Tag: channel swimmers

Are You Ready For The Open Water?

"All things are ready, if our minds be so," wrote Shakespeare in Henry V. The same can be said for open water swimming especially if one's preparation is optimized. But competitive swimmers, solo swimmers, newbies, and ice swimmers can face different issues. While athletes like Petar Stoychev, Greta Andersen, Paul Asmuth, and Shelley Taylor-Smith competed

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Social Kicking, A Leg Up On Catching Up

Social Kicking, A Leg Up On Catching Up Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While channel swimmers, distance swimmers and elite swimmers train exceedingly hard, pushing themselves lap after lap and mile after mile in the pool and open water, we always find it is a pleasure when an adult swimming coach or masters swimming coach calls for casual

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Pizza For Open Water Swimmers

Channel swimmers swear by jelly babies and Maxim. Competitive marathon swimmers stick gel packs in their swimsuits. And open water swimmers and triathlete of all ages and abilities enjoy good meals after their workouts and races. But if you are going out for pizza in a post-swim meal, don't forget to order something special, perhaps even an anatomically

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The Time Is Now, The Choice Is Yours

As 2012 comes to a close, many swimmers take stock of their achievements during the year. Some swimmers, however, will focus a bit more on their failures (real or perceived), missed opportunities, unexpected situations and all kinds of "what if" scenarios. In either case, most swimmers optimistically and ideally consider what is possible in the New Year.

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