Tag: Channel Swimming Association

All Hands On Deck And In The Water

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. According to the Channel Swimming Association, Peter Frayne was an observer on Florence Chadwick's swim and had to jump in the English Channel to guide her after the water pump on her escort boat failed within three miles of shore. Prior to that call of duty, Frayne was below decks on her escort boat

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Swimming An Ultra Marathon In Place

Australian Chloë McCardel will begin a 16-hour indoor swim in a swim spa at the SPASA Pool & Spa and Outdoor Living Expo in Melbourne on midnight January 31st. If successful, McCardel will swim the equivalent of one and a half crossings of the English Channel while swimming in place. Swimming into a series of water jets for resistance, McCardel will

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Jammin’ Fast In The Open Water

In the Marathon Swimmers Forum, Evan Morrison of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association analyzed the opinions of 175 former, current or aspiring marathon swimmers from around the world. His comprehensive analyses are posted here. Those 175 opinions present a very interesting snapshot of the community that includes at least 710 channel swimmers and

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