Tag: channel swim

The Yin-Yang Of Open Water Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. How do they do it? How do open water swimmers balance the clearly contrary extremes in their daily lives? In Chinese philosophy, yin (陰) and yang (陽) describes how apparently opposite or contrary forces are actually complementary, interconnected, and inter- dependent. After observing people doing

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Merman’s Magical Moments

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Adam Walker, known as Mad Adam, and his protective pod of dolphins in the Cook Strait continue to be an online hit with over 4.4 million views on YouTube (see below): From being featured on Japanese television to being shown in Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and America, the personable British swimmer and

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From Malta To Gozo, Once Or Twice

From Malta To Gozo, Once Or Twice Courtesy of WOWSA, Malta-Gozo. The Malta-Gozo-Malta Open Water Swimming Competition is one of the world's top open water swimming competitions. The Birkirkara St Josephs Sports Club-sponsored event is held in Malta, an archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea south of the coast of Sicily, Italy. The course is a

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You Are Going To Do What?!?

It is a fact that marathon swimming requires a budget that rivals a triathlete (with a more-than-decent bike). But the cost of these swims prevents many people from even attempting a channel swim. Sure many thousands of swimmers work, save and sacrifice to fund their own swims while their spouses and families remain extraordinarily accommodating and

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