Tag: breaststroke

Three’s A Charm For Tony Bailey

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Three is most definitely a charm for Tony Bailey. Not only did the British swimmer finally complete a swim across the English Channel after failed attempts in 2007 and 2012, but he also did the entire swim breaststroke and he joined the esteemed 24-hour Club in the process. After two unsuccessful

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Positively Polar … The Pirita Open

We watch the ice swimmers of all ages and athletic background, but we still do not know how they do it. But they do in increasing numbers. The Pirita Open is a ice swimming festival held in the Pirita river in Tallinn, Estonia. With air temperatures and water temperatures down below freezing, the timing is perfect. "The weather forecast is quite

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Wristwatches Are A No, But GPS Is A Yes

When Jason Lassen swam across the Catalina Channel in 2010, he channeled the spirit of Captain Matthew Webb in ways that most marathon swimmers do not. Lassen (shown on left) completed his crossing of the Catalina Channel by swimming breaststroke as Captain Matthew Webb did across the English Channel and he did it without the use of GPS technology just as

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When Boredom Reigns

Usually when a group of masters swimmers gather in a pool without a coach, they can come up with a few good training sets that matches the desires and needs of everyone in the group. Usually an alpha dog proposes a tough set and then the rest of the swimmer negotiate the intervals, distances, and strokes that are mutually agreeable by everyone. When the

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