.1ºC this morning. The elite athletes at this weekend's Great North Swim were informed of the possibility of a traditional neoprene race becoming a non-wetsuit race. The final decision will be taken on Sunday, in the morning

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Erin Bakey Brown At Home In The Sea

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. There are probably few people on Earth more comfortable in the open water and its denizens of the deep than Erin Bakey Brown. The 45-year-old recently completed the Alcatraz Sharkfest in the bioprene division, although for work she is occasionally wrapped in neoprene. The aquatic mammal trainer is a former

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Ned Denison Au Naturale In Hong Kong

Check out photos of Ireland's Ned Denison and over 50 competitors at the Cold Half marathon swim in Hong Kong here. While competitors wore jackets on land and wetsuits in the water, Denison stood comfortably tall in short sleeve shirts on land and swam controlled in his au naturale bioprene in the water. Copyright © 2014 by World Open Water Swimming

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Matt Drew Running Towards The Open Water

Matt Drew is a 40-year-old open water swimmer from Glasgow, Scotland. He has completed an English Channel relay and an end-to-end swim across Coniston Water as well as participated in the Scottish Gas Scottish Open Water Swimming Championships, Scottish Masters and the Ye Amphibious Ancients Bathing Association mile swim. "I love swimming in the lochs and

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